Friday, March 09, 2012

Responding to Kony 2012

Like most of you, I am wondering how to navigate a whole host of things surrounding the now ubiquitous Joseph Kony and the video that made him famous.

What good will this video actually do?

Is it true?

Why now?

How does one become involved in age old tribal wars?

What is justice?

What politic should win? The UPDF, LRC, what?

Where in the world is Carmen San Die... I mean Joseph Kony?

In any case, you may be having a difficult time knowing how to take this all in so I've tried to parse it down a bit into categories. Below are a are a few resource I believe typify differing opinions on this phenomenon.

Read this for a negative critique/rant of the phenomenon.

Read this for a moderately critical but generally positive view of the phenomenon.

Read this for a partial defense of the phenomenon.

Other than the creators of the video, I have not found a well argued whole-heated endorsement of the phenomenon. If you have, please send me a link!

What do you think about all of this? Who do you believe to be a credible voice in this?

1 comment:

Jess C. said...

I haven't watched the video, but have been watching all the responses to the video and then have seen the postings about it being not too legit. I'm going to watch it and then maybe I'll know how I feel. I'm kind of just reveling in others' reactions, though.