“Be aware of the media?”

This Kony 2012 movement has been lighting up the viral networks getting mass amount of attention, it is good to see that people care about the atrocities going on in Uganda due to the  Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency since 1987.

We don’t really know the real purpose of the campaign and the agenda behind it, as there is so many different speculations going around. I would hope it’s for the ultimate good cause of saving those poor children from desperation butpolitics is like looking into a clear lake, you never the depth until you have dived in. In other words we would never know what is really the agenda until everything has gone down and the dust has blown away. http://voicesofbath.wordpress.com/ @poppetpup

Why 25 years later we now realize it’s a problem in this country?  

Why does any ‘good mission’ need so much attention from the media to get off the ground? It almost makes you think that politics is all  that matters when it comes to these ‘humanitarian quest’ and ‘power moves’? People are starving and living in real life hell all over the world, and because a man and his team focus the media attention on this specific situation then action is taken. I guess if you want action to be taken on an issue, you have to use the media or it’s ‘out of sight, out of mind’.


I’m skeptical about this campaign as when it comes to the media we only see the ‘tip of the iceberg’.

Then with his ‘arrest stunt’, I’ll point out another problem we have with these media personalities.

Jason Russell had a ‘bad day’, he ended up arrested and treated in a mental hospital. Before this he was a hero and now as a result everything he did is now deemed a publicity stunt for personal gain. “He broke the heart of Americans?”

My point I want to get across is that anyone getting so much mass attention is always held to high imaginable standards as if only saints can be on TV. The misconception of  holding these media personalities in the light of role models is a problem we need to recognize.

We have no idea what Jason Russell is going through, for instance Selena Gomez gets death threats for being associated romantically with Justin Beiber so I could only imagine  what Jason might be up against, it’s definitely more than some ‘star- strucked’  teenage girls.

“Celebrities are human too”

This mentality can be obviously seen when it comes to celebrities. Give Tiger a break, why were are we holding him to such high standards? He got rich playing golf not being a pastor or life mentor for you and your children. I’m not justifying his infidelities but just trying to rationalize it. ‘Everyday guys’ cheat so why is it magnified when it is a celebrity, aren’t they human too? He seemed to be sick, others indulge in drugs, gamble and adopt ethnic babies and pose with them like they are poodles on show. *jokes*

He just had a sex problem. Or maybe he had so much sex for the simple fact he could, he had the money and means to do so, so he did.

6 thoughts on ““Be aware of the media?”

  1. Just because some celebrities jumped on the bandwagon, now everybody and their mama is a budding activist. Ah well, for as long as there are sheep there will be shepherds, right? At least the campaign was done with good intentions, but it came off the wrong way. It’s like “Ah, so it was never good down there in Africa, if only I knew earlier”, but that’s where it ends, sadly…

    1. It’s deeper than we may think. Just remember “where ever the cowboys go they set up shop.” My roommate is from Zimbabwe, he simply replied he doesn’t trust “the cowboys”.
      He actually had to walk out a class one time because a professor from Ghana was mentioning how child soldiers were in Zimbabwe, my roommate responded; “There is no child soldiers in my country why are you saying that and you know this!”(ill take his word for it, but how do i know) .The instructor replied he’s just stating from a text book and it was his job.
      *dont associate this with the uganda issue*

      I just want to show you how politics plays a role in everything, even if it challenges our integrity we still conform someway or the other. There is always some hidden incentive.

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