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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 8 years ago

What do you think of kony 2012?

I think its a scam to be honnest.. I get that they want to help kids in africa, but this has been going on for YEARS and stupid americans and the rest of the world dont know anything.. I think this is just manipulation and turning everyone into social activists.. and I bet only 1% of there income goes to the actual cause.. But I would only do it just to get girls, because most of the audiance is young naive chicks who feel bad for children and would actually fall for it...

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  • 8 years ago
    Best answer

    According to Forbes:

    The video is inaccurate and outdated as Joseph Kony is no longer in the Uganda.

    The video oversimplifies the complex history of Uganda and the LRA.

    The video does more harm than good by focusing the issue on one man.

    The video is a prime example of slactivism that reduces real issue to memes.

    Others criticisms are more polarizing:

    Kony 2012 is another example of the white man’s burden of having to share a video to save the black man in Africa.

    The video makes a hero of a heinous criminal while making money for its creators

    The video is rascist posing white men and their children as heroes.

    so you think Kony is bad? He is not guilty (unless proven), no one knows what exactly happened in the jungle in Africa during their civil war...and apparently both sides uses child army and rape accusations..so why only pick Kony?

    watch this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWiF9hSgyoU

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    A part of me believe’s Kony when he says that this is war propaganda by Museveni. Kony has been accused by a LOT of people but so far there is no solid proof. Museveni, however has openly been killing innocent people. Nobody speaks about that though. I’m not taking sides, just looking at everything for what it really is.

    If you are familiar with The Art of War..every warlords, kings or general will do anything for victory, basically any war on earth in the world’s history..no one ever fought by the rules..so to be fair..all are guilty as charge, but why only pick Joseph Kony ??

    What I don’t understand is why they start the hunt NOW? Kony disappeared in 2006! To organize such a worldwide Kony hunt is just plain weird and super suspicious. Instead of asking teenagers to help in finding a war criminal (by forwarding a video???) ask them to fight poverty, hunger or HIV/AIDS- these problems are way more pressing than finding that one guy. Many more like him around anyway, or worst..like Bush and Blair which cost millions death in Iraq compare to 25,000 death Why we dont see them making a film about that is highly questionable.

    More links~:

    Dangerous ignorance: The hysteria of Kony 2012

    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/03/2...

    Kony: What Jason did not tell the Invisible Children

    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/03/2...

    Kony 2012: A humanitarian illusion

    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/03/2...

    Kony screening provokes anger in Uganda

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/03/20123...

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I know Invisible Children keeps 70% of the money for salaries/production.

    I think it's a legitimate cause run by a shady organization, and I think it's ridiculous that people have been supporting something without researching it, at all.

    I do feel bad for the kids in the video. And I think it's a positive way of using social media to get a message out to younger people.

    But it's shady.

  • -
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    I guess that in a way they're helping the children in Africa but I do not see why the whole world needs to know/help. I agree it is a scam.

  • wgaff
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    More like " Yet Another Lousy Government Scam 2012"!!!

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  • 8 years ago

    Please, everyone, stop posting about this. You're being used.

    If Kony 2012 hadn't spammed us all to death with this garbage, they wouldn't be facing this.

    We're SO tired of them. NOBODY post any question about KONY.

    DO respond to every single one telling them to SHUT UP!

    We're being scammed and spammed, massively. You should all respond and let people know every time they post this nonsense.

    The video lies and distorts multiple issues.

    http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/

    http://allafrica.com/stories/201203090364.html

    I think it is a closed issue. Why wouldn't we attack you for participating in this scam and trying to spam us constantly about it?

    According to Forbes Magazine:

    The video is inaccurate and outdated as Joseph Kony is no longer in the Uganda.

    The video oversimplifies the complex history of Uganda and the LRA.

    The video does more harm than good by focusing the issue on one man.

    The video is a prime example of slactivism that reduces real issue to memes.

    The government there is STILL there and just as guilty of atrocities, and now the US is being put into a sovereign country into another war.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L20uNqJtYYo

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    I think there is a scam going on and a lot of people are spending money on a scam.

    He fled his country a long time ago. This is a money-making scheme.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaan...

    http://thedailywh.at/2012/03/12/more-on-kony-2012/...

    Also listen to people from Uganda:

    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/03/2...

    We are REALLY tired of this garbage.

    If they hadn't spammed every site they could find, pretending to be things they weren't, they might have received a reasonable reception.

    It is propaganda on a while new level:

    http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/kony-201...

    On Yahoo! Answers "Invisible Children" and their supporters CONSISTENTLY posted, every few minutes in areas like Fashion, or Games, about KONY 2012. It was CONTEMPTIBLE and unethical.

    They have made millions on this garbage, and TARGETED our children as consumers.

    Worse, they started a storm of people saying, "SEE? Christians can be terrorists, too!" But they forget to actually examine his history. He's not Christian. He's Muslim.

    http://wwrn.org/articles/5719/?place=eastern-afric...

    It's wrong. They should be investigated for fraud and scamming who knows how many foolish people, particularly teenagers.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cover_the_Night

    Enough of them.

  • Toutty
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    to be honest i think it's useless. The damage has already been done and kony is in hiding. If college kids want something to do they should focus on pressuring the governments to stop selling weapons to the various warlords in Africa.

  • Scam - Another way for white man to look like a hero for helping "brown children"

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    scam 2012

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    people still talkin about this and i agree it's a ****** scam .!!!!!

  • Misty
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    I don't think about it.

    Source(s): its a Scam.
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