The activity of my Twitter feed (see here, here, here) says that Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 video campaign has been a total success. Although perhaps a paradoxical success, as most of the comments are extremely critical – in my opinion, rightly so.
Nonetheless, this critical reading may not be as widespread as the campaign itself (although if you are reading this, chances are that you are aware of these criticisms), so for this reason I am putting a link to visiblechildren.tumblr.com where you can read about these debates in detail.
And also post these Kony memes which are as funny as symbolic of the dangers of over-simplyfying complex political situations into the good-bad, feel-good narrative which IC embraces. Seguir leyendo