Kony 2012 … Invisible Agenda
By now I’m sure you have all seen the Kony 2012 video . I have to admit I watched it and it tugged at my heartstrings just like it did to millions of others. The video has gone beyond viral. There are now many critics/cynics popping up all over as well, mainly criticism of the Invisible Children organization. The IC is an organization that has been under much scrutiny for being shady in the past with how they’ve spent their funds. There are claims that less than 35% of donations even reached Uganda. Actually the IC has spent 80.46% of their money towards their total cause. Their entire financial statements, including their 990 are available online for anyone to see. It seems that lies are being spread by cynics almost all over the Internet and people are believing whatever they read. (Unbelievable!) People are jumping on the ‘Kony 2012 is a scam’ bandwagon just the same as they are jumping on the ‘Kony 2012 will help the war children of Uganda’ bandwagon. I do not support the IC by any means…stay with me here. The Ugandan military and the SPLA (Sudan People’s Liberation Army) are guilty of rape and murder as well. Not on the level of Kony but still…rape and murder is rape and murder. The IC says they are very aware of their human rights violations but have to side with local government agencies in order to further their cause. Reminds me of when the US supported Iraq in the war against Iran back in the day. Remember? But then, that whole fiasco was about oil. The more I look into this, the more it reeks of hidden political agendas. The Government didn’t want to support the cause a few years back but now suddenly because the ‘people’ want it? Seriously? Kony hasn’t even set foot in Uganda since 2006 or 2008 depending on your source. Either way it’s been almost a decade. Did you know that oil was recently found in Uganda? Now our government wants to get involved. Coincidence? The video is so slick…just grabs you by the heart and makes you want to donate tears made of money into their cause. I feel this whole thing is just saturated with lies from both sides at this point. Look, donating $30 for a t-shirt, a few posters and a couple bracelets will not help save a child anymore than updating my status on Facebook for an hour will prevent child abuse. I love how people are all over this yet I know a certain Nigerian Prince who gets nothing but ridicule when he wants a few dollars….What about the children here in the U.S. getting raped and murdered each and everyday? The runaways, the child prostitutes, and porn rings…right here under our noses? On April 20th (420!) they’re gonna plaster this assholes face all over the world…great. What is that going to cost the tax payer to clean that sh*t up? It’s going to be like having to look at Bin Laden everyday for a year…how long are we going to see his face past Dec 2012? Just a thought.