KONY 2012 #StopKony

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on March 7, 2012

in Politics

UPDATED 3.12.12
Kony 2012 and Invisible Children are Funded by Antigay Creationist Groups
Invisible Children Funded By Antigay, Creationist Christian Right

Even if you don’t read this post all the way through or watch the 30-minute movie below in its entirety, you will know the name and the face and the propaganda soon.

It will be unavoidable.

Once again, I’m using my powers for good. Except this time, I’m serious.

An hour ago, I didn’t know this word or name or cause. Now I do, and now you do, too.

KONY 2012

The grassroots campaign started by Invisible Children is one of the best I’ve ever seen, and thank GOD it’s for the benefit of children.

It is my turn to share KONY 2012, and to do something.

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1 Amanda March 7, 2012 at 7:50 pm

The only issue I have with this campaign is the number of people who will blindly follow (or worse, give their money) without doing their own reasearch into the cause and the company.

Just as a quick read for people looking to understand the other side of the coin, this is a good jumping off point:
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2 Amanda March 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I feel like I was a bit antagonistic in that comment. I hope you don’t think that comment was directly aimed at you or anything. It was a general statement.

What I should say is that I think it’s great that people want to be aware and want others to be aware. I just think that people should look into what they’re supporting instead of saying “I suddenly believe this because a stranger told me so” or worse, throwing their money at something they don’t fully understand to help. When this flooded my facebook and twitter this morning, I started reading about it, and I’ve been reading all day. If people want to help, they should look into charities and organizations operating directly in Uganda. I heard about one (haven’t fully read the site yet, but this is the link: http://www.krochetkids.org/) that gives people jobs crocheting hats. Things like that.

I’m not trying to downplay the situation or the need for awareness. I just want people to educate themselves about what they believe haha.
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3 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] March 7, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I totally respect you for bringing this to my attention. The point of my post is to bring about awareness of WHO he is.

I’m not prosthelytizing for the charity, but like many others, bringing about awareness.

If someone wants to donate to a charity, they should do the research to know where their money is going. These same things were said about Bono’s (red) campaign in addition to the criticisms said about Greenpeace, the American Heart Association, PETA, and the US government.

And unfortunately, the author of The Daily What you posted is incorrect in some of their facts about the rating of IC. Their overall score is a 3/4 rather than 2/4 that they are reporting.

Again, thanks for letting me know about the reports, but I’d like to focus on the overall awareness and let people decide for themselves if they’d like to donate.
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4 Ally March 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

I think it’s important to note that there is a LOT of criticism of this going around, you can read it virtually anywhere. But in all fairness, read the rebuttal, as well: http://s3.amazonaws.com/www.invisiblechildren.com/critiques.html

I posted this a couple of days ago, and as the day wore on, went back and added links to the criticism and links to the rebuttal. It’s a good conversation and I agree – the awareness it is bringing is phenomenal. And awareness is where change starts. When awareness is raised, it should always lead to a search for more information.

Things like this are setting a new standard for how information is spread. Just look how long this atrocity has gone on, YEARS, and in less than a week over 60 million people have heard about it. Think Egypt. We are living in history making times. And while that has it’s downsides, I personally think this is an upside.
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