rearadmiral wrote:Sorry, bud, to drag you in. I should have given it a second thought.
I guess I'm just trying to make the point that the video will make people aware...but no real change will happen. Like USA for Africa, the Sudan, Rwanda, etc.
No need to apologize.
The purpose of the video is to make people aware. People who are aware and want to get active will get active. Everyone who watched the video? No chance. But to force the hand of politicians to do something, the politicians have to believe their jobs are in jeopardy or they may get bad press for inaction. And that relates to Pols in any "free" country, not just America.
If you view the video from a non-personal standpoint, which is hard for me to do personally, it's purpose is to enact change. And the younger generation is far more active in trying to make a better world than mine was at that age. Because the directors or whatever they're called chose this particular issue to pick up, doesn't mean that the message stops with Kony...or that it's supposed to stop there. A majority of the worlds population lives in their own little bubbles only focusing on what's in front of them and what's important to just them. Some call it individuality, some call it isolationism. But that's not for me to decide.
BTW, I have a few buddies who did tours in Iraq who are slightly crazy, and apparently the Ugandan soldiers (by their account, not mine) did a lot of the guard duty at the gates because they weren't under the same "restrictions" as the U.S. military is. Meaning they shot first and asked questions later if there was even an inkling of a threat. So there is a relationship between US military forces and ugandan military forces, if what I've been told is true.
Whores til proven otherwise. And they so rarely do.