“To every one posting the Kony 2012 video, please before you do post please investigate what the organisation who by posting there video you are supporting represents. Although they have an emotive message, it would probably know what they actually stand for apart from stopping children abduction (which I think we can all agree on sucks).
Firstly they support and lobbies, with the money that people have donated, for a direct military intervention in Africa, this would entail a military taking control of a country to “fix” its problems just as we have in the Middle East. Which I don’t think any one actually concerned with human right would support.
Secondly they are driving attention away from the worst perpetrators in Rwanda and Uganda which is the Museveni regime who are responsible for more deaths then Kony, they also invaded the Democratic Republic of Congo in the second Congo war a war which killed an estimated 5.4 million people. And Invisible children (the charity that made the Kony 2012 video) are giving funds to the Uganda military, which is controlled by Yoweri Museveni.
In short Kony is a bad dude and in a perfect world he and all the other war criminals and Human right abusers would be locked up and would never see the light of day. But we don’t live in a perfect world and I personally do not think that Invisible Children is an organisation that has its priorities right. I urge you though if nothing else to research the issue before deciding to support or not support IC.
(side not there are also accusations that Kony is already dead http://ilto.wordpress.com/2006/11/02/the-visible-problem-with-invisible-children/)