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Hey guys, I watched the video, does that make me a political activist too? rolleyes.gif

 

 

Seriously, the Ugandan government and their army are just as bad. Oh and by the way, Invisible Children support the Ugandan army - the same Ugandan army who're known to rape teenage girls; force the into prostitution; force them into slavery and steal resources from neighbouring CAR, DRC and Sudan. So yeah, it's basically a vicious cycle.

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Wake Up! Those kids have guns, right.

How about they turn them around and mutiny?

That's bullsh*t if ever I've heard it. I mean no disrespect to you but I doubt you could understand the fear, the violence and everything else these kids are subjected to. You say that humans are animals, and like a lot of animals, they're kept in check using fear. I agree with you when you say "The country as in many 'third' world areas are run by War Lords with few affected by 'established' Governments." This seems to be quite true. The sad part is that sometimes it's the government that are the bad guys, as is the case with the Ugandan Army.

 

I don't really have an opinion of all this Kony stuff as I don't know enough about it but I still feel that, even if I did, there's not one thing I can do that will stop it. Some may say that this defeatist, I call it reality. I know what I'm capable of and bringing down a man such as this is not one of those things.

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Wake Up!  Those kids have guns, right.

How about they turn them around and mutiny?

That's bullsh*t if ever I've heard it. I mean no disrespect to you but I doubt you could understand the fear, the violence and everything else these kids are subjected to. You say that humans are animals, and like a lot of animals, they're kept in check using fear. I agree with you when you say "The country as in many 'third' world areas are run by War Lords with few affected by 'established' Governments." This seems to be quite true. The sad part is that sometimes it's the government that are the bad guys, as is the case with the Ugandan Army.

 

I don't really have an opinion of all this Kony stuff as I don't know enough about it but I still feel that, even if I did, there's not one thing I can do that will stop it. Some may say that this defeatist, I call it reality. I know what I'm capable of and bringing down a man such as this is not one of those things.

I agree with everything you said. By the way, cool avatar and signature brother. smile.gif

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I sincerely doubt that this campaign is going to be the key factor in catching him to be honest. The campaign does help to improve awareness, but that's all it does. For instance, most of us who watch it will just watch it once, feel sorry for the kids, but not follow up on it by trying to do much to help.

 

Chances are, he will continue to do what he does without getting found and punished, while the promotional charities will receive a lot of money and attention because of this campaign.

 

Maybe I'm just being too big a pessimist, though.

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Maybe I'm just being too big a pessimist, though.

Or a realist, because that's exactly what it looks like is going to happen(unfortunately).

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I sincerely doubt that this campaign is going to be the key factor in catching him to be honest. The campaign does help to improve awareness, but that's all it does. For instance, most of us who watch it will just watch it once, feel sorry for the kids, but not follow up on it by trying to do much to help.

 

Chances are, he will continue to do what he does without getting found and punished, while the promotional charities will receive a lot of money and attention because of this campaign.

 

Maybe I'm just being too big a pessimist, though.

Well I've read somewhere that there was a good chance that he'd have been caught this year anyway, and that this campaign will probably take the credit for that. People might think the self-righteousness is bad now, imagine what the "world of social media" will be like if they think they caught the ICC's most wanted sigh.gif

 

But yeah, since I can't be bothered sourcing that, I'm probably making it up. Time will tell I guess.

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I gave up trying to make an impact on anything big years ago. Sure it's nice to think the right things, but actually influencing anything is almost impossible - sorry to inform all you people with your hearts in the right place and all. If you want to make a difference in the world do it in your own neighborhood, where you can actually contribute to the greater good.

 

So for now when I think of Uganda I only think of

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I tend to get suspicious of exposes/news coverage regarding African countries because they tend to oversimplify the incredibly complex issues that plague Africa. Many of these reports focus strictly on the corruption within the country and brutal oppression of Dictators/warlords/Generals/Rebel Groups. They fail to fully try to understand the full history of each of the individual conflicts/regimes/etc. and the outside forces that support them.

 

In the case of Kony some questions I would like answered is: Who supported him and his faction and who game him the weapons to fight?

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In the case of Kony some questions I would like answered is: Who supported him and his faction and who game him the weapons to fight?

Bizarrely, the Islamist Sudanese government in the early 90s, for the most part. They used them extensively as a proxy to combat the independence movement in South Sudan, and with quite some success until they crossed the border into the DRC and Uganda and started committing their merry mayhem there.

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Wow the video has nearly 80 million views..... This video is eye opening and more people should get involved in the effort to get this bastard of the face of the earth.

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If you don't get emotional you will see that they want money to ''build" schools and such like. Kony is merely the flag waving attention getter.

And when/IF he disappears there is a number two, and three, etc.

The appeal will never end. Just like the March of Dimes when Polio was cured these charities move on to the next. The important thing, the one and only important craving is to stay Employed. To keep paying the wages of the people running the charity.

