Read this, or ignore me and claim BS & ignorance. Do what you will as I am just trying to educate you all and myself further.
Google, Define: Propaganda
Information, esp. of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
The dissemination of such information as a political strategy.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda
It does not matter if IC is a scam or not, after so many decades of these events people are finally aware, but not getting the "right" information. I agree that Kony needs to be tried for crimes against humanity to set legal precedent (which should have been done with Osama), and although they way they are campaigning for it is wrong, you can not argue with the fact it is a good idea.
But catching, stopping, trying him will not make a MC-Difference to the African/Sundanese/Ugandan people, because there are still his subordinates and corrupt governments in power (who have allowed him to continue for the $$$ they receive in aid). This is just another misguided cause like many others before to help the African people, once people (Americans/Canadians/Europeans/First World Countries) feel good about themselves for helping they will forget like they always do...which is why I generally do not bother to even begin to get involved or pay attention to affairs or conflicts like this, because it just adds another voice to the fray which is not even remotely heeded among the millions-billions of voices.
I like how one article mentioned how long it took to find Osama, and they still ended up killing him anyways. (If you believe that, and not that he was killed 5 years ago blah blah, I do not care) Here is the quote and the article below:
"It took the worldís most sophisticated army over a decade and billions of dollars to catch Osama bin Laden. Kony has been on the run for 25+ years. On a continent 3 times the size of America. Catching & stopping him is not a priority of immediate concern. You know what is? Finding a bed net so that millions of kids donít die every day from malaria. How many of you know that more Ugandans died in road accidents last year (2838) than have died in the past 3 years from LRA attacks in whole of central Africa(2400)? Weíve picked our battles and we chose to simply try to live. And the world should be helping us live on our own terms, by respecting our agency to choose which battles to put capacity towards."http://projectdiaspora.org/2012/03/08/respect-my-agency-2012/http://don-cheadle.com/don-cheadles-thoughts-on-kony-2012/http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/08/joseph-kony-2012-video/http://tumblr.thedailywh.at/post/18909727859/on-kony-2012-i-honestly-wanted-to-stay-as-farhttp://siena-anstis.com/2012/03/07/on-invisible-childrens-kony-2012-campaign/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Sudanese_Civil_Warhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord%27s_Resistance_Army_insurgency
(There are so many resources on this now, many which I have not read, so do some research yourself
P.S. This is a personal opinion and interpretation of general world events: If Africa becomes stabilized from the
help the US gives on this issue, the US will have good economic and militant ties with reformed Africa (If it becomes a singularly governed country). The US will start trading their domestically created surplus goods such as cars, Cola, guns, and etc. (Part of Obama's political agenda to stimulate the economy) to Africa in return for their created goods and things such as; oil, gold, and diamonds. Once this trade is established they will no longer be dependent on the Middle-east for oil, which means that American troops can exit, and they will not need to engage in wars over there, unless they want to for continued economic & political control. And finally the US can give the old middle finger to China & their goods. China, who is now quickly becoming an influential world power, will then start trade with the Middle-east to get the oil they need to continue their economic boom.