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Invisible Children has been condemned time and time again. As a registered not-for-profit, its finances are public. Last year, the organization spent $8,676,614. Only 32% went to direct services (page 6), with much of the rest going to staff salaries, travel and transport, and film production. This is far from ideal, and Charity Navigator rates their accountability 2/4 stars because they haven’t had their finances externally audited. But it goes way deeper than that.
The group is in favour of direct military intervention, and their money funds the Ugandan government’s army and various other military forces. Here’s a photo of the founders of Invisible Children posing with weapons and personnel of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. Both the Ugandan army and Sudan People’s Liberation Army are riddled with accusations of rape and looting, but Invisible Children defends them, arguing that the Ugandan army is “better equipped than that of any of the other affected countries”, although Kony is no longer active in Uganda and hasn’t been since 2006 by their own admission.
I never dismissed Kony. I don't think Invisible Children has brought nearly enuogh light to the issue and the complications regarding his persecution, instead it appears they cling to sway viewers with emotion
Originally posted by Flavian
reply to post by seenavv
Joseph Kony has been involved in these types of atrocities for a long time now and not just in Uganda. He is by far the biggest monster on the planet and has been getting away with it for far too long.
Saying this whole thing is a Psy-Op is not only disingenuous, it is actually rather disturbing. I suggest you actually look into Joseph Kony and the LRA.
If you do not like the Invisible Children thing then fine but to simply dismiss Kony is wrong on so many levels.
Originally posted by seenavv
Kony is an evil criminal, and murderer, and he should be stopped and brought to justice!
The makers of this film try to make it sound like this problem is 2 dimensional.
Take Kony out and the problem is solved.
Right so lets kill 30,000 kids in the process, and potentially instigate an uprising on Kony's behalf which can lead to a civil war in the region, I think not.
I don't know what the solution is at this time regarding Kony's militia,
But awareness through independent study on the issue is the best thing
I hope thats not directed at me ?
Originally posted by BO XIAN
reply to post by seenavv
May God arise and such evil doers fall in their own pit, trashed forever.