 

Most Sheep when viewing these 'gimme' videos only see the foreground, rarely do the emotional people look deeper into show.

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Sorry weasel, I know you've been around longer than most on these forums, but you do talk some utter sh*t.

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I don't think so. Utter feces?

Even the church refers to the suckers as Sheep. People who are willing to follow the flock without really understanding the situation.

Sheep shocked into brain dead zombies with money to throw at the 'problem'.

 

I am trying to explain that crap like this group/person's video are intended to get people upset to push a money making scheme, short of a scam.

Yes they do 'do good things' like building schools ect. which were skimmed over in the video.

They used Kony as a Red Flag to wave about to attract attention. As stated in the video propaganda when/if he is taken down there will be another, and another to take his place.

It's already been stated that one or more on the long list have already died.

 

I do have a thing against Charities and non-profits as they are administered and accepted by governments.

Money donated are tax deductable. Therefore the people who give are giving away MY money to save themselves taxes.

I have also seen how money intended for charity work is diverted to pay excessive wages to the top people..

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I wouldn't be surprised if I turned on the TV to watch the news, and for breaking news, Kony gets shot and killed in a gunfight. Osama Bin Laden and Colonel Gaddafi were both killed in gunfights. I wouldn't be surprised if Kony was too.

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I wouldn't be surprised if I turned on the TV to watch the news, and for breaking news, Kony gets shot and killed in a gunfight. Osama Bin Laden and Colonel Gaddafi were both killed in gunfights. I wouldn't be surprised if Kony was too.

Not quite. The News Broadcast interview with Obama just after the attack, He said. "Osama Bin Laden was Captured and then shot."

This was not repeated in the official news statement. It's much easier and cheaper to shoot them than to capture and bring an accused to trial.

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It's much easier and cheaper to shoot them than to capture and bring an accused to trial.

True that. It is a risky move to try to bring a person back to the States alive, as the captured guy's loyalists will usually always try to launch a rescue mission. It is much easier to just shoot them on the spot.

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I was reading an analysis article in the paper today on Kony 2012, and the article mentioned that back in 2011 President Obama sent 100 troops to Uganda and other African countries to help the authorities there to get rid of the LRA, and more importantly, Joseph Kony.

 

Found an old article on this story:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/...esistance-army/

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I was reading an analysis article in the paper today on Kony 2012, and the article mentioned that back in 2011 President Obama sent 100 troops to Uganda and other African countries to help the authorities there to get rid of the LRA, and more importantly, Joseph Kony.

 

Found an old article on this story:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/...esistance-army/

B-b-b-but Obama's a war criminal!!!11! He's just as bad as Bush and personally eats 50 Afghan babies every Christmas!

 

Seriously though, I doubt these activists even give a sh*t about the government and are probably the same kind of fickle morons who supported Obama in his election campaign and then turned against him once he didn't walk on water.

Maybe they just like American involvement in foreign affairs when they get to pick and chose which scumbag to get rid of.

 

But yeah, if Obama was actively supporting the removal of Assad (By arming rebels or actually attacking Syria) then most of these protestors would be tweeting all the usual bullsh*t about oil and Nazi's and screaming 'NOT IN MY NAME!!!!!!'

 

Fickle little pigs.

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People I spoke to anticipated seeing a video that showed the world the terrible atrocities that they had suffered during the conflict, and the ongoing struggles they still face trying to rebuild their lives after two lost decades.

 

The audience was at first puzzled to see the narrative lead by an American man – Jason Russell – and his young son.

 

Towards the end of the film, the mood turned more to anger at what many people saw as a foreign, inaccurate account that belittled and commercialised their suffering, as the film promotes Kony bracelets and other fundraising merchandise, with the aim of making Kony infamous.

 

One woman I spoke to made the comparison of selling Osama Bin Laden paraphernalia post 9/11 – likely to be highly offensive to many Americans, however well intentioned the campaign behind it.

 

The event ended with the angrier members of the audience throwing rocks and shouting abusive criticism, as the rest fled for safety, leaving an abandoned projector, with organisers and the press running for cover until the dust settled.

 

It seems that the while the film has a viral power never seen before in the online community, it did not go down nearly so well with the very people it claims it is meant to help.

 

Sauce: http://blogs.aljazeera.com/africa/2012/03/...nger-kony-video

 

 

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HAHAHAHAHA.

 

This is the guy you guys have been sending money too! lulz

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"So Gav, do you know why daddy went to jail?"

 

"Ummm... no?"

 

Edit: TMZ (who else?) have released a video of his meltdown.

 

 

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Oh my! smile.gif It's most likly a CIA plot to keep Kony in power by drugging the guy in an attempt to discredit his Charity wink.gif and other good works. icon14.gif

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