Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby Elessar » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:23 pm

FreddiesWhiteDove wrote:
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You know it's not really to do with their colour, but their culture. Acts of barbarism are commonplace in Africa, just as acts of terrorism are commonplace in the Middle East. We care more when it happens here because it's not supposed to.


They're not really supposed to happen over there either!


Only when we apply our moral standards to theirs. They're not doing anything now that they haven't been doing for hundreds of years already.


I'm not sure how true that really is.

And now they have guns.
 
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby icy » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:40 pm

Guns, machetes, (even penises, to the *men* who rape in times of conflict)...all weapons.
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby Elessar » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:12 pm

Bottom line is, of course there are problems with Innocent Children. There are problems with pretty much everything if you look hard enough, and it turns out you don't have to look particularly hard in this case. But what I don't understand is why so many people are so keen to look for and highlight these problems, instead of the pretty major problems the video itself highlights (I know they have their disclaimers of "We agree that Kony is a twat"). It's like when people criticised Band Aid and Live Aid. Yes, Geldof can be a dickhead. Yes, Bono can be a twat. But Jesus Christ! If what Bono does is enough to piss these people off, I daren't think about how they feel about Kony and the likes!
 
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby P.T » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:15 pm

Elessar wrote:Bottom line is, of course there are problems with Innocent Children. There are problems with pretty much everything if you look hard enough, and it turns out you don't have to look particularly hard in this case. But what I don't understand is why so many people are so keen to look for and highlight these problems, instead of the pretty major problems the video itself highlights (I know they have their disclaimers of "We agree that Kony is a twat"). It's like when people criticised Band Aid and Live Aid. Yes, Geldof can be a dickhead. Yes, Bono can be a twat. But Jesus Christ! If what Bono does is enough to piss these people off, I daren't think about how they feel about Kony and the likes!


It's just the weird way in which a day or so ago, no one had any idea who Kony was and now all of a sudden, we're at our computers and we're angry.

The only 'difference' that's been made so far is the £20 your average internet nerd has wasted on his Katch Kony t-shirt and bracelet while Alt-TAB'd out of World Of Warcraft, believing he's helping fight a worthy cause.
 
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby lord of all darkness » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:55 am

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Ah, I see what he's doing - you're not allowed to have a conscience if your knowledge of geography isn't up to scratch.

It's actually about slacktivists who *only* care because they've just heard of this issue for the first time.


Isn't that sort of the point? Spread the word via social media rather than conventional media. I haven't seen the video and have no desire to either. Doesn't mean that i don't care that somewhere in the world there are bad people doing bad things to young children.

Also nice to see the gang of three back posting. :)
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby Elessar » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:29 pm

 
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby Zappanalé » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:31 pm

Fundamentalist christian is also pervert shocker.
 
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby Elessar » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:33 pm

Zappanalé wrote:Fundamentalist christian is also pervert shocker.


Yeah, but look me in the eye and tell me that if you made a video which went viral, you wouldn't run out into the street and masturbate on a car.
 
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby icy » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:38 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17409934
Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell in hospital
Big news, which I hope don't overshadow the cause.
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby Loretta » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:45 am

I read an interesting article the other day that was originally written a few years ago (damned if I can find the link to it now), which compared the video in question to watching the footage from 9/11, and going to NY expecting it to be like that.
 
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby queenb1656 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:34 pm

Why, when some hot topic like this comes out, do people feel the need to be all smug and try to point score to boost their ego?

Sad ain't the word.
 
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby Elessar » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:04 pm

 
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby icy » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:38 pm

^^That has gone viral too. It's a shame, because some now have lost respect for him and the cause.
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Re: Kony 2012 - please watch and spread the word

Postby Zappanalé » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:34 am

It's a shame, because some now have lost respect for him and the cause.


The cause was direct military intervention in a country it couldn't benefit, so that's a good thing.
 
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