Hello! Sorry I has been a while since I have been on here. It's now the end of the school year so things have been a bit hectic. That, and I just got a new big TV which has made playing video games suddenly feel like a high priority.
Anyhow, if you haven't been trapped in a media-less void for the last month you now know who Joseph Kony is. Perhaps you knew about him before, or perhaps like me you knew about the LRA but didn't know his name. Regardless, we all know now. I am not going to discuss the video. It has been discussed thoroughly across the interwebs. What I find strange is the backlash against the video. Please don't misunderstand me, I am not claiming that the video is perfect or even tha it presents people with the best course of action. What surprises me is two things. First, and most annoyingly, is the condescension from people who already knew about it. As if knowing about and wanting to do something about atrocities in other parts of the world are only cool if it is done by a small group of people with ironic fashion sensibilities.
Second, I think that people (read: experts) in their zeal to point out the problems of the video have been missing a real opportunity. Namely, now that millions of people know about this guy and the LRA, there will presumably be many more resources available to people that want to do something about them. So rather than running around shouting at concerned people and telling that they are doing more harm than good, why not tell them what they can do?