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Kony 2012 - Full Story

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 8, 2012, 2:14 AM



Ramblings...



There are two sides to every story, after all.

Here is the original Kony 2012 video. www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…
If you haven't watched it yet, PLEASE do. Please take the time to really watch it, and try and empathise with these young people. Imagine if it were you, a sibling, a friend.... This man must be stopped.

Now, there have been criticisms not of the need to stop Kony, but of the Invisible Children organisation who have led this campaign. These criticisms primarily regard the organisations finances and military support. You can read these concerns here:
www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…

In the interests of fair representation, I today saw a response from the Invisible Children organisation, linked in a BBC article.
You can read their response to the criticisms here:
s3.amazonaws.com/www.invisible…


The Guardian, a news company in the UK, has done a good job in trying to cover all aspects of Kony and Invisible Children, both supportive and critical: www.guardian.co.uk/politics/re…


It's always best to see both sides of the story.

On the plus side, this was #4 most read on BBC News today (when I read it), which means the message is being heard. That, regardless of everything else, is a good thing. :)

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BrightStarOfDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, i'd been looking up the pros and cons to the invisible children organisation.
I still intend to take part on the 20th of April, just to spread the message, I intend not to buy anything from the invisible children organisation. However, I will donate some money to a more trustworthy charity, that helps the children move forward (building schools, etc).
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parodykids Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I just want to change the world.
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Char00 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I agree what Kony is/did do is terrible, but noone seems to care at all that there are children doing the exact same thing Pakistan and are used as human bombs. It doesn't make sense to me that people are all 'KONY 12!' but will do nothing for Pakistan.
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KellyJane Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
People as a whole have short attention spans and tend to only be able to focus on one major issue at a time.
It's a case of "Focus them on this one thing and get it sorted before moving onto something else, or they won't focus on anything at all".

It's why major charities tend to do one major fundraising drive a year instead of pushing for funding all year around.
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Onee-chan123 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that's just it.. things like this are happening all over the world, but because of the video for Kony 2012, people are now only focused on Africa.. we can't stop all of the people who are doing horrible things, sadly, more would just arise from who knows where..:c
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LavenderBaby Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hey did you get Breanna and Kelby's letter
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DarkLadyShadow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Artist
On the news last night KONY 2012 was on. The news said if you donate to the charities for KONY 2012 only 30% goes to Africa.
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beeabeeon49 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
What is strange is that I read the previous post on Kony and had no idea who he was, then I walked into school the next day and there were posters about him everywhere...

Anyway, I got around to watching the video and was, quite honestly, horrified. I then read the separate sides of the story, and now don't know what to think. In my opinion, I think we should be doing something about Joseph Kony - even if we don't support Invisible Children. My views are echoed at the bottom of the second link - keep it about Joseph Kony, not KONY 2012.
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LinaLeonheart Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
my high school actually did some funding for Invisible Children. Our school almost made the most money in our state. This was a few years ago but their mission is true and they do a lot to help children and families in Africa. In fact most of the money my school made help built a school.
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Rokutenshi131 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's getting annoying, to be honest. I understand it's a cause and the kids need to be saved and the guy needs to be stopped and everything but I just don't see how putting KONY 2012 everywhere is going to help anything. Like "I'm not going to donate a single dollar to the cause or join any protests, but I'm going to change my Facebook profile picture and cover photo to the KONY poster and that'll help EVERYTHING."
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But seriously. This KONY thing. I'm going to stick this one out and wait til it blows over. :P
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