If you have been on the internet for the past few days, chances are you have heard about the Kony 2012 movement. It is a movement started by Invisible Children to make a man by the name of Joseph Kony famous. He is a horrible human being who kidnaps children and forces them to become soldiers. This movement wants to make him famous so everyone will know what horrible atrocities he has committed. This movement has sparked a lot of positive and negative reactions. Here I would like to discuss my thoughts on this problem.
I have always been one to contribute to any charitable organization I can because of some inner feeling I have of wanting to help people. This particular movement is no different. I have an intense feeling of hatred towards this man and what he is doing. I really want to contribute to this campaign and end the suffering that this man has brought about. However, I have been swayed from one position to the other every single second and it conflicts with the values I hold dear. I think this a good campaign and I really want to support it. But with all the criticism that has come this campaigns way, I am conflicted with what I should believe. Most people say that this campaign is a sham and that only thirty something percent goes to helping the children of Africa. But then i hear evidence that points to the contrary and i go back to supporting this campaign again. It is a very troublesome problem that I have struggled with over the past few days. Maybe I am making a big deal out of this when i really should not.
I continue to think that this a good charity to support but all of the criticism really rubs me the wrong way. I don’t want to blindly support this charity because of it being “cool” for the few days that it has been up. I want to continue to support for the long haul until this Kony is guy is brought to justice. I want to participate in “cover the night” which is the big event to put up posters about Joseph Kony on April 20. But will I be perceived as doing this because