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Yes, as u MUST know by now — unless u live on another planet!! — a 30-minute video uploaded to YouTube on March 5 by the advocacy group Invisible Children designed to rally global support for the arrest of , a Ugandan war criminal, has gone viral, with 71 million views on YouTube as I write and no doubt MILLIONS more by the time u read this. Kony is the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (L.R.A.), which started operations in northern Uganda more than two decades ago, kidnapping children by the thousands, turning some into sex slaves and brutalizing the civilian population. He’s top of the International Criminal Court’s most-wanted list. But this just in: RT button and #hashtags apparently operating with 10-year delay. And esp this: the celebs of the California-based White Savior Industrial Complex are terrible reporters.
The makers of Kony 2012. (Photo: Glenna Gordon / Scarlett Lion) As we speak, one of the most pervasive and successful human rights based viral campaigns in recent memory is underway.