Almost immediately something about this film didn’t seem to feel right. I guess my biggest problem was the way which people were getting so emotional because of a 30 min film without any further knowledge.
I have now found evidence released by other people which confirms my gut reaction about the film and the way it went viral.
Before i get into it let me say that i do not doubt that Joseph Kony is probably an evil man who has done some horrible things and the film does raise some serious issues, however it doesn’t end there.
Invisible Children Charity
This charity has been setup to fight against child soldiers in Africa and claim to want peace, however this photo seems to contradict that view as they posse with guns and the Sudan Army.
The charity have said they would support military action and their money even supports the Ugandan army who have, along with the Sudan army been accused of raping and looting. Further evidence can be found in this book.
The money which is raised by IC is a matter of public record because they are a charity and this has also raised concerns.
The charity raised $8,676,614 and only 32% went into direct services and the rest was salaries, film making and other expenses.
They received only 2/4 stars from the charity navigator for accountability and transparency because their finances are not externally audited.
Despite all the fear that Kony posses a threat to children, he has not been seen since 2006
I am not against people wanting to stop Kony but please keep it in perspective and understand that this is not the only atrocity in the world right now.
Across Africa, children have been used in almost all wars, why are people who said nothing before now wanting to do something about one guy when there’s hundreds of Kony’s out there.
I absolutely support all attempts to track Kony down but i do not support Invisible Children or Kony 2012 because i am not convinced they can be trusted.
Please check part 2 the update
Please read more at http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/post/18890947431/we-got-trouble.
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