Standard Posted by MCQ Posted on March 7, 2012 Posted under Pop Culture Comments 6 Comments Kony 2012 Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related Kony 2012 Post navigation ← The Voice Demonstrates Why It’s the Best Singing Competition on TV Two Reasons Why Disney’s John Carter Might Not Be That Bad After All → 6 thoughts on “Kony 2012” For some interesting commentary on this see: http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/ & Invisible Children’s response: http://s3.amazonaws.com/www.invisiblechildren.com/critiques.html I’m very much in favor of Joseph Kony being captured or killed. But I also think some of the criticisms in this article are valid. The situation in Uganda is complex and difficult, and I’m not sure watching a YouTube video or changing my Facebook status is going to change much. I hope my cynicism is unjustified. I hope so too. There are certainly a lot of reasons for cynicism. But then cynicism is guaranteed to not accomplish anything. Interesting story up on The Atlantic about it as well. Ironically, i find this more “real”. Kony is really just a face for the greater message, and that is, we cant allow such crimes to take place. Which for me made the film hamfisted. But now ive read this, i see more than just a smug do-gooder: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/joseph-kony/9149918/Joseph-Kony-2012-filmmaker-Jason-Russell-arrested-on-suspicion-of-masturbating-in-public.html This is clearly a man at the end of his line. Driven to his undoing by a will to help others. Sadly, i cant help but feel the films critics will use this to dent efforts to make a change. Probably. but so far I’ve heard mostly sympathy for him. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of follow-up comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.