I’ve heard it said that curiosity killed the cat, but in this case, it killed my desire to back Kony 2012.
When I first heard about it, it seemed like a good cause, but I wanted to look into it before I blindly followed the masses.
Here is what I found that makes me think there is more going on than what is being portrayed.
1) Kony hasn’t been seen in Uganda since 2006- that is 6 years without this vile man! So why the push for justice now? Why make this video and seek action against a man who is MIA?
2) There are reports the LRA has approximately 100 followers active in Uganda- why not look to our own borders instead of going around the world to track down a small band of people- evil people, but not so large the Ugandan Government can’t handle them.
3) Felix Kulayigye, from the Uganda Defense Ministry, says, “All this hoopla about Kony and his murderous activities is good in a sense that it helps inform those who didn’t know the monster that Kony is. But of course it is too late.”
4) Ugandan journalist, Rosebell Kagumire, says, “This paints a picture of Uganda six or seven years ago, that is totally not how it is today. It’s highly irresponsible”.
5) Fred Opolot, a spokesman for the Ugandan Government, says, “It is totally misleading to suggest that the war is still in Uganda….I suspect that if that’s the impression they are making, they are doing it only to garner increasing financial resources for their own agenda.” I think Fred is on to something. We should be asking, is this a political scheme and if so by who?
6) Last October the Obama administration sent 100 U.S. soldiers to Uganda to help train their army in fighting the LRA- to date there has been no reports made public that Kony has been seen. Wouldn’t our government want to prove to the American people that sending troops over there was needed? So if we have no reports, why is our government over there? Is this a political move by Obama’s group to make him look good? “See, Obama cares about Uganda when no one else does”
7) The non-profit group, Invisible Children Inc, based out of California, has been criticized greatly over making this video. Partially because approximately only 30% of charity donated actually goes to help those in Uganda. It should also be noted that a goal of this organization is to be represented at 100 U.S. campaign events this year and they want people to lobby congress- again I ask WHY?
8) Invisible Children Inc has the support of Anonymous- need I say more? (If so, please do some research on this nefarious group.)
9) April 20 (AKA Hitler’s Birthday, AKA weed day) will be the debut of the new Kony 2012 poster. It has the face of Kony followed by Osama and then Hitler. The person who designed this poster (Shepard Fairey) also designed the HOPE poster for Obama’s 2008 campaign and has ties to making posters for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Is this coincidence or is there more here- I’ve also read that Fairey is in the video but I have not verified that.
10) FOLLOW THE MONEY- I’ve said it time and again: Follow the money and it won’t be long before it can be traced back to SOROS!!! American Thinker (blog) links Soros to Uganda’s Oil Industry. Soros stands to make billions in Uganda. In 2008, Revenue Watch Institute (who gets support from Soros) hosted a group of individuals from various East African Countries to help establish Uganda’s National Oil and Gas Policy. To make the water even murkier, last week a bill sponsored by Democrats, proposed by John Larson (D-CT), and endorsed by Obama barely failed to pass the senate (not sure if there is still a chance it will be passed). The Nat Gas bill would have given subsidies to companies who either used Natural Gas vehicles or built Natural Gas Distribution Facilities. I wonder, does Uganda have an abundance of Natural Gas? Also of note in the Transportation Bill, Westport Innovations, Global Leader in Natural Gas, would stand to benefit if it is passed. Guess who is one of its top investors …that’s right- GEORGE SOROS!
There’s something not right with this Kony 2012 phenomenon. I’m not sure exactly what it is about. It could political, it could be for natural resources, or it could be for numerous other reasons…but one thing seems very clear to me- IT IS NOT ABOUT HELPLING THE UGANDAN PEOPLE CAPTURE KONY.
Please do your own research and don’t follow me or the masses. I have listed a few of the resources I found related to this- there is more out there (some sites more credible than others).
Please, please, think for yourselves and never follow a band wagon unless you know what that wagon is carrying.