Thursday, March 15, 2012

Watching "Kony 2012" in Uganda

The news today is a cornucopia of accidental ironies. Here people in the Lira district north of Kampala, Uganda gather to watch the US-made film, “Kony 2012”, used to fire up support for US military intervention into Uganda to save them from Joseph Kony, the murderous militia guy. The photo caption says the showing is to “raise awareness about Joseph Kony”. How is it that a scourge requiring US military occupation to stamp out is all news to the Ugandans? Or is this another photo worth a thousand lies! (Honest to gosh, you can't make this stuff up!) (Photo by James Akena)

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