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What are your thoughts on Kony? Purple Pumpkin Tits 2 kids; 8484 posts
8th Mar '12

Just curious what you ladies think about this whole Kony Awareness thing?




You have to start somewhere right? There may be million others just like him but you have to start somewhere.



Comments like this just erk me:



What people should really be concerned about, is not the one guy named Kony, but the million of other monsters around that world that are doing almost exactly what he is doing. Its ignorant to think that by sharing something that things, and that the problems in this world are going to change. I pray for global optimism and change, but to think that by solely creating awareness is going stop the harm that is being done is foolish. I want the world to be the best possible place, but to stand for something that will be forgotten and meaningless in a week is absolutely sad. But hey, whatever helps you sleep at night. I myself, am not any better, but I refuse to hide behind a facade'.

Mighty muffin + 2 2 kids; Cragford, Alabama 2126 posts
8th Mar '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting C'est La Vie♡:</b>" Just curious what you ladies think about this whole Kony Awareness thing? You have to start somewhere ... [snip!] ... absolutely sad. But hey, whatever helps you sleep at night. I myself, am not any better, but I refuse to hide behind a facade'."</blockquote>




I have seen many posts on the kony2012 video. Some saying it was amazing...some saying that american should be taken care of first. Others even saying it happens in America why help another country....well here are my thoughts...why not help both....the US and foreign countries. A child is still a child no matter where they are. If they are in need why not help them? Why force them suffer? I stand of the kony2012 campaign and hope the movement spreads to the us and other countries

¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 44961 posts
8th Mar '12

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Fo realio tho', dont know much about it.

user banned 2 kids; Iowa 7762 posts
8th Mar '12

That guy running the Kony 2012 thing, the "invisible children" program is a total hack.
When you donate only 31% of your money actually goes to the cause, the rest of the money goes to line the pockets of these people "advocating" for the cause.



If you want to make a difference, make sure you research who you donate through please.




I think it is horrible what's going on but how is spreading a video on facebook really going to change the world? If you REALLY care, do research and maybe join some activists program or something.

thewarmth 3 kids; South Carolina 14438 posts
8th Mar '12
Quoting Super Kame Vegeta:" That guy running the Kony 2012 thing, the "invisible children" program is a total hack. When you donate ... [snip!] ... facebook really going to change the world? If you REALLY care, do research and maybe join some activists program or something."


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I read about this as well. It's horrible.

*Momma2Boys* 2 kids; Kansas 3014 posts
8th Mar '12
Quoting Super Kame Vegeta:" That guy running the Kony 2012 thing, the "invisible children" program is a total hack. When you donate ... [snip!] ... facebook really going to change the world? If you REALLY care, do research and maybe join some activists program or something."


I heard about how he is supposedly only using 31% towards that but I have yet to see a good source back it up. http://www.charitynavigator.org/ says way differently and they have 4 out of 5 stars.

Nancy Botwin 2 kids; Pennsylvania 2182 posts
8th Mar '12

I think this man has the potential to be the next Hitler. If we just sit back and turn our heads and just think "those poor children" and do nothing, it would be tragic. These are children who deserve a chance at life, just like all of us. I believe this is a cause worth fighting for. Its our future. It's not about money, or power or oil or nuclear weapons. We would be fighting for something WORTH fighting for. I would be proud of my country if we got involved.

I wouldnt donate to the cause, but I would definatly share the video, the more people that are aware, the more that care.

A child is a child is a child.
Where you are born should not determine whether you live.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
8th Mar '12

I dont want to sound dumb or anything because I dont know anything about that country, but why isnt their own country stepping in to do something if its that bad?

[lak] Maine 11050 posts
8th Mar '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::</b>" I dont want to sound dumb or anything because I dont know anything about that country, but why isnt their own country stepping in to do something if its that bad?"</blockquote>




Different countries different rules, third world countries are very different with how they approach things likr this.

[lak] Maine 11050 posts
8th Mar '12

Why does that statement erk you? Because honestly there are some points in it. People in this country love to jump on the band wagon of things that are made to be publicized through means like facebok or the TV. Its not like this JUST started happening over there, its been going on for some time now but since a guy made a YouTube video about it they want to now start caring. I am all for fighting for a cause and trying to better certain situations but you have to ask yourself what the hell is it gonna do any good spreading a YouTube video and posting flyers here in America gonna do to change the fate of hundreds of innocent people over in Africa gonna do, the problem is there when it comes to this certain cause not here so while it is important to raise awareness others need to quickly realize that this has been happening for years and that sending a video around is not gonna get this man arrested and cure their problems.

*Momma2Boys* 2 kids; Kansas 3014 posts
8th Mar '12
Quoting [lak]:" Why does that statement erk you? Because honestly there are some points in it. People in this country ... [snip!] ... this has been happening for years and that sending a video around is not gonna get this man arrested and cure their problems."


I think the whole point of making the video was to inform people, yes it has been going on for several years but nobody knew about it because it simply wasnt talked about or shown on the news and stuff. Raising awareness and getting people actively involved in it does do some good considering the first time this guy went to DC asking them to do something they refused but then when more people started to get on board with it they sent over 100 troops. This awareness isnt just being raised in America too its several other countries, the more people demanding for something to be done the more likely the people that CAN do something will listen and take action.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
8th Mar '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting [lak]:</b>" Why does that statement erk you? Because honestly there are some points in it. People in this country ... [snip!] ... this has been happening for years and that sending a video around is not gonna get this man arrested and cure their problems."</blockquote>




See this is pretty much how I feel about it. I guess Ill be considered one of those selfish people but really I dont think a youtube video will do much. In all honesty I think itll be forgotten about once the initial shock factor wears away. I just dont understand why if their own country doesnt seem to do anything about it why it should be left to us to do something? Yeah Im all for helping other countries but it almost seems like a lost cause. Whats going to stop it from happening again if thats just how that country is?

[lak] Maine 11050 posts
8th Mar '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Doodle'sMama*:</b>" I think the whole point of making the video was to inform people, yes it has been going on for several ... [snip!] ... more people demanding for something to be done the more likely the people that CAN do something will listen and take action. "</blockquote>




So whats the next step, send thousands of our men and women over there to fight a war thats been going on over there for years within its own country like the one we have been involved in since 9/11?




People didnt know because in order to do that they would have to research, but since some guy did it for them and plastered it on fb and YouTube suddenly it lighted a fuse under their ass but only one that will be able to do so much. Like I said I get there is a huge and undeniable problem over there but to truly hit base with the situation some drastic changes have to be made over THERE.