I’m not about to say that the people sharing this video don’t have their heart in the right place, but knock it off. If you send me a YouTube longer than 3 minutes, I’m going to immediately close it. If you send me a YouTube that is 29 minutes, I’m going to raise my eyebrows at the audacity you have to think I’d watch it, then close it. Africa is a fucked up place, no doubt about that. Joseph Kony is a bad dude, for sure. But you’re not a world beater-because you clicked retweet or posted a video on Faceboook. Don’t act holier than thou, you’ve done nothing. If you want to go over and actually do good in Africa, be my guest. But you’re no better than anyone else for watching a video. No one in Africa is seeing this. It’s a viral video that will make Americans feel bad for a few minutes then go on their merry way. So quit sending me the fucking video. I’ve gotten the 50 thousand emails you guys sent to tips. Enough.
PS – Here and here are some articles explaining why the whole thing is a crock of shit. I’m sure some is exaggerated the same way the video is exaggerated, but it’s way more interesting if you ask me.
Double PS – the video is being watched and shared most by women 13-24 years old. Changing the world!