So you probably woke up this morning to discover that something called Kony 2012 had taken over the internet. In case you haven’t worked it out yet, Kony 2012 is a film produced by the charity Invisible Children, raising awareness about the child soldiers of Uganda.
And that’s good, right? Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army abduct children and convert them into murderers. They’ve been doing it for years and it’s good that someone’s trying to raise Kony’s profile so that American politicians might be forced into doing something about this endless tragedy, right?
Well, it’s more complex than that.
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