That was my reaction when a woman at work was talking about it. She was outraged that there hadn't been any media coverage and when I told her that he'd been doing it for nearly 30 years and there had been tons of media coverage her reaction was "well I hadn't heard anything about it". I seriously doubt that. More likely she just tuned out the bad news in Africa like most everyone else in the western world does. What is really tragic is that millions of people see this and they are upset and angry and want to do something and then they hit the "Like" button and they are going to sleep a little better because they will think they have done their part.All this attention because it's been done on youtube and facebook. I'm so torn because **** like this asshole has been doing has been going on for such a long time and it didn't explode all over the internet.
Wait, that's not marketable to teens on facebook!!1Please everyone, be aware that donating to this organization DOES NOT directly do anything. Invisible Children spends all the money making videos and running campaigns. All you are paying for is awareness.
Now awareness does translate into real support for the people making a difference, but personally I'd rather spend $30 on a foreign missionary, supporting a family, or the like RATHER THAN a super special "action kit".
On the network news they say that ICC took in 18.6 million in donations last year and sent only 3 million in aid to Africa. That seems piss poor to me. Unicef and the IRC put more then 80% of donations to direct services. Much better in my opinion. Frankly all these assholes that are developing child armies to fight their wars of territorial expansion need to be put in a very deep hole with ravenous wilder-beasts...No offense but wherever you got your facts from needs to look again. As a nonprofit yes they do have to show all of their donation usage. And yes, the majority of the donations were put into use for making that 30 minute video. However, they do still send aid with the donations.
Filmmaker and head of the Stop Kony 2012 movement, Jason Russell, was arrested Thursday by San Diego law enforcement for masturbating in public and allegedly vandalizing cars.
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