Anne Halle
Anne Halle

Why didn't Invisible Children address this problem in the early 2000's when Kony was at large and actually in Uganda? Has the US not already taken action with Obama's signing of the disarmament of the LRA in 2010? We should be fighting against other urgent human rights violations in Africa such as the current ethnic cleansing happening by the Sudanese government in the Nuba Mountains. I agree Kony should be found, but there are other urgent matters Americans should be focusing on as well. Just ask George Clooney.

Lindsey Flassig
Lindsey Flassig
  • Anne Halle

The reason invisible children started was because they went to uganda in 2005 and learned about it then, so that is why they made their first video the rough cut and things got started. They did as much as they could as soon as they learned about it. They aren't in uganda anymore, but are in central east africa still abducting people even with dwindling numbers. We are focused on this movement and if you think other parts of africa or the world even need help then do your part and start...

The reason invisible children started was because they went to uganda in 2005 and learned about it then, so that is why they made their first video the rough cut and things got started. They did as much as they could as soon as they learned about it. They aren't in uganda anymore, but are in central east africa still abducting people even with dwindling numbers. We are focused on this movement and if you think other parts of africa or the world even need help then do your part and start bringing attention to it rather than critiquing Invisible Children for helping this issue

Anne Halle
Anne Halle
  • Anne Halle

I am trying bringing attention to other African issues. That's why I commented in the first place.

Lindsey Flassig
Lindsey Flassig
  • Anne Halle

Great! I hope to see stuff from you about those other issues in the future then. That is how things get known, like how Invisible Children has Kony 2012

Anne Halle
Anne Halle
  • Anne Halle

I think the effort made by Invisible Children to inform the public on the Kony issue is great, but their original plan was abandoned. If I remember correctly, the film makers of "Invisible Children: Rough Cut" originally wanted to document the situation in Darfur. Well, the time has come again in which a visible ethnic cleaning is happening to the Nuban people by the Sudanese government...another Darfur may be in the making. This seems to be more of an urgent matter Invisible Children, with...

I think the effort made by Invisible Children to inform the public on the Kony issue is great, but their original plan was abandoned. If I remember correctly, the film makers of "Invisible Children: Rough Cut" originally wanted to document the situation in Darfur. Well, the time has come again in which a visible ethnic cleaning is happening to the Nuban people by the Sudanese government...another Darfur may be in the making. This seems to be more of an urgent matter Invisible Children, with it's popularity and networks, could focus on to prevent another genocide. Time and time again, the international community has sit back and watch as hundreds of thousands of people be systematically murdered. My point is, these are blatant atrocities and I don't understand why they don't seem to get as much attention as something that was problematic in the early 2000s. The time is now. People are informed about Kony. Invisible Children's next focus should be on Children in the Nuba mountains. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p89OuPODBMM

Lindsey Flassig
Lindsey Flassig
  • Anne Halle

It didn't talk about the situation in darfur at all... it was about Jacob and the different people affected by the war. I understand there are other terrible things happening in the world, but the fact is the LRA still hasn't been stopped and Kony hasn't been caught. Invisible Children is also about other things, like programs to help the war affected victims. On their website under the programs section there are many different programs they have to rebuild schools that were destroyed, to...

It didn't talk about the situation in darfur at all... it was about Jacob and the different people affected by the war. I understand there are other terrible things happening in the world, but the fact is the LRA still hasn't been stopped and Kony hasn't been caught. Invisible Children is also about other things, like programs to help the war affected victims. On their website under the programs section there are many different programs they have to rebuild schools that were destroyed, to help rehabilitate the many who were abducted and freed, there is the Tri fund, and many more. IC isn't just about stopping Kony, but helping those who were affected by the war, which the people still need help which IC is providing. The thing is IC is about this war and the effort, people don't understand that these were regular guys from California who started this, so you can too. If you feel deeply about the children in the Nuba Mountains then do something about it instead of telling them to. You have a voice, so voice it and not on this blog, but to others so they hear about it. I mean that is what they did and look how far they've gotten.

