There is another wave of feel-good, decontextualized, white-man liberalism that is sweeping the Internet. A wave of “rescue-children-by-military-means” and “a-child-killed-by-a-bad-man-is-a-victim-while-one-killed-with-good-intentions-is-an-accident.”
Pay attention to context, consistency, and details.
Rather than repeat what has already been eloquently written about the Kony craze and Uganda, I want to higlight several excellent articles and draw your attention to them.
- Kony 2012, Save Darfur, and the US’ place in the world by vistaar
- Kony 2012 and More perspective on Kony 2012 by Ugandan journalist Rosebell’s Blog
- The Invisible Exploitation of Africa by the Frustrated Arab
- Kony 2012 – The future of 21st century activism and remants of problematic priviledge by Black Youth Project
Justice does not arise if problems are decontextualized.
Justice does not arise through piece-meal ahistoric policies.
Justice does not arise through foreign agendas and so-called “humanitarian military intervention.”
Justice arises through solidarity. Not charity.