How about the assumption that people that posted the video didn't give a shit about social issues prior to this? Seriously? Nobody cared? You sure about that?
And even if that was the case, why can't try sympathize and feel for a cause where children are taken away and become child rebel soldiers?
Is it wrong this has been brought to light? Is it bad more people are looking deeper into it?
Seriously, people that pull the white guilt card, as opposed to maybe figuring that they're interested in a cause beyond themselves. It does happen.
Hey! I love fucking retarded grammar too!
You're assuming that I'm unsympathetic to children being kidnapped and forced to become soldiers. I never said anything like that, but I'd love for you to point out where I did if I'm wrong about that. Also, I'm sure some people that posted the video cared about social issues- I was more talking about people that jumped on the bandwagon. I assumed that I made that pretty clear.
Invisible Children supports direct and drastic military intervention against Kony while simultaneously advocating on behalf of the children that have been conscripted into his army. Are you assuming that the Ugandan army is going to run into the adults only portion of Kony's rebel forces? IC is paying for bullets to be shot at the kids they're claiming to protect. And forgive me for expecting Invisible Children to do something besides "create awareness." Great for them, I'm glad that they're taking a stand. I just feel that after 8 years and 11 movies (as well as thousands spent sponsoring tours- ya know, to stay trendy) that they should actually DO something. It doesn't strike any kind of chord with you that every single time they come out with a campaign its to "raise awareness?" Are you not getting that their primary goal is to make money off of people like you that buy into it?
Lastly, I think that this kind of once a year "activism" further promotes a harmful attitude among 1st world folks which is "poor people in 3rd world countries aren't capable of solving their own problems so we have to do it for them" which is condescending at best and imperialist at worst. This ad campaign provides people with the ability to post a status about it and feel like they're somehow involved, or buy "a super cool Kony 2012 bracelet from IC! Make Kony Famous!!!1!!11!"... Please don't pretend that either of those do a shred of good.
Refute each point I made or admit that you're wrong and leave me alone. I'm sick of internet arguments that go nowhere.