Selling KONY

For all the cynicism of this photo-comic, I thought it was hilarious (click image to view or here):

Kony Action

11 Comments on "Selling KONY"

  1. Jin The Ninja | Mar 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm |

     it’s cynical, but honest. perfectly reflecting many of my thoughts on the subject.

    • Hadrian999 | Mar 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm |

       you have to wonder, the LRA has been active for some time but he didn’t fit the narative of good Christians fighting evil Muslims for the fate of the world

      • Jin The Ninja | Mar 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm |

        it is very suspect, and with so many of these warlord/dictators for the last 100 years, several genocides and ongoing child slavery to mine rare earths, it’s almost as if this campaign was designed to redirect the attentions away from the root causes. it’s like the narrative has been throughly designed…

  2. Best thing I read today.

  3. It’s kinda true.

  4. KONY 2012 basically demands military intervention in Central Africa under the pretenses of Humanitarianism, namely in Uganda, even though Kony and the LRA have been out of Uganda for SIX years. Not to mention that in order to “stop” Kony, whose whereabouts are unknown, we would have to fight his army of CHILDREN. Oh and one thing the video forgot to mention was the discovery of oil in Western Uganda in March of last year, about 1-2 billion barrels worth, a deposit that China has been eyeing greedily and which Europe has already made deals to drill for. The movie manipulates the viewers emotions and turns once sane people into a rabid mob that beat the drums of war. All in all, it’s a terrible plan based on good intentions. And you know what they say about good intentions…

  5. Jin The Ninja | Mar 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm |

    i think it’s hilarious that people with iphones and apple laptops are tweeting and linking this entire kony thing, as if their phones and comps aren’t directly a result of child slavery and forced labour by african warlords, and also (as hadrian pointed out) the LRA has been active since the late 1980s. why all of sudden is the humanitarian convergence- obviously this is about resource extraction and chinese colonialism in africa, and about having a more american-sympathetic leadership in the region, so they can usurp the mining profits for themselves instead of dealing with the middleman warlords.

    • John Smith | Mar 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm |

       Why target just Apple, when ALL the cell phone companies – Sony, Samsung, etc. do that? If you want to be truly self-righteous, don’t use any technology at all.

      • Jin The Ninja | Mar 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm |

        apple is wll-documented in dealing with congolese war lords who use child labour to mine rare earths. it`s not directed solely at apple, but they are known to do it. sony isn`t. i dont know about samsung.

  6. Right. Because Americans all need to be convinced to *let* the government keep the 100 military advisers in Africa that were ALREADY there. We know how much the government seeks our approval.

  7. Kiwisweet | Mar 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm |

    Wait, so typically shallow people are now talking about warlords in Africa?? It MUST be a government conspiracy.

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