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The Kony video. I was one of the few hundreds who reblogged it last night. I feel like I’ve spread so much.. but not really. it jsut feels like it… it’s amazing to see the power of the internet from 1k reblogs to over 100k right now and is greatly increasing. I see it everywhere on my dash. It’s not bothering me, its spreading word. sure, i’m not making any drastic solutions like actually helping those kids but by doing this little thing, it makes me feel important. :3 i really do hope this guy stops. prostitution? slavery? teaching kids how to use weapons? that’s total fuckery. he’s evil, and no one knows him until now. that’s sad. i hope this can get resolved, because our world is becoming a shithole, and that’s totally unfair for the next generations.
This was supposed to be up yesterday!
Whoops tumblr. I wrote a post tomorrow but due to the server being down I guess it didn’t show up! Oh well, that is really no inconvenience in my life ( or anyone’s…). if THAT is what people want to complain about they need to get a life. Coming from me, that is saying something, seeing that my life here is pretty minute!
This morning I turned in my sub paperwork and already have 3 half days booked! woo! I found out the pay schedule ends on the 9th, meaning I will only get 1 day of 1/2 day pay for all of March. How shall I pay rent? That is the question. April should be smooth sailin (hopefully).
I finally watched the Kona 2012 video today. My mind has been pondering it all day Obviously, Kona is an awful person who is destroying thousands of innocent, young lives. There is no disputing that. What i am more pondering is how so many people watch one 30 minute video and decide they know about the entire conflict and culture of Uganda. I keep thinking of Team America: World Police. In no way am I saying ‘it’s not our job to help’, because as humans, we should fight for the right for children to have a peaceful, happy childhood. I am saying that the video shows us as the ‘saviors’…the white, privileged people know best. It’s saying we need American soldiers over there, because the Ugandan army is not good enough. To me, there are several glaring problems with the video. Just because Kona is captured does not mean all of the children will be saved and that this will never happen again. It does not address any of the fundamental issues- like HOW could this happen and WHY it does happen. Kona is surely not the only bad guy there. Yes, one step at a time. Yes, helping is better than not. But, this is also a “fighting for peace” scenario, that i just hope will stay peaceful. A peaceful fight (can that exist?). Just to reiterate, I am not saying people should do nothing. I AM saying that people should rely on more than one source before they form an adamant opinion that they are right. The video went viral this week and I feel that people should especially spend more time researching all sides of viral videos. At least 40% of my Facebook friends are raving about how great the video is and jumping on the make Kona famous bandwagon. And that’s just what it is. I bet 90% of the people who watch the video will watch it, claim they are helping and in full support, but not put more effort in than watching the video. They will not look at any other article, video, research about the conflict. They will not donate money. Maybe they will by a bracelet but not even be able to fully explain why they are wearing it. Whether it’s over wars, political issues, health…people should become fully educated before they start believing that there is only one way to look at things. So, if you are a full Kona 2012 supporter who buys the kit, hangs signs all over your town, and makes Kona famous, please watch at least 1 more youtube video on the subject.