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The TRUTH behind the KONY 2012 movement

Why is there a sudden interest in KONY after years and years of crimes?

(Note that the Kony 2012 documentary was filmed in 2003 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_Children almost 10 years ago!!!!)

The premise:
Uganda: Oil Reserves Rival Saudi Arabia's, Says U.S. Expert

Kampala — Uganda's oil reserves could be as much as that of the Gulf countries, a senior official at the US Department of Energy has said.

http://allafrica.com/stories/200906020555.html

The urgency today:

CNOOC weighs Uganda refinery (2 weeks ago, 2/22/12)

BEIJING - China National Offshore Oil Corp, the country's biggest marine oil producer, is negotiating with Uganda to participate in the African country's first refinery, adjacent to the Lake Albert Basin.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-02/22/content_146711...

China has deepened links with resource-rich African nations in recent years as it looks to secure key commodities to feed its breakneck growth.

http://news.yahoo.com/chinas-cnooc-talks-uganda-refinery-rep...

Another war we must fight to preserve the petrodollar system.

Obama sends 100 troops to combat LRA in Uganda
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/14/obama-sends-troo...

Explain to me how we are to start wars in Syria, Iran and Uganda

Censoring dissent:

Facebook users are reporting that facebook is blocking the sharing of a link "http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/" which is somewhat critical of "Invisible Children" the group behind the documentary http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/qln68/am_i_the_on...

Only 31% of the "charity's" money is spent on the children http://www.reddit.com/r/TrueReddit/comments/qkxvm/kony_2012/...



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Our foreign aid dollars are probably paying for one side or both

We send foreign aid to Chad and Obama just signed an exemption so we continue sending funds even though they arm soldiers younger than 13. The article seemed to insinuate that 13 was the legal age minimum for kidnapping soldiers and forcing them to fight. If we were not involved (or the UN) I wonder if it could last as long as it has? One side is fighting for the government, the other for freedom. Which side would we be on if it were here? Our tax dollars arm the guys fighting KONY so is all of this propaganda for us to go "save" more people by bombing them to death? I have a friend in Mexico and he says Germany and the USA fought a war there using Mexican blood. Zapata and Poncho Villa.

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want because you think it would be good for him. – Robert Heinlein

Delia@dlopezforcongress.com

I had to post this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgDxcbFguIM&feature=related

This is what was under you tube video.

This ain't news. Video is misleading and dated. Why do we need donations to stop the killing? Oh, it's not oil. My Bad.

I posted about it here:

http://www.dailypaul.com/219717/hear-it-from-the-horses-mout...

An exclusive interview with Kony.

YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCSXxcLbkVo

The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

- Calvin Coolidge

Just wait

Uganda will want paid with Gold for their oil, Gadhafi has convinced all African nations to only except gold for their oil. So we all know that the hunt for Kony will only be the foot in the door of a bigger campaign to overthrow government leaders.

"Give me liberty or give me death" Patrick Henry

I see this video as pure war propaganda

I broke it down here

http://www.dailypaul.com/219507/kony-2012-dismantled

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*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*

Kony 2012 doesnt oppose Ron Paul's ideas

I think the Kony 2012 movement doesn't need to be stopped, or seen as 'incompatible' with Ron Paul's ideas.

If we get back to the core the Kony2012 movement want Kony to be brought to the international court and trialed.
This doesn't involve a big 'invasion', just a 'Bin Laden' style spec-ops, but without killing the target.

Ron Paul doesn't advocate involvement in other nation's businesses. This should not be policy, and in that he is absolutely right.

So Kony2012 should work through a petition style thing as a one-time-only action regarding the pickup and delivery of one person to the international court, and i guess that the US doesn't need to be involved at all; there are many private security firms ('mercenaries') so I guess one would be able to take the job...

