Story and picture by Renita Naraine
Kony 2012 – if you haven’t heard a single thing about it, you might be living under a rock with dial-up internet. If you don’t know what it is, but you’ve seen it all over your Facebook and Twitter feeds, watch Invisible Children’s video.
Joseph Kony abducts children in Uganda. The boys become child soldiers while the girls become sex slaves. But, of course, there’s so much more to it than that.
I understand the concept of the video and believe there are justified reasons behind promoting Kony 2012 to this extent, but there are also (always) the non-believers. As easy as it was for the campaign to go viral, it’s just as easy to find the many skeptics who are calling it fake, to questioning the producers’ motives, to profiling the organization’s finances. Vice.com has an interesting article on “Invisible Children.” All true, but is that really the topic at hand?