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KONY 2012 by trickster201 KONY 2012 by trickster201
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"A campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.

Joseph Kony is a man who had kidnapped many kids in Uganda and turned them into sex slaves or kid soldiers! This man has been at large for more then twenty years!

Spread this around! It doesn’t matter if you know me or if your my friend. If we can get this to the world then you’re already my friend. If we can get millions of signuatures to stop SOPA we can do it again!

HELP THIS CAUSE! MAKE HIM KNOWN!"

I have nothing to say, but I don't feel anything needs to be said. Nothing to say except this: [link]
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36SF Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Not to spoil here, but Kony died somewhere during 1980's too 1990's.
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BlackSheepuk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kony 2012 is pro american military intervention in Africa and lies about being a non profit organisation. You want to help?- give monthly donations to long term, decent humanitarian organisations such as amnesty international. DO NOT appeal for US military action in Africa. You are bloodthirsty and sensationalist to buy into this propaganda.
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not "bloodthirsty" and "sensationalist". I have donated nothing, and am only spreading the word. People know that the IC is not the best charity, and are trying to find other, better ones. The first step to all this, however, is to get people to know about the issue- and Kony 2012 is doing just that.
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BlackSheepuk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please just consider spreading the word of a more productive cause.
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*sighs* name one.
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BlackSheepuk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
See my first comment
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah.....Okey! :D
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BlackSheepuk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
groovy :thumbsup:
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Darkline Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's amazing how easily the "sheep" fall for scams like these. But that's what happens when people don't think and follow blindly. Do you all fall for phishing emails as well? :roll: Sad day when youth culture does'nt question anything. :thumbsdown:

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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The youth just wants something to believe in, hoping to help. It's the people that put us down that should be ashamed, at least we're trying.
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Darkline Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Trying to what? Perpetuate a propaganda campaign by the IC? Myself and tens of thousands of others have been working on the child militarization issues for over a decade with charities that don't keep 70+% of the donations they receive to line their own pockets and do little, to nothing, for the people that are affected.

Amnesty International: [link]
Child Soldiers International: [link]
ICRC: [link]
ILO: [link]
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, good for you, but they've never bothered to get the word out, it might seem. Now that attention has been brought to this issue, everyone knows only 1/3 of the $$$ made by this organization actually goes to Africa, people will be looking for other organizations to send donations to. So don't complain about one organization's faults- it will benefit others in the end.
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Darkline Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You mean you've been to lazy to bother learning about the world you live in. Since the issue has been know within the human rights community for over a decade means that it's been a known issue, if you actually cared about the issue. You and your ilk are nothing more than armchair protesters and political activists. Kony is a non issue and has been for almost a decade now, as is the LRA. So to use the name of Kony as their primary focus does nothing but perpetuate their pro-war initiative and is nothing more than a new initiative to line their pockets. And since the IC financially support the Ugandan military, they're just as guilty as Kony, as the Ugandan military militarizes children, rapes and murders.

As for the rubbish that it's common knowledge that only 30% actually goes to Uganda, since they aren't doing work anywhere else on the continent, it's just that...rubbish. Do you think the IC shares that information when they go to a school for a rally? It's only common knowledge now because critical thinkers actually took the time to research the IC to find out that they're a sham charity. There are numerous charities operating in Africa where 80+% of their fundraising initiatives actually ends up where it's supposed to, assisting people in the affected regions.

If you're too naive to see that this was just another attempt to inflate their own coffers (because they certainly aren't trying to sell kits and get people to their site so they'll actually donate to their sham charity), then that's you're problem. And if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Today's youth is more concerned with the media than all else- so spreading something though the media is a sure way for it to catch fire. People are usually too lazy to do anything themselves, they wait for it to come to them, because plenty of things do. That may not be the right choice, and I'm not saying I've done that- but it's how today's world works. You have to use this to your advantage.

Of course they didn't tell anyone that- but now that the video's gone viral, I think most who've actually watched it know that by now.

I never said anything about donating money- btw, I haven't. Not being part of the solution doesn't make you part of the problem- there's a neutral zone, and that's where people used to stand. People may think they're part of a solution, too blind to see they aren't, but they're not trying to hurt anything.

People with other, better organizations trying to help this issue should be happy with this- I'm sure with every charity, the money is going to start flowing in. The word's getting out about the 1/3$ issue, so it's only a matter of time before everyone forgets about the IC and moves on to a better charity.
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KONY2012Charms Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Yes!
I just know if we all come together and spread awareness we can all make a difference!
That's why I'm selling KONY 2012 charms!
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Get the word out there!!
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo! Yes we can!!! :D (<-- Dear lord sounds lke bob the builder. :facepalm:)
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KONY2012Charms Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
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TumbleweedFrenzy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I cried when i first watched the movie, and I will try to do what I can. Thank you so much for doing this! I've also posted links to the film and petition on my page-

Can I also post this on my page(giving you credit, of course!)?

