March 7, 2012
Posted in Absolutely Horrifying!!!, Democracy for All!, Human Rights Violations, Justice, KONY 2012, Social/Economic Issues, Speak out!, Taken Too Far, War and Peace tagged Absolutely Horrifying!!!, Democracy, Human Rights Violations, Justice, KONY 2012, Social/Economic Issues, Speak out!, Taken Too Far, War and Peace at 11:18 am by CrystalineGoddess
Found on The REAL Steve Gray;
I do not doubt for a second that those involved in KONY 2012 have great intentions, nor do I doubt for a second that Joseph Kony is a very evil man. But despite this, I’m strongly opposed to the KONY 2012 campaign.
KONY 2012 is the product of a group called Invisible Children, a controversial activist group and not-for-profit. They’ve released 11 films, most with an accompanying bracelet colour (KONY 2012 is fittingly red), all of which focus on Joseph Kony. When we buy merch from them, when we link to their video, when we put up posters linking to their website, we support the organization. I don’t think that’s a good thing, and I’mnotalone.