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Old 03-07-2012, 01:46 AM
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Default Invisible Children and Kony 2012

Does anyone here remember the documentary "Invisible Children"? I remember watching it in my freshmen year of High School and being utterly appalled by the atrocities humanity allows to continue. Now a new campaign is forming, its time to stand up and spread the word.

KONY 2012 - YouTube

Once you watch, you can't forget, you must act.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:53 AM
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I've heard of it, but haven't seen it yet. I'll watch the video tomorrow, but making a post now so I don't forget
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:26 AM
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Am I the only one who is suspicious about Invisible Children, the organisation behind Kony 2012? : DAE

Interesting.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:38 AM
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Also, as I have seen recently,
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:32 AM
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Well then....seems I am an easily manipulated tool...hmm I think I may need to go home and rethink my life.


But in retrospect it could have been worse, I just spammed the video around, its not like I donated money or anything.

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Old 03-08-2012, 03:02 AM
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It's an interesting concept, a new way to use viral marketing (for something more than consumerism for once).

Best of luck to them.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:45 AM
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See thirty minute video, become social activist.

None of these *******s even knew where Uganda was two days ago.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:35 PM
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Kony was a monster, but from what I understand, some of the things the government/other powers there did were pretty monstrous too. Like they recruited child soldiers too. Also, I remember reading something about 600 people being gunned downed by some group, and in response to that, the LRA rose up. So no doubt the LRA has done horrible things, but there's more to it than that?
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What's ironic is I really didn't do it from the "social activist" point...I did it to make other people do it so I can feel good....

Hurray Wonka.
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It's not too common for millions of individuals from around the world to support a unified cause. So regardless of what that cause is, I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it. And if the effect - ending a monstrosity - is the same, what does it matter if the support is motivated by fashion or sincere interest?
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It's not too common for millions of individuals from around the world to support a unified cause. So regardless of what that cause is, I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it. And if the effect - ending a monstrosity - is the same, what does it matter if the support is motivated by fashion or sincere interest?
No one gave a **** about it until the video. Cause now there's a chance for people to see you share the video and have people think you're a great person.

If people were so worried about problems in Africa, it takes 5 seconds to go on Google and find out what's going on there.
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It's not too common for millions of individuals from around the world to support a unified cause. So regardless of what that cause is, I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it. And if the effect - ending a monstrosity - is the same, what does it matter if the support is motivated by fashion or sincere interest?
I agree. If it spreads the word beyond those who already were active about global politics (sadly a relatively small group), even if it must be dressed up as a "fad," that's a success in my book. It's a bit sad that this is what it takes to motivate people these days, but if it works it works.

Who knows, maybe it will make some people become true social activists? Even if this will pass over most people, or most people forget about it after it gets them a few points with their friends, maybe a few will become inspired to make a life of helping to stop global atrocities beyond Kony?

Or maybe I'm just giving people too much credit...
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