LET US UNITE TO MAKE HIM FAMOUS AND SAVE THE CHILDREN!!!!!!
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You can, of course! :D Haha, AGREED! :salute:
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konywho Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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SeraphinaSnape37 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
:iconstopkonyplz: ftw!!!
to all the haters out there who say that only 1/3 of profits go to Uganda and that its a scam, remember, they have to maintain buildings, pay for electricity etc., pay their workers and SPREAD AWARENESS. It's not like they were able to make all these posters and stuff, travel around the globe, and do all these things for free!!! These people have to eat when they are on the road!
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trombonista Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Kony 2012 has gotten over 34 million views. The "we need the money to spread awareness!" excuse no longer works.
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SeraphinaSnape37 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
yeah. a lot of $$$$ isn't really going to change anything. It is more of the giving time and talent that is needed. Also getting support from celebrities and politicians. I'm still probably going to buy an action kit and/or and t-shirt when the Invisible Children visit my school! :P
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU TELL 'EM!!!!! :love:
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SeraphinaSnape37 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
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SyncronizedKnowledge Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
The organization behind Kony 2012 — Invisible Children Inc. — is an extremely shady nonprofit that has been called ”misleading,” “naive,” and “dangerous” by a Yale political science professor, and has been accused by Foreign Affairs of “manipulat[ing] facts for strategic purposes.” They have also been criticized by the Better Business Bureau for refusing to provide information necessary to determine if IC meets the Bureau’s standards.

Additionally, IC has a low two-star rating in accountability from Charity Navigator because they won’t let their financials be independently audited. That’s not a good thing. In fact, it’s a very bad thing, and should make you immediately pause and reflect on where the money you’re sending them is going.

By IC’s own admission, only 31% of all the funds they receive go toward actually helping anyone [pdf]. The rest go to line the pockets of the three people in charge of the organization, to pay for their travel expenses (over $1 million in the last year alone) and to fund their filmmaking business (also over a million) — which is quite an effective way to make more money, as clearly illustrated by the fact that so many can’t seem to stop forwarding their well-engineered emotional blackmail to everyone they’ve ever known.

And as far as what they do with that money:

The group is in favour of direct military intervention, and their money supports the Ugandan government’s army and various other military forces. Here’s a photo of the founders of Invisible Children posing with weapons and personnel of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. Both the Ugandan army and Sudan People’s Liberation Army are riddled with accusations of rape and looting, but Invisible Children defends them, arguing that the Ugandan army is “better equipped than that of any of the other affected countries”, although Kony is no longer active in Uganda and hasn’t been since 2006 by their own admission. These books each refer to the rape and sexual assault that are perennial issues with the UPDF, the military group Invisible Children is defending.

Let’s not get our lines crossed: The Lord’s Resistance Army is bad news. And Joseph Kony is a very bad man, and needs to be stopped. But propping up Uganda’s decades-old dictatorship and its military arm, which has been accused by the UN of committing unspeakable atrocities and itself facilitated the recruitment of child soldiers, is not the way to go about it.

The United States is already plenty involved in helping rout Kony and his band of psycho sycophants. Kony is on the run, having been pushed out of Uganda, and it’s likely he will soon be caught, if he isn’t already dead. But killing Kony won’t fix anything, just as killing Osama bin Laden didn’t end terrorism. The LRA might collapse, but, as Foreign Affairs points out, it is “a relatively small player in all of this — as much a symptom as a cause of the endemic violence.”

Myopically placing the blame for all of central Africa’s woes on Kony — even as a starting point — will only imperil many more people than are already in danger.

Sending money to a nonprofit that wants to muck things up by dousing the flames with fuel is not helping. Want to help? Really want to help? Send your money to nonprofits that are putting more than 31% toward rebuilding the region’s medical and educational infrastructure, so that former child soldiers have something worth coming home to.

Here are just a few of those charities. They all have a sparkling four-star rating from Charity Navigator, and, more importantly, no interest in airdropping American troops armed to the teeth into the middle of a multi-nation tribal war to help one madman catch another.

The bottom line is, research your causes thoroughly. Don’t just forward a random video to a stranger because a mass murderer makes a five-year-old “sad.” Learn a little bit about the complexities of the region’s ongoing strife before advocating for direct military intervention.

There is no black and white in the world. And going about solving important problems like there is just serves to make all those equally troubling shades of gray invisible.

[kony2012.]
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*sighs* must repeat myself... You don't know if that's entirely true, either way, anyone can lie. So in the least, by raising awareness to this, it will help the truth (no matter what the truth actually turns out to be) get out.
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EvenaWrath Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
While this guy is a man that surely must perish...
"What most people don't know is that the Invisible Children fund is a complete scam. The money that IC earns from their propaganda machine is only donated to Africa at less than 32% while the rest of the money is kept to themselves."
A good percent of this is just being pocketed... I would suggest finding somewhere else to support this movement, perhaps directly?
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Never said anything about directly donating a load of money- chill. I've heard that, but either way, can we be sure? About either argument? And even though less than 32% isn't good, it's better than nothing.
At least raising awareness towards something will help eventually raise the truth to the surface, no matter what the truth actually is.
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EvenaWrath Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Raising awareness is fine and all, but direct action is always better. I'm perfectly chill, just saying it would be better just to avoid IC. Its pretty bad that they are profiting off of tragedy, whether they are spreading awareness or not.
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's always better to have direct action, but when you can't, this is the least.
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johanmandal Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
let the world know
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*sigh* one supporter. :D
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Moon-gleamer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
:iconfiremoon77: did a journal about KONY 2012. [link] She has put a lot of time and effort into finding research about the organization and is constantly updating the journal with her findings. I think it's wonderful that people are becoming more aware and spreading the word.
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I've read it- and faved it. :D
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Moon-gleamer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
That's amazing! Word has gotten out so quickly. I'm so glad people are taking an interest and passing the word :)
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It actually is. I don't think anyone really knew, like, in mass quantities before this month, and now...
... it's made msn's homepage! [link] :D
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yukiey2005484 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
kick kony's ass
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trickster201 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
heck yeah! :D
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yukiey2005484 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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