Kony 2012 and Invisible Children viral propaganda

Rising Continent

Until lions have their own historians, the story of the hunt will only glorify the hunter.
African proverb

After 9/11, it is often said that when George Bush decided to go after Al-Qaeda, he turned to Hollywood for help.

Apparently, his political strategists wanted to instil in the Americans’ minds a certain level of fear which would later on allow his government to take some unpopular decisions which would’ve otherwise found impossible to gain public support.

Against a similar [real or fictional] background of terrorism around Joseph Kony, it shouldn’t surprise no one that visual tools and information technology are being used by Invisible Children, an American charity working along the lines of US foreign policy, to justify the latter and help it achieve its geostrategic objectives in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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