Watch this video: Make Kony Famous - Invisible Children.
Sit back and feel your emotions.
Make a decision whether making Kony famous will help. Your action will speak for your belief.
Stand for change. A global change. A global justice.
Protect our children. The world's children. The Invisible Children.
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My plan is to write the article and publish it this week. My goal -- to involve as many of you as possible.
Post your thoughts, comments and ideas. Together, we can do it!
I haven't got an opinion on this as yet, without deeper research. But it's a good idea to get ALL the info before you share, no matter where that leads you...
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I agree Wrylit, and it applies to everything in life, not just what is posted on the net. Sometimes it good to get others to speak their mind, point out something that I may have missed. Collaboration is always the best.
Looking forward to reading your upcoming article, Beth.
Meanwhile, readers might want to follow Invisible Children on fb at
Sally, thank you for mentioning FB and following their page.
Also, for those on Twitter, include the hash tag #makekonyfamous
Isn't it a shocker?!? Imagining that this is still happening right now!! So sad!
Thank you SOH for watching the video and leaving me with a reply.
Your comments and replies are important because it is an indicator for me to see how many hubbers I can reach. I'd like to see this message fan out like a wave -- a ripple effect.
Kony is a terrible man. However, I am not convinced by the invisible children project. They are funding miltary groups in Africa that also use child soldiers. Only 30% of the donations go directly to charitable causes. Many children will be killed if Kony is captured. This is not a straightforward issue. The guys behind this are personally making huge sums of money.
They are raking in millions (and that was before this campaign blew up on the internet in the past 2 days) and only a third of that money is going toward their "cause", while the rest goes to bloated employee salaries, expensive cameras and computer equipment, millions of dollars in travel expenses, and a nice "pad"/office in San Diego. Invisible Children ranks poorly with non-profit watchdog groups.
I wouldn't say these guys are frauds, but at the very least this appears to be a poorly-run and wasteful organization. The fact that their campaign has gone viral is a perfect example of first-world armchair activism at its finest.
Where do you get the information that IC is funding military groups in Africa that also use child soldiers?
I, too, would like to see the facts that back this up.
As for fat salaries, etc., I would also like to see the facts to back this up. Not sure how non-profit charities work in the States, but up here, there are targets for percentages that must be turned over into the charity before it can be called not for profit whereby the target percentages must be met before anyone can draw a salary.
Having worked in not for profits, I can attest that with proper fund raising, you can raise not just monetary funds, but supplies that are used for the cause. In these cases, it appears that they are "raking in the dough" and splurging, but in fact, these "benefits" are donated or paid for by corporations and philanthropists.
Before running Invisible Children into the ground, check out their stats at Charity Navigator, one of the most reputable organizations for reporting not-for-profit efficacy.
http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.c … rgid=12429
You will see IC gets an overall rating of 3 stars out of 4, and financially, 4 stars out 4.
I'm not making a case for their financial soundness, only for looking at facts before presenting a case against the organization.
Beth I know your heart is good but I think this campaign is seriously flawed . I'm not good at the bluey link thing but hope this works. My 17 year old daughter Katie told me that this organisation was controversial and provided me with this link.
Your link to this tumblr post provides a wealth of information for anyone who needs to take the time to make up their minds about the Kony 2012 campaign.
Thanks Sally, obviously he is an evil man but unfortunately there are many like him. Killing him will not solve anything. I am really worried that people are giving cash to this " Invisible children " group which is funding other military groups that have been involved in raping and looting.
Celebreties have got involved without thinking through the issues.
Again I ask, where do you get the information that IC is funding military groups in Africa that also rape and loot?
Sally, it was from the link that I provided. Perhaps you didn't scroll down. I often miss stuff coz i think it is just a short article.
Thanks Seanorjohn. I know that your intent is good too.
As I mentioned in the OP, I'd like ALL comments and feedback.
There is always two sides to a coin and it's best to discover all the sides before making a decision.
I read the blog. He's made some interesting statments, but some of which I can't verify on my own. He's also admitted that it's rhetoric and meant for his 30 friends and he admits that there are flaws in his opinion. Regardless, he raises excellent points.
Thanks for the link.
This is the response from Invisible Children and from what I can see, they are being transparent. The link for their response has been posted by the writer of the blog, who suggests that everyone who lands on his page, to go and read it.
Here is the link:
Reponse from Invisible Children Regarding Questions Posed by Opponents 7 March 2012
Thanks Beth. this is a very robust response from invisible children. Still one or two niggling doubts but the more transparency the better. Well done for finding this link so quickly.
Thank you for bringing the blog to light. It's always good to hear the pros and cons. Stimulation is a great thing!
Yes, their response is very robust and, hopefully, will answer many questions that are being asked and clear the air.
Hope things are well with you!
I watched the video last night and admire the courage of Gavin's father. I hope that the movement is able to accomplish their mission. There is no cost in raising awareness and contacting congressmen.
As far as those countering the movement, there will always be those who oppose anything. It doesn't take away what the general public can do which costs nothing at all.
What an evil man. It's terrible that this continues after so many years and so many lives.
http://vimeo.com/invisible/wowthankyou There's great power in social media to bring about social justice.
But if Kony is not in Uganda, what country is he in now and shouldn't we be helping that country's army to get him? As for the kid soldiers, it might just be easier to re-abduct the youngest ones back, make his army smaller and try to locate their parents. There's a lot of information I need to go through before I would support anything and I don't want to be manipulated.
RebekahELLE -- That is what is striking -- this could be happening to our own youths if our world was not as secure as it was. The point of this is to bring Kony to justice for his actions against humanity. There will always be nay-sayers and skeptics, that is why I asked for each person to watch and determine on their volition what they believe. Thank you!
@ Cassie Smith -- Uganda has a huge stake in bringing him in for justice as he was there for 20 years capturing children amongst other atrocities. He is in other countries, who are also working together to capture him. I agree with you that there is a lot of information to wade through. Ultimately, the decision is an individual's decision. Thank you.
by Wesman Todd Shaw5 years ago
If you've not seen this, then I think you really ought to take the thirty minutes to watch it, and support the end of this Monster in Africa right here in 2012.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … npzG5Sqc#!
by Jack Lee12 days ago
This is a shocking relvelation, if true, undermines our whole democratic process...Why is this not headline news?
by JON EWALL6 years ago
Why are taxpayer funds given to political action non-profits who contribute to political campaigns?Payback to campaign donors for support during an election seems to be just another way to waste taxpayer money. The...
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