Anne Halle
Anne Halle
  • Anne Halle

I was talking about the 2006 documentary which had the original purpose filming about Darfur. What war are you referring to when you say "IC is about this war?" The civil war in Uganda is over. And I know the implications of the war are still present--that's why a group of my friends and I are rebuilding a nursery school in Uganda through our Oxfam branch at Miami University. Invisible Children are not the only ones doing good in Uganda.

Lindsey Flassig
Lindsey Flassig
  • Anne Halle

Invisible Children is IC. Their original purpose wasn't about Darfur... they went to Uganda and learned about the tragedies there and then created the rough cut. I am not saying that they are the only ones. You were saying IC needed to focus on other things, so I responded they aren't done with what they are doing now. Like I said you doing things for other causes is great, go out and do them, but don't say that Invisible Children needs to focus on other causes when their cause is still...

Invisible Children is IC. Their original purpose wasn't about Darfur... they went to Uganda and learned about the tragedies there and then created the rough cut. I am not saying that they are the only ones. You were saying IC needed to focus on other things, so I responded they aren't done with what they are doing now. Like I said you doing things for other causes is great, go out and do them, but don't say that Invisible Children needs to focus on other causes when their cause is still happening. I also didn't reference the civil war in uganda... I don't know where that came from.

Lindsey Flassig
Lindsey Flassig
  • Anne Halle

We are on the same side here, so I'm not sure why were arguing about this. We both want to help others as much as we can, obviously. I am helping through Invisible Children rebuild schools from the war and you through rebuilding nurserys. We're helping others, so lets just end it at that.

Anne Halle
Anne Halle
  • Anne Halle

Wait, are you saying that Invisible Children refers to themselves as the international community? And their original documentary was supposed to be about Darfur, but they decided to focus on Uganda instead. And umm we are talking about the same war. The civil war between the Ugandan government and the LRA and ADF is technically over, but the LRA still traumatizes the region. I agree we are on the same side, so our argument is pointless, but sounds like you need to brush up on your history.

Lindsey Flassig
Lindsey Flassig
  • Anne Halle

IC as in Invisible Children... its just a name we call it. Yes, I know all of that. The civil war was ended back in the '80s that is why the LRA started because of Alice Lakwena and the Holy Spirit movement, later picked up by Kony after Lakwena fled to Kenya. So, yes we are talking about the same war, but when I say war I am referencing what the war is now, the one that has been going on for the last 20 years with the LRA and their terrorizing of Uganda and now Central East Africa. I know...

IC as in Invisible Children... its just a name we call it. Yes, I know all of that. The civil war was ended back in the '80s that is why the LRA started because of Alice Lakwena and the Holy Spirit movement, later picked up by Kony after Lakwena fled to Kenya. So, yes we are talking about the same war, but when I say war I am referencing what the war is now, the one that has been going on for the last 20 years with the LRA and their terrorizing of Uganda and now Central East Africa. I know the history... I think you misunderstood what I was referencing.

Ahmad Kareem
Ahmad Kareem

THOSE PPL U SAW - are scammed. they think they're helping children from harm.
THOSE PICTURES THEY SHOW - are outdated. hardly any relevance to Kony as well.
KONY HIMSELF - died 5 yrs ago.
YOU PPL - are good hearted and love to be a part of something UNSUALLY good.... but there's a reason why this is unusual.
UGANDA - has newly discovered oil. which is the only reason why this is happening.

but I cant think of a clever and convincing way to put it to you now... so please youtube the...

THOSE PPL U SAW - are scammed. they think they're helping children from harm.
THOSE PICTURES THEY SHOW - are outdated. hardly any relevance to Kony as well.
KONY HIMSELF - died 5 yrs ago.
YOU PPL - are good hearted and love to be a part of something UNSUALLY good.... but there's a reason why this is unusual.
UGANDA - has newly discovered oil. which is the only reason why this is happening.

but I cant think of a clever and convincing way to put it to you now... so please youtube the different opinions and make your own. Don't stay in this out of the joy of being a part of something. coz that something can be very damaging later on.

Mellisa Button
Mellisa Button
  • Ahmad Kareem

well SAID Ahmad. There are way too many people out there influenced by one 30 min video. And not one of these people thought about opening google and doing a quick fact check for themselves???? Pathetic. Maybe they deserve to be scammed of their money :-P

Eric Abram
Eric Abram
  • Ahmad Kareem

yes. people always should go and do thier own research, form thier own opinions, and start a dialogue at least. Logic is a great gift.

