Why the Kony video is a good thing…
The message may be flawed but fundamentally the Kony video has done its purpose. It’s inspired people to want to capture an actual, real-life bad guy (#1 criminal in the world according to the International Criminal Court). This video activated an entire base that was prior to this was posting and sharing videos of talking dogs, the Kardashians, and donkey sex. So hell yeah, it’s a good thing.
Here’s an excerpt from the Forbes article that started this rant:
But still. How is it a bad thing that hundreds of thousands people all over the world are now motivated to help neutralize a horrible man who is responsible for countless heinous crimes against people throughout Central Africa?
He’s #1 on the ICC “worst people in the world” hit list. Getting him and his lieutenants off the streets would be good.
Rather than sitting back and saying “you’re not fighting evil correctly,” I would love it if the naysayers did something to help.