“[I’ve] been arrested, jailed, and interrogated in Libya; had a partner murdered by General Noreiga in Panama; dined at gangster clubs in Moscow and in the back rooms of Georgian and Uzbek restaurants with members of the Russian Mafia … been trapped in Montenegro with a former Navy SEAL with Milosevic hot on our heels … been stalked by terrorists and Nazis in Argentina; been a guest of a swashbuckling pirate on a yacht full of hookers in Monte Carlo harbor during the annual Grand Prix … been subpoenaed, incorrectly, for gun running in Central America and, again incorrectly, for involvement in the Iran-Contra affair … I even went to a business meeting with a six-and-half foot tall pink-eyed albino dressed in white from head-to-foot in a Miami-area motel with the peculiar distinction of having more “floaters” in its pool than any other hospitality establishment in the U.S. I’ve met with terrorists in their jail cells in Turkey and over drinks high above Moscow in the Ukraina Hotel and at the Ritz in Paris. I’ve negotiated for kidnap victims as well as vetted dozens of sleazeballs and terrorists claiming to hold American hostages in Beirut.”—Actual campaign literature. Really. (via evanfleischer)
Military intervention may or may not be the right idea, but people supporting KONY 2012 probably don’t realize they’re helping fund the Ugandan military who are themselves raping and looting away. If people know this and still support Invisible Children becausethey feel it’s the best solution based on their knowledge and research, I have no issue with that. But I don’t think most people are in that position, and that’s a problem.
…Let’s keep it about Joseph Kony, not KONY 2012.
Why my feelings on KONY 2012 are very, very mixed.