KONY 2012: the Trifecta of Revolutions. {the Video}

Via on Mar 7, 2012
Photo: Cory Moore, gift to Invisible Children Facebook Page

Author’s Note:  I am always on the lookout for new information, and my research knows no limits. Take this evening, for instance, when the following very interesting perspective on this exact revolution came across my facefeed. See what I’m sayin’?

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This Revolution is the balls. Let’s End a War.

Guess what, guys? I found a revolution the meat-eaters and vegans can come together on. This one is for the Anusaras and the Ashtangis. Democrat/ Republican differences will dissolve. It is a revolution we can all get together and drive. This revolution is for you. And your cousin Jerry, who still owes you that fifteen bucks.

Trifecta? How?

1) It features the perfect evil dictator to overthrow.

Ultimate bad guy. Photo: Invisible Children.com
 “Joseph Kony is a guy who has been abducting African children from there homes and families for the past 26 years. He turns girls into sex slaves, turns boys into child soldiers and makes them kill their own families. Over 30 thousand children have been kidnapped and tortured and nothing has been done to stop him. The American government has finally decided to help but awareness needs to be raised so they continue…”   ~ Nick Camo, Invisible Children
 

2) It is by the people.

Some dude went to Uganda, met a runaway fleeing for his life, heard the horror show he was running from,  and decided he couldn’t live with himself as a father if he didn’t work for change.  It went out to 100,000 people, and at that point the US Gov’t listened, and Obama sent over some people.  Now it needs sustaining and bolstering. This is a genuine grassroots revolution, aimed at getting the #1 war criminal on the planet jailed.

3) It is a wellspring, an experiment, a seed.

This thing wins in 2012?  We all win.  When we make this thing happen, the Occupy Movement grows wings. The housewife oppressed and told what to think grows wings. Children learn that they are powerful.  This is the first of its kind, and uberpowerful in its ability to set an example of who we are together, and ignite further change while creating worthwhile, needed change. It is very now, very unique.  Look into it.

I’ll shut up now. Watch the Video. Viva!

About Karl Saliter

Karl is a circus artist sculptor yoga teacher writer miscreant gypsy, living in Mexico. He often feels as if he was born under a silver whale of a frisbee moon in the back of a red cartoon pickup truck, careening down route 66 at speed, that he somehow took the wheel, stuck his baby elbow out the rolled-down window, and decided to roll with it, and that though the truck had awesome chrome mirrors, he never looked back. He hopes you sometimes feel the same.

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12 Responses to “KONY 2012: the Trifecta of Revolutions. {the Video}”

  1. frank hark says:

    Reposted on my blog. Keep this going.

  2. karlsaliter says:

    Many thanks, Frank! This work is genuine, old school, feel-good work.

  3. mariavlong says:

    Thanks for posting this here. This can totally work.

  4. karlsaliter says:

    Cheers Maria! Rock on!

  5. digadigadoo says:

    The beauty of internet revolutions… Read my last post, I have some thoughts on this too :)

  6. Be Scofield says:

    “What that video says is totally wrong, and it can cause us more problems than help us.” “This paints a picture of Uganda six or seven years ago, that is totally not how it is today. It’s highly irresponsible”. “There has not been a single soul from the LRA here since 2006. Now we have peace, people are back in their homes, they are planting their fields, they are starting their businesses. That is what people should help us with.”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaa

  7. yoga freedom says:

    Great post, Karl. Here are some of my thoughts on Awareness, Advocacy and Action. http://yogafreedom2010.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/a
    Namaste,
    Michelle

  8. Karl Saliter says:

    Thanks Michelle and hey you guys read Michelle’s overview here: it rocks.
    http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/03/slacktivis

  9. Satyavira says:

    Kony 2012 Organization Exposed; Supports Military Dictatorship, Makes Millions Off Fake Cause

    Visible Children
    Monday, March 12, 2012
    According to Jason Russell’s appearance on the Today show several days ago, over 500,000 action kits have been ordered at $30 a piece, meaning this campaign has brought in a minimum of $15M in revenue this week. This is great news: at least 500,000 people are “advocate[s] of awesome” according to the group’s webstore! So where’s that money going? I’ll leave it to Jedidiah Jenkins, Invisible Children’s Director of Ideology:

    “Thirty-seven percent of our budget goes directly to central African-related programs, about 20 percent goes to salaries and overhead, and the remaining 43 percent goes to our awareness programs. […] But aside from that, the truth about Invisible Children is that we are not an aid organization, and we don’t intend to be. I think people think we’re over there delivering shoes or food. But we are an advocacy and awareness organization.”

    Yes, you heard it from Invisible Children: more money goes to awareness than to Africa.

    More detailed breakdown from the Guardian’s Julian Borger, John Vidal, and Rosebell Kagumire in Kampala, Uganda:
    “Invisible Children’s accounts show it is a cash rich operation, which more than tripled its income to $9m (£5.68m) in 2011, mainly from personal donations. Of this, nearly 25% was spent on travel and film-making. Most of the money raised has been spent in the US. The accounts show $1.7m went on US employee salaries, $850,000 in film production costs, $244,000 in “professional services” – thought to be Washington lobbyists – and $1.07m in travel expenses. Nearly $400,000 was spent on offices in San Diego.”

  10. Satyavira says:

    Response from a young Ugandan girl. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FptGqx7DyeY&fe

  11. laughingstock says:

    Kony2012 is a hoax. Do your research, think for yourselves, or someday you'll be convinced by a hollywood made video that rubbing shit on your faces will make you rich and beautiful. Sheep!

  12. Satyavira says:

    Misrepresentation of the Facts http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/a_letter_from

    The statistic cited for the number of children in Kony’s army comes from legitimate U.N. reports, and is in fact on the low end of estimates concerning LRA abductions (many sources put the number closer to 60,000). However, this count represents the total number of LRA abductees since the army’s inception in the mid-1980s. In its current state, the LRA is believed to consist of only a few hundred soldiers. This is not to say that it has ceased to be a threat. In the years since the Juba Peace Talks, the LRA has killed hundreds upon hundreds of civilians and forced the displacement of hundreds of thousands more. But the fact remains that the video distorts and sensationalizes the truth.

    In addition, the claim that all attempts at peaceful negotiations have failed because of deceit on the part of the LRA is erroneous and one-sided. On several occasions—most notably at the end of the 1994 talks spearheaded by Betty Bigombe—it was unilateral acts of bad faith from the Yoweri Museveni regime that sabotaged the peace process.

    Finally, we come to the central conceit of the #StopKony campaign: that the LRA continues to exist because it is utterly unknown; that spreading awareness is all it would take to put an end to this conflict.

    Jan Egeland, former United Nations undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, once referred to the LRA conflict in northern Uganda as “the worst forgotten humanitarian crisis on Earth.” Such a statement would seem to corroborate IC’s assertion that “99 percent of people” in the world have no idea who Kony is. The problem is, Egeland made that assessment nearly a decade ago.

    The claim might even have rang true as late as early 2005. But ever since July of that year, when Kony and four of his subordinate commanders became the targets of the first arrest warrants ever to be issued by the International Criminal Court, the LRA has been, if not a household name, at least a term well known to politicians and policymakers across the globe.

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