So you want to stop Kony in 2012?

March 9, 2012 11:53 AM ~  
The world has been taken by storm this week with the viral social media buzz being generated by the "Kony 2012" campaign. The non-profit group "Invisible Children" released a YouTube video titled "KONY 2012" that runs about 30 minutes long and is basically an emotional appeal to the people of the world to pressure their political leaders into military action against the Lords Resistance Army (LRA.)
With its slick Hollywood production values, the film has been an almost instant viral success, dominating Twitter worldwide and having one of the fastest ever take-offs on You Tube. The hashtag #stopkony has had hundreds of thousands of tweets, and millions of people now know something about Uganda and what is happening to children there. Support for the campaign to end the conflict in the country this year is spreading.

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Unfortunately, the goal of this so-called "charity" and of the millions of tweets and facebook comments seems to be to start another war in some far-off jungle, this time Uganda. Sure, they don't come right out and say this (most of the time,) and instead the language is couched in terms of "social justice" and "do it for the children." According to the millions of armchair-activists who have seen this video and decided that something must now be done, it is our duty to "remove Kony." In fact, the slacktivists are now so concerned about Kony that this questionable "charity" has sold 500,000 "action kits" through their website. Sounds profitable.

Nevermind the fact that our dictator in chief has already sent US troops to Uganda to hunt down Kony and the couple hundred remaining members of the LRA, or the fact that Kony isn't even in Uganda any more. Nope, reality doesn't matter, for the people's hearts are now bleeding so the government must go administer "justice" on the other side of the planet for something these folks have absolutely no actual knowledge of.

Well, here's an idea for these people who are suddenly so concerned about the innocent children of Africa: do something about it yourself!

Seriously, if you care so much, go to your local gun store and pick up an AR-15 and a couple of boxes of ammo, fly over to Uganda and go hunt Kony down yourself. I mean, if the children need us so badly, then surely this is something you will do, right? If you really care, then this is nothing to ask, right?

How about this for an even better idea: if you care so much, and if this "Invisible Children" group isn't just about making money, why don't they take all the money they raise and use it to go hire Blackwater or some other Private Military Company to go in and take Kony out? I mean, let's just say Invisible Children made a profit of $2 off every action kit they've sold, that's a million bucks! Surely they could hire a PMC sniper team for $1 million!

But no, this will never happen. "Invisible Children" isn't about children, it's about fame and money. They don't care about Kony, they just want your money. The sheeple that fall for emotional causes like this don't care about actually helping people, they just want to force everyone else to help people, by getting the government to do it. In order to stop this bad Kony, they want to point guns at you and me and force us to pay for yet another foreign adventure and military expansion.

Instead of stopping Kony, how about we do something constructive, and stop forcing everybody else to do the things that you want to do in life. Thanks.