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Is KONY 2012 Misguided?

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The KONY 2012 campaign is great at directing social ire at a horrible man, but I wanted to offer readers some different points of view on the issue. Mike Pflanz recently criticized KONY 2012’s narrow viewpoint in the Daily Telegraph. Likewise, the following video sources many of the anti-Kony 2012 materials out there.

So, what do you think? Are we being misled by our own good intentions? Will KONY 2012 lead to more death and danger in the region? After reading and watching this material, I still think that KONY 2012 has some benefits. First among those benefits is the ability of the campaign to call a spade a spade. Imagine if the internet was able to draw similar public rage to the misdeeds of Stalin. Secondly, I think it’s great that more people have a better perspective of how selfish and careless warlords and dictators can be. The scenes of small graves and dismembered children reached the public’s eye in this case, but the faces of starving children in North Korea and tortured dissidents in Cuba will likely never receive a similar campaign. The world is sick, but at least KONY 2012 helps people with the diagnosis.

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