Nation building and police man of the world

i can not support either of these 2 concepts

Shaking my head I kind of had a feeling

Okay I am a Ron Paul supporter I am a huge fan of liberty and Ron Paul will win , but I am kind of getting tired of this Kony thing right about now. I was wondering how come this one man gets all this attention on facebook and twitter smh I know everyone has seen the YouTube video. I looked on YouTube and he has over 38million views has anyone thought of that because I have. What am I trying to say is that all the moneybombs we have had and all the money that we the people have donated we should of have thought about something like the Kony piece. If we can just get a whole 30 minute piece like that man oh man I tell you we would have the establishment gone in a snap of a finger. We can do this guys I know that can be use as an TAKEOVER and we can take back our country ! But it is insane how this one guy can get all this attention and Ron Paul gets any I just do not get it we need make an effort like that I know we can do it I know we the people and the Ron Paul campaign has resources to make this happen! Oh yea I have one more thing to say before I end these thoughts on my about this whole thing I have a child myself a little girl I love her to death! My heart goes out to all the thousands of kids and families that have died and that our still missing really it does but I do not want to think that this whole Kony thing is just a subliminal message and an act of war just to go into Africa my heart says no how sad not but my mind says I do not know I just hope not :(. Please comment and let me know what you think and one last thin we can WIN this !

agree . . .

HEAVY SARCASM ALERT!!!

Oh, good, let's go in DROVES into Africa and establish bases--

and see how many MORE children can die!!!

*shaking my head*

Africa has suffered enough from its own mistakes compounded by interference (mostly covert) from the CIA and the UN.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Front Page this (if it hasn't already)

This needs to be nipped in the bud ASAP. I'm seeing tons of "do something" posts out there and that's how expensive wars get started.

Thanks for the specific links.

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I could smell the stench

of this thing just by the way it was being shoved at me for the past couple of days... I don't even want to look at it. I took a glance at the intro for about 1 minute and it has that Zeitgeist/Venus Project aura to it so I added a quick couple of comments and just closed my browser. My soul rejects that as fast as my stomach rejects raw eggs.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odcGSi286a4&feature=plcp&cont...

thanks for this post

this is what I was looking for in my OP http://www.dailypaul.com/218924/kony-2012

this is a good time for

this is a good time for someone to put together a video similair to the Kony one but only dealing with the U.S. and iraq or afganistan or just muslims in general, about the thousands of children weve killed. Its perfect timing cause this stuffs all over facebook right now

That's a good idea, if you

That's a good idea, if you have footage, i can make the video

this is just another side distraction..

..the real war criminals sit in washington while spending hard earned american money to kill brown people!

time to inform the masses:

These flyers are all free to print:
http://www.mediafire.com/?s4snpbpsts5b3 <- all versions that are available.
- Including flyers geared towards 50+ generation.(If you know a place or neighbourhood with retirees where they might have an impact)

http://www.dailypaul.com/218640/ron-paul-promotional-flyer-f...
please share links.

Everyone can print them and distribute them everywhere to inform the masses. Mailboxes, windshields, public spaces, voting places, delegate meetings...
+ dont forget to register as a delegate in your state.
http://www.ronpaul2012.com/delegate/

this whole Kony thing is so BS...

check this out. he says he's fighting for freedom:

http://bossip.com/553776/somebody-is-lying-joseph-kony-says-...

The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

- Calvin Coolidge

blast

the video's been removed

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odcGSi286a4&feature=plcp&cont...

ahhh shyte!

it was a good video.. and actual interview with Kony.

let me just say... he sounded very VERY familiar.

examples: everything they are saying about me is propaganda, what we want is a president who is elected - and not a dictator, etc.

it was very enlightening.

The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

- Calvin Coolidge

Grief

Too bad man... I spent about 30 minutes searching the title on the web and for a similar interview and found nothing. If you ever come across it I hope you post it as a separate thread so I can find it.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odcGSi286a4&feature=plcp&cont...

I posted about it here:

http://www.dailypaul.com/219717/hear-it-from-the-horses-mout...

An exclusive interview with Kony.

YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCSXxcLbkVo

The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

- Calvin Coolidge

I hope that many dailypaul

I hope that many dailypaul users do not fall for this bleed-heart scam. You guys are better than that. Simply allowing a emotional video to get you to believe in their cause is the worse that you can do.

First you must question the goal of this organization. The posters and signs they have are colored red and blue with the republican and democrat logos on them. Then it says KONY 2012.

