I don’t doubt that this Kony fellow is a horrible man and the things that are going on are horrible, but watching that video still leaves me with the overwhelming attitude of “FUCK YEAH WE’RE ‘MURICA WE’LL GET HIM BECAUSE USA! USA! GREATEST COUNTRY ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH YEAH!”.
I remember reading about the Lord’s Resistance Army within the last few months, because late last year a film called Machine Gun Preacher*, staring Gerard Butler, was released (I didn’t realise it was released yet personally, but it apparently had a ‘limited release’) and it deals with this exact same subject. It’s a biopic regarding an American biker who goes to Africa and sees the atrocities and decides to do something about it. It deals with the LRA, not a fictional force. The only difference is is that it deals with Sudanese orphans instead of Kony specifically. Call me cynical, but how come these two things happen within 6 months of each other?
Besides that, the film has gone viral the day that Apple are going to announce their new!!! (insert joke here) iPad. I’m not saying that these thing’s are intertwined by any means, just an unfortunate coincidence. I’m just saying that in a few days when the heat dies down on Kony, everyone is going to be fapping over the iPad. Again call me a pessimistic twat, and yes we all know I hate Apple and think they’re an evil company (although I doubt as evil as the LRA), but sadly you know this will happen.
*Note: I should comment that I have not seen it as I’m not a fan of Butler. I mainly remember hearing of the film and reading about it because Chris Cornell performed a song for the soundtrack.