1. To the people saying we should focus on our problems here in America first... smh. America doesn't have problems that are half as bad as Kony. Next time America has a warlord that is too powerful to be stopped by our government or military who abducts children, rapes the girls and uses them as sex slaves, and forces the boys to become his soldiers by first making them kill their parents and then mutilate the faces of the unwilling children, you let me know.
wait wait wait so you have to have a warlord in America, then force kids to become soldiers/rape etc to even start caring about your own peoples problem? smh ... we already have a bad economy, corrupted congress, tons of homeless kids, education is getting thinned out to support wars, education system is becoming a institution where every kid is labeled as numbers not individuals. We still have ghettos although we are a rich nation, you tell me where our priorities should be.
And i read the article for your information, Yes Kony is on his last legs, you do realize shit doesn't happen in a year where he just automatically loses. It takes a long time for any war to finish and repair, and the repair process is the longest part. Look at how poor the Ugandan government is obviously its going to take them a little longer compared to first world nations to defeat Kony entirely.
I'm not being a hipster it's called fucking questioning everything in life regardless if its good or bad, religion,politics, this. Also IC has a tendency to exaggerate the hell out of things to get donations out of people.
No, I care about our problems, but to prioritize them over Africa's (which is what you said) is dead wrong in my opinion. I see commercials over here for a charity Comcast does to give cheap/free internet to underprivileged youth. You're telling me it's more important that the ghetto kids in America can surf youtube than Africans getting some basic fucking drinking water? I don't base my views of who needs the most in this world on what country they're from. I am telling you where our priorities should be. Smh, you wouldn't last 5 minutes in Africa if you think being treated like a number instead of person is bad.
And no, you don't question everything, that was my whole point... you only question the Invisible Children movement and the white kids who hopped on the bandwagon because you're a hispter. If you questioned everything, you would have questioned the blog you posted here, which said Kony was on his last legs, starving and sick in the jungles of the Congo. It doesn't take a year, but your article is from 2006, so Kony has been starving for 6 years? How long do you think that takes, exactly? How is Uganda, or Central Africa for that matter, supposed to "repair" when they are still facing the constant threat of the LRA? (I know this is a much deeper issue and that Africa can't repair for a myriad of reasons beyond the LRA.) The war hasn't been won yet. He's still out there.