KONY 2012 – Did I jump the gun?

Since my visceral reaction to the video I re-posted, I have found a lot of discussion to-ing and fro-ing about the Kony 2012 campaign. Allegations that the organisation doesn’t handle money properly, that Ugandans aren’t crazy about it, that the directors pull down big salaries, etc.

This post http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/post/18890947431/we-got-trouble covers many of the considerations.

I’m a bit embarrassed that I reacted without presenting the other side, but on the other hand I can’t be ashamed for wanting to do something to out the cause of so much suffering and, in doing so, help to bring about the end of the suffering being caused.

It’s part of my learning journey  that I realise in hindsight that jumped in heart first without doing sufficient research to provide a balance. But I’m glad I donated to this cause and hope they see their objective achieved.

One thought on “KONY 2012 – Did I jump the gun?”

  1. Kerry, all this proves is that you are a compassionate human being. The video, rightly or wrongly, was designed to evoke that particular reaction. I happened to read the pushback articles before viewing the video, so my natural cynicism kicked in. The only other thing I would ask you is did you know about Joseph Kony before this? I didn’t so in that regard the video has made me a more informed citizen, regardless of any future outcomes and that is a good thing.

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