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The +Invisible Children's recent #kony2012campaign is sympathetic. Already, millions of American students are flocking to help the 'poor, naive, and helpless' African people. But is this really necessary? Can +Invisible Children be trusted? Is the #kony2012campaign legitimate?

http://news.yahoo.com/kony-2012-viral-campaign-scam-094450230.html
http://endthelie.com/2012/03/08/exposing-kony-2012-phony-youth-movement-promotes-us-military-presence-in-africa/#axzz1vYRRbD4g
http://afripopmag.com/2012/03/african-reactions-to-the-kony-2012-campaign/

+Invisible Children is a very questionable organization. It has refused to cooperate with Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance. +Invisible Children refused to say if it met the standards of the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance. Also "Charity Navigator rates their accountability 2/4 stars because they haven't had their finances externally audited." - +Visible Children. What is +Invisible Children trying to hide?

"$1,074,273 was allocated to travel and $1,724,993 was allocated to staff compensation." -+Yahoo! News. "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." - +Visible Children If +Invisible Children spends so much money on it's staff, and not a lot on it's cause, then why should we support it? The money +Invisible Children is getting could be better used.

Who wants to stop war? Who wants world peace? Who supported +Invisible Children's S. 1067: Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009? If you can answer all these questions by saying 'me' then you are in the wrong state of mind. The Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament allows our President, +Barack Obama, to send troops into Africa to hunt down Kony. This is similar to how we got the Middle East war started.

"According to Invisible Children’s own LRA Crisis Tracker, not a single case of LRA activity has been reported in Uganda since 2006" -End the Lie. Kony's army hasn't been doing a lot lately apparently, so why should we find him? Journalist Rosebell Kagumire (Uganda) writes: “The film is void of any means like peace efforts that have gone on and it simplifies the war to Joseph Kony — a mad evil man. This war was bigger than Joseph Kony and those who will end it won’t be Americans. It’s a complex war that requires African governments of Uganda, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic to work together to pacify the region.” The African people can deal with this problem themselves.

TMS Ruge (Uganda) tweeted: “Often, we Africans r sideshow while everyone else gets to marginalize & ” do” things 4 us…often ignoring our voice in matter.”

Before I end this, I just want to end with one more thing. The people of Africa are recovering. Kids who were in the LRA are recovering, and the last thing they need is to be reminded of this incident. Instead of respectfully alowing the Ugandans to recover on their own, +Invisible Children has decided to take matters into their own, unreliable hands.

THE #kony2012campaign IS A LIE!

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