Brian O'Connor
Brian O'Connor
  • Ahmad Kareem

I agree with both u guys, the videos are too emotional and they don't give out the real, true and up to date facts.

Anthony Ang
Anthony Ang
  • Ahmad Kareem

Funny how the video can't convince you KONY is alive but an Ugandan girl living in the states makes 1 web appearance without any photos or proofs tells u KONY is dead and you believe it. If you read up in human psychology, "you will find red if you are looking for red" if u know what i mean. Eric Abram, also, doing a research takes a very serious approach and long long time. Scouring the internet for facts might not be the most convincing way although we can rest assure ourselves of what...

Funny how the video can't convince you KONY is alive but an Ugandan girl living in the states makes 1 web appearance without any photos or proofs tells u KONY is dead and you believe it. If you read up in human psychology, "you will find red if you are looking for red" if u know what i mean. Eric Abram, also, doing a research takes a very serious approach and long long time. Scouring the internet for facts might not be the most convincing way although we can rest assure ourselves of what we are doing. Doing research involve contacting certain authorities which sometimes even the authorities cant tell you the whole truth. So what you say is barely smacking a smart reply to someone who wanted to buy into something. Do you believe in god? Can you research that as well? What if some nutritionist tells you that certain food is good against cancer, are you going to research that as well before you buy into that? Stop smacking smart-ass remarks like that "people should do their research" as if you did yours. You are just being a skeptic, nothing more. You are not forced to part with your money. You watch it and then use your own judgement to decide. "Uganda has newly discovered oil, which is the only reason why this is hapenning" again I know you are trying to sound smart after reading some articles, but can you give us at least a hypothesis what the video has anything to do with the newly discovered oil? Here i'll hand you one theory "They are lobbying for more military occupying Uganda to safegurd certain oil interest in the cover of a Humanitarian cause." Abram also mentioned "dialogue." Matt of fact, what we have is even better, a FORUM from all the shares and articles found online AND on youtube itself. lastly, a skeptic will easily find their "research" by googling "KONY 2012 SCAM" so he can back his "research" with those facts. As I said, when seek red, you will find red. All I am saying is, have some forum etiquette. Put forth YOUR facts and proper EVIDENCE instead of just trolling.

Ahmad Kareem
Ahmad Kareem
  • Ahmad Kareem

Anthony - I respect the whole seeing red thing here. But I really was indifferent about the Kony case, and I still am. I just saw this update vid, read some rosy comments, and u know what, I was in a bad mood already.

If I cared to make ppl stop supporting, I'd start linking the articles and vids I saw. one of them being direct response from the citizens of an area in Uganda. But I really don't care, I only asked them to CONSIDER the other possibilities of their choices. WHAT IF this IS all...

Anthony - I respect the whole seeing red thing here. But I really was indifferent about the Kony case, and I still am. I just saw this update vid, read some rosy comments, and u know what, I was in a bad mood already.

If I cared to make ppl stop supporting, I'd start linking the articles and vids I saw. one of them being direct response from the citizens of an area in Uganda. But I really don't care, I only asked them to CONSIDER the other possibilities of their choices. WHAT IF this IS all a scam? what if this really is leading to a military occupying Uganda? would u still be ok being a part of this?

According to you, none of us can back up anything with links, both sides will find enough evidences and none are too credible. So I'm left with these simple thoughts;

What if Kony is true, and I'm mistaken? - I've been annoying.
What if Kony is False, and supporters are mistaken? - They've been much more harmful.

Anthony Ang
Anthony Ang
  • Ahmad Kareem

Ahmad Kareem Unlike Iraq, KONY & the LRA is not the ruling party in Uganda. Thus capturing KONY and topping LRA doesn't mean they gain oil controls, there is still a legitimate Ugandan government. The propganda has reached so wide, you think there won't be backlash should the movement is a shroud for the conspiracy theory of "an US occupation of Uganda?" If that happens, rest assure that KONY2012 will be small compared to OBAMA2012.

