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It feels too slick. Trying to be too "cool". I'm in agreement with the cause of bringing this asshole down but it's just too much. Order an "action kit", wear are trendy bracelet, hang up a shitty version of a Shepard Fairey poster. It's riding on the back of Occupy... that faded off and left "activists" wondering 'now what do I talk about?' (but not actually follow through in any way).
I dont understand why people are hating on this video dude... yes I mean maybe they are making some money out of it... but I mean if they are dedicating all this time and effort to make this happen they still need to eat and feed their kids... and yes I know this is only one bad thing that happens in the world but this video can show us the power of fucking facebook and the internet and social network. They are not really asking to donate money but to spread awareness of this issue, and hopefully it will be solve and encourage others to use the internet to solve other fucked up issues we have. We are all creatives, and I know thhis is just a magnificent video that gave me goose bumps and made me share it with my friends and family. I would give a couple of dollars to the dude that made it not just because its a great video but because its a good cause. The End
How can people be negative about this. This is the sad state of this world. People complaining about a SUCCESFUL campaign AGAINST a fucking piece of shit SOB.
People who bitch about these initiatives should be slapped around.
Bring action to the masses.
I think everyone in this thread has agreed to the cause. But this is (or was... or should be) a design forum and in part to everyones comment that you thought to be "negative", there were parts to the piece that came across forced and dumbed down and manipulative. Granted thats probably on a checklist requirement for marketing and advertising, but it rubbed people the wrong way. Myself included.
I learned years ago that most NGOs are bullshit,
• why Uganda and not Congo?
• Why kony and not bush, blair, etc the list is long,
and why should you care for a cause you knew nothing about (I assume) and is in reality alot more tamer that other orrendous act happening right now in the world,
or nearer to your parts, these crimes go as near as 1980's, why no outrage?
As I've said before,
if we need to be honest toward those crimes,
we have to bring ALL the war criminals to court,
not only dictators from banana republics,
everyone, then maybe after that we can pretend to be activist,
till then, the cynic me is Meh
I do understand, but this makes people act for a good cause. If one thing, it will bring to light on the fact that relying on "old media" is not as effective as social media when trying to speak to the masses.
Might even give more people the idea that they can also create events that talk about the issues on lets say, Congo for example.
I don't get why the success of causes like this is detrimental to other causes.
I am not pretending to be an activist because I give to a cause that I care about. The creators were smart (and fortunate) enough to build a brilliant campaign explaining the issue to the mass.
Its got nothing to do about being AGAINST other issues. Just being FOR a well explained cause, even if simplfied.
Isn't that what designers do though? Communicate messages in a creative and easy to understand manner?
i want that missile shooting app.
So if the campaign totally fucks up and results in more deaths of children - US intervention, increased action from Ugandan government - are supporters of #stopkony culpable?
I mean, you guys (whoever supports this charity) get what's going on here right? You are rallying for military action.
As soon as they started lobbying US gov. officials to send military support I became very suspicious. They seem to have conveniently skipped over the UN, which is the legitimate <em>international</em> organization for these situations and who are already involved in fighting against children being used as soldiers in Africa and all over the world. Also the celebritization of it, Clooney and links to send messages to Ben Affleck and JZ etc is threatening to make this campaign another fluffy trend.
The cause, as everyone agrees in principle and rhetoric, is exceedingly important and relevant. But personally it REEKS of opportunistic, corporate style marketing.
- Do I get points for sharing Invisible Children before this video was famous?uuuuuu
- here's a point. actually take 2. nice work.capn_ron
- May be wrong but I don't think they mention the United Nations once in the entire video.uuuuuu
- woo points! 1st world perksuuuuuu
It took 10 years to find Osama Bin Laden, are they really going to find this guy by the end of 2012?