The famous video behind the "Kony 2012" campaign from Invisible Children has risen to meteoric heights in the past few days. It's the one where they ask people to give them money to take down a Ugandan warlord, Joseph Kony, who hasn't been in Uganda since 2006. They're asking mindless kids to take action on weed day like the Occupy people and the Arab Spring that ruined the lives of the Egyptians.
The video wants us to put pressure on US military in Uganda to eliminate a guy who is not even in the country, so the Ugandans can't do anything about him? Why are we doing this again?
Follow the money.
Invisible Children spends only one third of its revenue on doing anything in Africa. They make almost $14 million a year and a good deal of what they spend it on is sending rich white kids to Africa. Here is a video presenting a counterpoint to Kony 2012. It is by a Ugandan girl who gives us the word on the street of how life in Uganda is nothing like the picture painted in Kony 2012 (runs 6 minutes):