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Haters Gonna Hate [Mar. 7th, 2012|11:04 pm]
The Quintessance of Arabella

I’m probably going to be seen as a terrible person for saying this, but I really don’t care about this Kony2012 thing. It’s not that I don’t think it’s bad. I do. It’s not that I don’t support the people who want to change it. I do. But I would much rather focus my energy on helping the people right outside my apartment sitting on the street homeless, possibly addicted to drugs, or suffering from an illness/mental illness. Good for you if you want to spread the message. But really, I just don’t particularly care about it.

No one cared about it before. And this will go on for a few weeks, nothing will probably change, and everyone will go back to not caring. Until someone brings up something else, and they’ll want to seem like a social activist once again. And then they’ll stop caring.

I sound extremely conservative right now. Yeesh.


[User Picture]From: kingbird
2012-03-08 04:17 am (UTC)
the organization invisible children also has a lot of problems with transparency of funds. plus, there are fundamental flaws in the video's agenda/take on the war in uganda, and their ideas of stopping kony and killing him/bringing him to justice. here's a cool article: http://justiceinconflict.org/2012/03/07/taking-kony-2012-down-a-notch/

so while i support awareness, I am also happy when people don't just immediately jump on the bandwagon. :-)

PS yay updates on my friends list
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[User Picture]From: 17_ally_17
2012-03-08 04:36 am (UTC)
Haha, yay I'm glad I'm not the only one! :P

I was about to delete this actually. I kind of felt like I didn't express it entirely the way I intended to, but you hit it spot on I think.
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