Ahmad Kareem
Ahmad Kareem
  • Ahmad Kareem

Anthony Ang Al-Qaida wasn't the ruling party of Afghanistan either (or iraq for that matter) but yeah I get the picture.

Hannah Grosberg
Hannah Grosberg
  • Ahmad Kareem

im asuming u ppl dont believe in Christmas or dreams either

Harriet Taylor
Harriet Taylor

Don't fall for it! After a little research I have done a complete 360 on this campaign. And certainly DO NOT send money. It won't help anyone in Uganda! Do your homework folks.

William Palmer
William Palmer

Beautiful, I just hope we can do this with more than just Kony.

William Palmer
William Palmer
  • William Palmer

So I just found out that Kony 2012 might be a false flag. Uganda Prime minister says Kony is not in Uganda. There is a 4 nation african alliance looking for him. This was a slick ploy to invade Africa. How sickly unsettling.

Gary Zander
Gary Zander

As someone who has been to northern Uganda from 2006 onwards, seen the impact of Kony's terror, and been with many kinds of workers caring for kids who escaped, I completely support this cause. You really can't imagine what it's like from the safety of your keyboard. No matter what you think of Invisible Children or the issues surrounding why Kony has been active so long, you'd have to be completely heartless not to sign-up. The alternative is to be a supporter of Kony and child exploitation.

Scott N Beth
Scott N Beth
  • Gary Zander

I am going to share this on our site as well.

Brian Higman
Brian Higman

love it! As for the scam, raising awareness through the global social media sites is the future of getting the word out. If there is a person out there that has effected 10-20-30,000 people/kids the way this Kony has, he deserves to be exploited as a menace to society. Those that can help with $ do, those that can't, still are helping by sharing the video and understanding one common thread, no longer can madmen like Kony do evil and get away with it by hiding.

Brian Higman
Brian Higman
  • Brian Higman

One simple way of helping outside of calling your local Elected(remember, thats why they are elected) Official is to change your precious profile page pic for a short period or until he's caught, like Im doing. The thought that some Hitleresque type person is out in some country cowardly preying, on a very large scale, to mainly children scres the hell out of me. If he were in the North or Southern American Continent, it wouldnt have lasted 20-30 years. Kony needs to be exploited, not glorified, Exploited for the cowardly bastard he is!

Lidia Santiago
Lidia Santiago

Does anyone know when we should receive the kits?

Shannon Haan
Shannon Haan
  • Lidia Santiago

I'm wondering this as well...

Ann Lemos
Ann Lemos

Why do these men not even bother to wear a tshirt they charged for or smack up one of their posters. One caught drunk and obscene, the other joking about kepping 999,000 for himself while chugging a handle of vodka.....starting to question these guys motives! Not good :( If these boys are caught keeping any part of mney pledged/donated I hope they go to jail for life! It has changed the way I feel about donating now!

Brendan Jacko Jackman
Brendan Jacko Jackman
  • Ann Lemos

had a funny thing today Ann door knocker comes to the door from a well known bandana kids charity and I politely say sorry I dont want to commit to your monthly deduction from my bank account. He then walks off saying "I am only trying to help the kids", well I turned red not only do we do everything for our own 4 boys, we volunteer for 480 kids at our soccer club who are from all walks of life. I should have got his bandana and smacked him with it.

Emily Dumler
Emily Dumler

This deserves more thoughtful attention before you all sign on... Is the violence atrocious-YES- but should we all jump on the KONY 2012 bandwagon- NO! There are very serious questions about the motives and aims behind this project... PLEASE AT LEAST READ... http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/unpacking-kony-2012/... before endorsing this.

Brian Higman
Brian Higman
  • Emily Dumler

Then dont send $$$, period. Yet understand this, campaigns like this have never happened before on such a scale. This is "Most Wanted" forum of the new social media ...and it works! This freak will not be able to surface without being arrested now! Then we move to the next one,...

Dick Hughes
Dick Hughes

Invisible Children is a powerful organization. It's not perfect, but name an organization that is. It's also finding that success is tougher to maintain than to first achieve. That's natural (which is why so many rock bands and pop singers disappear after achieving success.)

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