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Old 03-07-2012, 04:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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-Some whitebread dude goes to Uganda with his buddies to make a film in 2003.
-They pick up on the fact that this Kony guy kidnaps kids to make them soldiers, and kills a bunch of people in the process.
-He promises some Ugandan kid "I will help you! I will help you!!!" But it's not really about the filmmaker. Or the filmmaker's little son, who is in the movie for some reason.
-Film goes viral, with the goal of making sure everyone knows who Kony is in 2012.
-Filmmakers ask for donations.

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-Kony's LRA is a shell of its former self, and hasn't even been in Uganda since 2006.
-The "charity" isn't accredited with the BBB
-Not much of the donations actually go to Uganda.



i'm not hating, awareness is good …. But I question the shit out of everything, especially when a Professionally edited video ask for money about a cause that has been going on for decades, and not only that, but only shows one side of the picture.
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Thanks for the information guess I should realize that there is another side to every story and should have researched a bit more before posting
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People are finally becoming informed about a small portion of the problem affecting the majority of Africa, but we dont care about those other issues that are the exact same as this one, we only care about the one where we can simply share a video on facebook and say we 'helped the cause'. Also the group is shady as fuck.
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Tossing money at something isn't a solution??
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the information guess I should realize that there is another side to every story and should have researched a bit more before posting
detect a little sarcasm, but that's fine. Like I said, awareness is good, I spend the whole morning researching shit about Kony and Africa, and feel much more educated now, as prior to watching that video. But that opened another dimension to the problem for me. I realized that this issue, is far more complex than buying a few bracelets, and shipping cash to some shady military operation.

It does not compute. Uganda as a county is corrupt as fuck, and I don't trust neither side, especially since US is now somewhat involved. Everybody has a stake in this, the video makers for cash$, military for support, US for territorial spawn.

I just find it pretty crazy, how gullible, brainwashed, and utterly stupid our young generation is, and how easy it is to persuade than into dishing out cash to some sketchy foundation, for the purpose of catching some BAD GUY, who is not even operational in Uganda since 2006.

just my 2cents.
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Throwing money at people is not a solution, but it's something we like to do because 1. it's easy, and 2. it makes us feel good so we can move on to something else.

In my opinion, this whole thing just shows how truly ignorant we are of international affairs, let alone affairs outside of Cosmopolitan and MTV. If you want to fix Africa, maybe we should stop giving money from one hand while stabbing with the other. Western culture and capitalism is the whole reason Africa is the way it is today... it just doesn't work geopolitically.
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