I’ve been busy for a while, working in the real world, and as a result failed to notice the ludicrous Kony 2012.
Have you ever seen such a display of self-indulgent manipulation as this campaign? The group behind it, calling itself Invisible Children, looks a lot like Scientology. Only one-third of the money it raises goes to direct action in Africa. The rest is swallowed up in administrative costs including, presumably, the extraordinarily elaborate videos it produces. Invisible Children thinks that the Ugandan army is the answer, the same army that has a record of mass rape. Nice work, Invisible Children.
Any fool could see that Joseph Kony is an appalling murderer but who are these rich, pampered American media children to tell us what our priorities should be when it comes to world affairs? After all, the world is full of killers and anyone with eyes in their head can look around and select their despot of choice.
All this bullshit is very American: if it’s not on the television it’s not real, and the USA, unfortunately, is a land dominated by mindless channels like Fox. America is a place where people like their news ready-prepared in crispy bite-sized crunchy chunks. Americans don’t like deep thinking.
Give us the bad guy!
Here you go. This is a bad guy. He’s called Joseph Kony and he murdered Luke Skywalker. He also killed John Wayne, Bambi and Phillip Marlowe. He shot Bilbo Baggins and he opposed the War on Tourism.
One of these rich kids went to Africa and discovered that abuses are happening. Congratulations, you insulated, ignorant, uninformed frat boy. Out of the blue, you learned something every adult in the world has known for centuries. People murder people. People enslave child soldiers. Where have you been for the last three hundred years?
Kony 2012 is a video made by right-on privileged American movie-making no-hopers and outraged OMG valley-girls who have never experienced a single day’s deprivation or oppression in their lives, but it goes further than that. Kony 2012 is a showcase, designed to further the career of its producer, who has decided that Joseph Kony is the most important murderer in the world today.
Folks, the world is full of mass murderers. Even though Joseph Kony is vile, many of the other mass murderers are even worse.
This campaign isn’t about saving lives.
This is about building careers.
Don’t support it. It’s bullshit.
Here’s the video.