Kony 2012 is the title of a campaign launched by the organization Invisible Children Inc., focused for now on the half hour video of the same name, which has had a viral diffusion on the internet reaching in a few days almost one hundred million views (it was published only on the 5th March). The campaign aims at supporting the arrest of Joseph Kony, an Ugandan guerrilla leader accused of “crimes against humanity” by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
It is clearly explained in many articles the doubtful aspect of this campaign and the possible connection of this organization to goals not at all related to saving children in Uganda.
We should save ALL the children and stop ALL those abuser of the world, but is this the solution?
Like Jean Ziegler explained in his latest book: Betting on Famine: Why the World Still Goes Hungry
Jean Ziegler, U.N. special rapporteur on the right to food, alerted the more than 500 delegates that while 854 million people went without food in the world last year, enough food was produced to feed 12 billion people. "This is why a child that dies from famine is murder," Ziegler said. The prices of corn, rice and wheat are literally exploding because of market speculation on the basic commodities.So you see, there a more urgent problems in the world caused by the speculation on many things, the world economies are about to explode because of speculation out of control, why is the world focusing on this "campaign"?
Here's some samples articles from serious and reputable sources:
Beyond “Kony 2012”. What is Happening in Uganda? America's "Invisible" Military Agenda by Daniele Scalea
The United States has intervened in Uganda within the framework of increased militarization in its relationship with the continent, made necessary by the political and trading penetration of China in Africa.
The sending of military advisers to Museveni, possibly a prelude to military escalation (maybe what the Kony 2012 viral campaign wants to achieve?), is to be taken in conjunction with drone bombardments in Somalia, intervention in Libya to overthrow Gaddafi, French intervention in Ivory Coast to depose Gbagbo. Julien Teil’s documentary The Humanitarian War has shown the role, not too clear, of NGOs in preparing the ground for NATO intervention in Libya.
Invisible Children emphasizes the need to send US troops to Uganda at a time when the LRA seems weakened and, according to many people, Kony hasn’t been in the country for years. At this point it does not seem rash to include also Kony 2012 in the arsenal of US soft power that should support the spread – not necessarily in a peaceful way – of Washington’s influence in Africa.
Democracy now: Kony 2012: Ugandans Criticize Popular Video for Backing U.S. Military Intervention in Central Africa
The relationship between Invisible Children and the U.S. government and the Ugandan regime disturbed me a lot. And we started doing more investigation and more research, and that’s how we came out with the revelation that the U.S. ambassador to Uganda in 2009 had actually written a cable, which was revealed through WikiLeaks, in February 2009, indicating that Invisible Children had approached the U.S. embassy and made it known to them that they were going to be conducting campaigns that would advocate and promote the military solution. That was one of the memos.This web site: World Under Control - Helping to expose corruption by the global elite, one truth at a time: have many interesting links and article to debunk this campaign:
A second memo, which was actually much more disturbing, said that Invisible Children had provided a tip to Ugandan intelligence services, leading to the arrest of a suspected regime opponent. This suspected regime opponent used to be a child soldier, as well, and had been taken under the care of Invisible Children and was, in fact, staying at one of their facilities in Uganda. He was arrested. And as many people familiar with Uganda know, people that are arrested by intelligence services in Uganda are subjected to torture. Subsequent to his arrest, nine other Ugandans were arrested, and now they face treason charges. And treason in Uganda is punishable by the death penalty.
So the relationship between Invisible Children does not seem to be independent. It seems to be involved in line with the U.S. administration and the Ugandan regime in advocating and pushing the military solution as the only approach, and disregarding the voices of Ugandans such as Bishop Odama, Bishop Ochola, who come from the war-affected region, who have been pushing the resumption of a negotiated solution to this war.
- Ugandan Prime Minister Debunks Kony 2012
- “Joseph Kony is not in Uganda” “And has not being in Uganda since 2006″ “LRA has been depleted”
- “Uganda is not in conflict”
- “Uganda is a modern, developing country which enjoys peace, stability and security,“
- Since the propaganda broke last week and we helped expose it as being a fraud, it has been used to create legislation to invade Africa and Ugandans have said they don’t trust Invisible Children.
All this make me ANGRY and think that there is something wrong with our education system. I have seen my local school and many kids involved in this campaigns using emotions in the movie to indoctrinate them.
You then wonder why are we here, why are so many of us "buy" this stuff without asking any hard questions, without being critical and skeptics?
Go read this article on education:
The Purpose of Education: Social Uplift or Social Control? - The Path to Deconstructing Democracy
Fichte laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished.Wake up people. There are better way of helping Africa.