Danny gives his take on Kony 2012 from what he’s read and seen in his limited research.
Stop at nothing? Sure, I’m doing nothing, therefore I shall stop. In more seriousness, there should be no debate about the fact that child soldiering and prostitution is an atrocity. As a result, Kony must be brought to justice, more specifically, the International Criminal Court in The Hague. However, in order for you to not think that I am a maniac as you read the rest of this post, you’re going to have to watch this excerpt from this week’s 10 O’Clock Live featuring the hilarious (sometimes disgustingly funny) Charlie Brooker talking about Kony 2012. And, of course, duh, if you haven’t actually seen the ACTUAL Kony 2012 video, here it is. It is nearly half an hour long, so make sure you set aside enough time to watch it and have enough sustenance for the duration, there are no commercial breaks.
Have you watched the videos? No? Okay, it’s not like I’m doing anything else, I have all the time in the world to wait, this post stays this way regardless if you’ve watched the videos or not. It’s just a block of text, it can wait till you’re finished. Or you can just ignore the links and just read what I have to say, be intrigued or disgusted by what I say, and then you will click on the links. Either way, just make sure you watch them.
I’m not going to be telling you to join the movement. In fact, I’m not going to tell you to do anything. That’s your prerogative. If you decide to help the cause and bring Kony to justice, great! If not, well, cool! I’m not going to tell you why Kony is bad and therefore needs to be stopped, that’s pretty well covered by the video and other Kony Movement members. I’m here to tell you why we should take a step back and look at what’s really going on. Continue reading