shared this one my facebook page at 9:30 p.m. HKT 10/3/2011
read this at 5:15 a.m. HKT 11/3/2011:
watched this after reading the above
this maybe my first post on commenting on newstrend, but i'll explain myself
I was first attracted to the video because i saw numerous friends sharing it on facebook.
I have no idea who kony is, and have no interest in knowing
until i finally have the time between dinner and my readings to actually watch it
I am annoyed that it takes me almost half-an-hour.
my initial response?
It is exactly the same issue i reaserched on for my model united nations speech in March 2009 in the last year of my high school in Li Po Chun United World College.
I did two things: 1. I shared it on my facebook 2. I sent the link to one of my friends who did the research on LRA with me 3 years ago.
Then I randomly read another comment on one of my facebook friends page, in which he laments about how dramatic visual and audio effects became the new propaganda. Another friend commenting that " I seriously fail to see how military action can really help the situation. they wanna get rid of kony, and somehow bypass his children army? the very people we aim to protect. ironic." and " this 'non-profit organization' only uses some 30%(?) of their funds raised to directly support the cause"
then one of my facebook friend who is currently doing a journalism major in city unviersity of London posted the post on Guardian.
then I watched the link on "response on kony 2012"
and i stumbled across the trailer on "girl scout", which I find interesting as I can see the kony effect but in another context.
I wanted to comment on a comment made by the blogger from Uganda who made the response video to Kony 2012.