watch it: “Kony 2012”

So here we have a video that hasn’t just gone viral, it has inspired a torrent of rage because it has gone viral. Michael Gerson at The Washington Post highlights some of the rage, some of it aimed at the organization behind the video, Invisible Children, which responded in detail here.

Apparently this is all really about how the U.S. is now after Ugandan oil. It seems to me, however, that if this were the case, there wouldn’t need to be a grassroots effort to raise interest among politicians in Joseph Kony — they’d already be fighting off their Big Oil pals who wanted to put their contractors’ boots on the ground.

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