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Invisible Children

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Invisible Children, Inc. is an American organisation that claims to be a charity helping child soldiers in the Third World. It has come to prominence through the viral marketing of its film Kony 2012, which aims to create a mass movement against the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, even though the LRA left the country a few years ago and is now mostly a spent force.

Invisible Children has attracted notice for its funding from creationist and homophobic groups[1] (including support from notorious Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa[2]), its disinclination to reveal its financial affairs,[3] and the surprisingly low amount of its income spent on actual charitable work: just under a third, with the rest going to hotels, expenses, filmmaking and the high salaries of its leaders.[4] Unfortunately, this is fairly typical of many charity organisations.

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In tastelessly hilarious news, shortly after the release of the Kony 2012, the leading narrator and director of the documentary, Jason Russell, was seen having a severe mental breakdown in public due to extreme sleep deprivation and dehydration.[5] His breakdown, which involved publicly masturbating and erratically talking to himself whilst naked, was filmed on a street corner of San Diego and released as a viral video on the internet.[6] If you watch the video, you will gain an insight into the man's inner fabulousness.

[edit] So what happened?

The original video called for a "Cover the Night" event on April 20, 2012,[7] aiming to plaster Joseph Kony's name in "every city, on every block." Following Russell's wankfest, it failed miserably.[8]

There is reason to suggest that the LRA has begun to increase their kidnappings in response,[9] though it could be a case of correlation does not equal causation.

The overall campaign, however, is not over. If Kony is killed arrested by Invisible Children's goal of December 2012 (unlikely), they'll be in the spotlight again and will probably claim all the credit. If not, then this entire debacle will be taught in university classes on the drawbacks of social networking for years to come.

[edit] 2013 revisited

And Kony is alive and well. How about that?

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