Why would a humanitarian organization use the exact same color scheme and logos of the current USA presidential elections?

Ron Paul 2012
Obama 2012
Romney 2012
Kony 2012

The timing and release of this campaign is suspect. They have prepared everything so professionally to be released during this point in the election year. I've heard some people ask if Kony is running for president because of KONY 2012 signs.

But the most crazy thing about this organization is that they spend millions of dollars making videos to promote awareness. Not aid, assistance or direct donations to the Ugandan people that are affected, but to promote "awareness." That right there is complete bullshit.

+a billion

Showing this article just helped me change a few minds. Thank you very much for putting this information together!

A signature used to be here!

thank you

please share - here is a shortlink http://is.gd/konytruth

On KONY 2012

Please inspire a REPRISAL of Joseph Kony and not a WAR so Iraq doesn't happen in Uganda, but the people of America can still bring justice.

See Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the United States Constitution

Cyril's picture

Thank you for the homework effort, but

They'd just have the pill be swallowed by the confused, numb, or asleep people taking war for reprisal. This time or another.

They don't even care about dictionaries anymore. Even less for your Constitution.

To denounce this betrayal of our compassion is our harder but wiser path for the long term, in my opinion.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

The KONY video starts

The KONY video starts with:

"Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come."

Ron Paul 2012, not KONY 2012.

Actually

It's a quote from Victor Hugo.

Cyril's picture

+1 Correct, however...

(I am French, btw; Victor Hugo is one of our classics studied in Junior High and/or Highschool, obviously; sadly some teachers follow very special agendas when presenting facets of Hugo's Romantism to kids ... but that's another issue. I, for one, wasn't fooled. If only because I loved Victor Hugo for who he was : "just" a great Romantic novelist. Oh well anyway.)

So, for my dear Daily Paul fellow readers' information :

This quote from Victor Hugo is in fact only one out of several French-to-English possible translations of the same remark he made in a specific context and he wrote, in French, as :

"On résiste à l'invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l'invasion des idées."

This is the actual, original quote.

A literal translation of which (of my own), could be :

"You can resist to the invasion of armies; you cannot resist to the invasion of ideas."

(not very literally, but close)

As for the context :

This sentence appears in his novel "Histoire d'un Crime" (History of a Crime) he wrote in 1852, and published in 1877.

It is a novel about Napoleon III's takeover of France.

One can read it here :

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10381

Victor Hugo was a French Romantic novelist.

Finally, we French, yes, sometimes use our equivalent of your alternate English speakers' version "Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come" of his original quote, that we then read as :

"Rien n'est plus puissant qu'une idée dont le temps(time) [or 'heure'(hour)] est venu[e]."

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Indeed, why go after only Kony?

Why not finger Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron, Bush and all the other mass murderers? I agree that this is propaganda to justify the re-colonisation of Africa that began with Libya.

The target as the OP says is the Chinese who have been building access to resources in Africa for many years. The whole point of the PNAC was to prevent the rise of China as a dominant world power to rival and even overtake the US.

Does this mean that the father who made the video is in on the deception? I do not believe that. This has always been the modus operandi of the colonisers. Here is a very insightful article on this topic by Tony Cartalucci at Land Destroyer:

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/02/empires-double-edg...

He takes it back to the British Empire and shows how the civil society, today's NGOs, was used to create a system of administrators who worked to colonise a country while always having the military option on the table if the country's rulers objected.

This is the role of the World Bank and the IMF today and all the aid agencies under the US, the UK and the UN. Much good work was done and is being done by well intentioned people but the real agenda was and is always to secure control through the central banking network. This is now almost complete with just a few independent countries left. Libya was the gateway to Africa which is why it was destroyed and a globalist central bank set up.

PS I do not think this video is 10 years old. There were visual clues to Obama and Romney and other current items. The Facebook phenomenon is only about eight years old and did not have as many users to begin with as is mentioned in the video. Also the original was 55 minutes in length and this new one is 29 minutes long. It is probably an update issued to coincide with the re-colonistaion of Uganda using the R2P narrative.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)