Saturday, September 8, 2018

Close one

This was a close call. I almost choked when I saw this and similar buttons being sold by Amazon, since I assumed they were *pro* Joseph Kony. The man in question is probably the worst war criminal in Africa. Kony, the commander of the so-called Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda, is also a cult leader of sorts. He would make Jim Jones look like a fairly nice guy!

Fortunately, it turned out that "Kony 2012" was a campaign directed against said Kony, sponsored by a group called Invisible Children. That's fairly obvious on this button, where Kony is compared to Bin Laden and Hitler.

Good, because I almost contemplated filing a complaint with the retailer...

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