This video is all over the internet nowadays. You should definitely watch this if you haven’t seen it already.
After seeing this video, I read some articles about Kony and this campaign. This campaign gets a lot of criticism: doubts about the motives of Invisible Children, the organization that is behind KONY2012 (a plan to make Kony famous, so he cannot stay hidden and will be arrested), the way they spend their money, whether or not Kony is still active,…
To be honest, I will not donate money for this campaign and I’m not sure I support this campaign for 100%. I thought it was strange that the movie was made so professionally (so expensive) and for me, that wasn’t necessary at all. Another thing I wasn’t too keen about were the offered bracelets with Kony’s name on. The concept and idea are great, but I just don’t see myself wearing a war criminal’s name on my wrist. And I can’t see why this would help finding Kony unless it had a picture of him on it.
I do think Kony and the LRA, the Lord’s Resistance Army, (and actually all those war criminals who walk around freely) need to be found and brought to trial -whether or not they’re still active! It frustrates me that people who murder/torture/… so many innocent people, are so hard to be found. It is for this reason I’m posting about this and the KONY2012 campaign. We can’t say for sure this campaign is the best way to stop the man, but it’s at least something. Doing nothing and being critical is easy of course.
If this campaign is a way to stop Kony, I feel obligated to do my little share and make Kony known. But I do wonder what the people in Uganda think about this campaign. The campaign is a bit too Americanized, in my opinion.
Some articles with background info and criticism:
What do you think about this video, this campaign?