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KONY 2012

Post by paolovf » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:11 pm

"KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc

From wiki:
Joseph Kony (born 1961 in Odek, Uganda) is a Ugandan guerrilla group leader, head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a group engaged in a violent campaign to establish theocratic government based on the Ten Commandments throughout Uganda. The LRA say that God has sent spirits to communicate this mission directly to Kony
- worth a watch.
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Re: KONY 2012

Post by ptferg » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:12 pm

Here is a critique on Invisible Children, the organisers of KONY12, by a Canadian student. Makes for interesting reading.

http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/post/ ... ot-trouble
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Re: KONY 2012

Post by Dr Raskolnikov » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:10 pm

Here's another critique, this time by Christopher Hitchens in Vanity Fair, who spent time with the victims of Kony:

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/feat ... hens200601
...he was spared from being made into a concubine or a sex slave, because the L.R.A. doesn't tolerate that kind of thing for boys. It is, after all, "faith-based." Excuse me, but it does have its standards...

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Re: KONY 2012

Post by paolovf » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:18 pm

Thanks for the links guys, there was a sudden flurry of KONY2012 posts on my Facebook feed yesterday and I hadn't heard much about it previously. I found parts of Hitch's article very difficult to read.

To be honest, when I first watched the video by Invisible Children I was quite confusion. The subject matter is obviously very serious but I thought their delivery was somewhat pandering in the way contemporary internet marketing seems to go these days. I wonder if the streets of Dublin will be lined with posters come April 20th.

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Re: KONY 2012

Post by Beebub » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:18 pm

ptferg wrote:Here is a critique on Invisible Children, the organisers of KONY12, by a Canadian student. Makes for interesting reading.

http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/post/ ... ot-trouble
Thanks for the link. It's an interesting blog. While it's clearly a good idea to highlight the evil deeds of this guy, I'd be concerned about the issue raised in relation to Invisible Children. If the claims made against them are true, is funding the Ugandan army agaisnt Kony really the way to go and is it something to which we should subscribe? the Ugandan army has hardly covered itself in glory in recent years... never mind in the era of Amin...
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Re: KONY 2012

Post by paolovf » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:22 pm

Another blog article referencing some interesting sources:

http://seet.weebly.com/1/post/2012/03/c ... -2012.html
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Re: KONY 2012

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