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Originally posted by christina-66
reply to post by dannotz
It's not the raising of awareness that is at issue. It is an unaccountable, unaudited charity asking for your money and then spending only about 30% of donations on the actual cause. Charity IS big business these days.
Originally posted by mainidh
From what I read, pretty much 98% of you have never heard of this man before this. I know I hadn't.
BUT I have seen, for over 15 years, videos of child soldiers from that region. At the time, it was more a fleeting video that was leaked. Soldiers, bashing a child who would not submit, crying, being dragged by his arms. or children with guns shooting at civilians. Never had a name.
NOW I KNOW THE NAME.
What I don't get it that the point of the video is to make you aware that this monster exists.
You see, you were not aware. Now you are. But instead of saying "Wow what a monster" you all go "Oh the US are up to something..."
You people are clones.
Now you are aware of a monster, you think nothing more than the monsters is just the fantasy of your own government to make you fall for some scheme.
Even if Invisible Children is a scam.... there are child soldiers abducted from familes over there. And yes, they commit atrocious crimes while being forced to. I have been aware of that for a long time.
Why didn't the US step in before? God knows.. Why the hell would they? Are they in China right now, fixing human rights issues? Are you supposed to the the worlds keepers? Not in my book.
But lets all focus on the middle east and compare it. Oh no the middle east never attacked the US before 9/11.. Never... *blocks ears, closes eyes*
sure sure... whatever.
Now you are aware of what is going on over there, instead of focusing your attention on the problem it's all "Oooh I smell a rat!!!"
In our desire to ameliorate suffering, we must not be complicit in making it worse.
Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by burntheships
Good stuff especially when you consider the recent Mysterious Ammo Depot explosion in DRC. 206 people died
What happens if both sides use child soldiers? We go in their and arm one side with child soldiers to help kill the other side with child soldiers?