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Do not assume that I'm trying to rebel against Kony 2012 because I think it's cool. I am not going against a popular cause for the sake of going against a popular cause. I am going against this cause because it is a flawed one. An exceptionally flawed one. There is a far better solution to the problem of children soldiers in Africa and the consequences of the situation than simply stopping Kony.

It's great that they (Invisible Children Foundation) have raised awareness about Kony, but the way they did it, in all honesty, is disgusting. They hardly gave any facts. They mostly used pure emotions. Even the "facts" they presented were vague and gave no real background information. They used pure pathos with little to none ethos or logos. People have jumped on a bandwagon they know nothing about. I have known about and kept up with the Invisible Children foundation and children soldiers in Africa since the 5th grade. Yes, the 5th grade (which is five years ago, FYI). I know my facts. The foundation is not that trustworthy and their strategy is to simplify a complicated issue. To drop U.S soldiers in Africa is not a quick solution to the problem. To give an example which is quite similar (yet of course have some differences), you see what happened when we tried that with Iraq and Afghanistan? We dropped soldiers over there to stop terrorism and help those countries become democracies. Now we have two areas that aren't too fond of us and right back to where they started from. Contrary to what was presented in the video, simply killing or capturing Kony will not end the problem. He may have started it and brought it to the forefront, but his death will not end it. Just like killing Osama Bin Laden did not end terrorism or Al Qaeda. Killing or capturing Kony may weaken the LRA, I'll give you that. However, just like any other organization like the LRA, there's always…...

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