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Kony 2012 - DO NOT SUPPORT IT

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First off, let me state that I am in no way against being against Joseph Kony. He is a despicable human being who has to be brought to justice. I AM, however, against Invisible Children, both for their methods of operation and shady finances. Evidence follows;

Keep in mind that there are ALWAYS two sides to any story. The Kony 2012 film has caught on like wildfire, with young folks signing up to help without the slightest pause or thought. Invisible Children provides false information in order to draw in support for what can only be called an unjust cause. They have combined multiple small conflicts into one large issue that has been blown way out of proportion. When ICs head spokesperson was asked about their dodgy tactics they responded with:

o I agree with you that leading people to believe that the war is still happening in Uganda is not ethically right. It's something we've been addressing internally, focusing on getting all staff and supporters on the same page (of communication)."

The head spokesperson KNOWS that their methods are not ethically correct. Using creativity and media to sway public opinion, IC has managed to get the "LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act" passed. They call it a great victory, yet it LEGALLY allows the United States to militarize Uganda. History has shown that this course of action has NOT been the change and hope the local people need.

Then we have the problem with Invisible Children's finances. According to Charity Navigator, an organization which keeps track of spending and efficiency of charities, IC only raises $0.02 for every dollar they spend. Furthermore, Charity Navigator only rates them 51.52/100, not a very high score, with a 45/100 for accountability and transparency because they have never had their finances audited externally. Last year, the organization spent $8,676,614. Only 32% went to direct services, with a large amount of the rest going to staff salaries, travel and transport, and film production.

I admire Invisible Children for their ability to raise awareness about injustices in the world, but trying to combat evil with evil should not be tolerated, let alone admired, by others. In the end, please remember to look into ALL the facts before blindly joining a cause with a dangerous mob mentality. You may be helping in the short run, but in the long run you are simply helping another group of criminals take the place of Joseph Kony.

TL;DR: The group is in favour of direct military intervention, and their money supports the Ugandan governmento s army and various other military forces. Hereo s a photo of the founders of Invisible Children posing with weapons and personnel of the Sudan Peopleo s Liberation Army. Both the Ugandan army and Sudan Peopleo s Liberation Army are riddled with accusations of rape and looting, but Invisible Children defends them, arguing that the Ugandan army is o better equipped than that of any of the other affected countrieso , although Kony is no longer active in Uganda and hasno t been since 2006 by their own admission. These books each refer to the rape and sexual assault that are perennial issues with the UPDF, the military group Invisible Children is defending. (this paragraph taken from http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/)

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UPDATE: To everyone saying IC is better than nothing, there are better charities out there that do the same thing. Rekedens was awesome enough to point out ProjectAK47, a charity dedicated to helping stop the use of children as soldiers everywhere, not just Uganda.
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Update #1 : by OfficialChunkyCraft 03/09/2012 8:45:59 amMar 9th, 2012

UPDATE: To everyone saying IC is better than nothing, there are better charities out there that do the same thing. Rekedens was awesome enough to point out ProjectAK47, a charity dedicated to helping stop the use of children as soldiers everywhere, not just Uganda.

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11/22/2012 4:07 am
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ugh.. dont stahp mac!

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09/15/2012 11:56 am
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10/12/2012 5:56 pm
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atomick86
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I put (ad link removed) in my URL but nothing happened, hhhhmmmmm I wonder why *cough *cough. This is why you don't do scams kids
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05/23/2013 1:22 pm
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minecraft ishaan has been scammed to post this but planetminecraft bot free stopped the URL spreading
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05/23/2013 4:48 pm
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atomick86
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Yea I know
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05/24/2013 1:24 pm
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th3ee3picmstr
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you don't
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05/24/2013 8:38 pm
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atomick86
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08/06/2012 3:54 pm
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Radical_Thinking
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I agree, although Kony has been spat out of hell. KONY 2012 is a scam the only half the money donated gets to Uganda and the people in Uganda don't like the charity either, they say that because it's Kony's face it promoted Kony not the children and families that have been torn apart by the war and the piece of shit that is Kony...
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10/11/2012 7:27 am
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miwojedk
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You should do some research they need to pay up for the film they are NOT an organisation like "save the children" or "extra life" their intentions were to bring JUSTICE to kony
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06/15/2012 2:17 am
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Minecraft Ishaan
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U right not i just wished kony abducted u and made u kill your own parents!!!!!!!!!!! would u be crying yes the person who u lived with your parents died invisible children is awesome!!!!!!
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