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Article posted Mar 14 2012, 11:54 PM Category: Geopolitics Source: Prison Planet Print

Ugandans React Angrily To Kony 2012 Propaganda Film

Paul Joseph Watson

The viral Kony 2012 propaganda film has stoked anger amongst those it was ostensibly designed to help – Ugandan citizens – who see through the movie as a transparent ploy to legitimize a US military invasion of Africa.

During a screening of the documentary in northern Uganda, the area that was worst affected by Joseph Kony’s LRA, crowds reacted with confusion, anger and eventually violence, throwing rocks at the screen in protest against the underhanded motive behind the film.



“There are some kinds of people, some kind of NGO who are trying to mobilize funds using the atrocities committed in northern Uganda,” said one Ugandan.

Another expressed the opinion that Kony 2012 was a bunch of white Americans exploiting the suffering of black people on a different continent for their own ends.

As the rocks begin to be pelted at the screen, the Al Jazeera reporter notes that the film “clearly doesn’t resonate with many of the people it claims it’s meant to help.”

Ugandans also expressed disgust at the notion that the face of Kony was being used to adorn t-shirts, a display that they feel belittles their suffering. Of course, the fact that the Invisible Children organization behind the Kony 2012 film is a business empire posing as a charity that spends the majority of its expenses on lining the pockets of its owners explains why the merchandise is just as important as the message.

Americans of Ugandan origin have took to You Tube to express their suspicion and confusion about why a shadowy western organization is whipping up support around using US military forces to hunt down a man who has not even been in Uganda for six years, no longer holds any influence in the region, and is even presumed dead by some observers.

There has also been a massive backlash against the fact that the Invisible Children organization openly supports the 30-year dictator of Uganda Yoweri Museveni, a man who resorted to election fraud last year to hold on to power and has been implicated in murders and acts of genocide against his own people.

“If Invisible Children was in fact a serious organization that has not been co-opted by the Museveni regime and the U.S. foreign policy agenda, the organization would inform the world that General Museveni, who has now stolen three elections in a row in Uganda is the first person who deserves to be arrested,” writes Black Star News.

Ugandan journalist Rosebell Kagumire, who worked directly with victims of the civil war in Uganda, has also questioned the motives behind the film, pointing out that Uganda is now a relatively stable country and that Kony has not even been present there for six years. Kagumire rejects the idea that outside forces should use Kony’s past atrocities as an excuse to interfere in Uganda.

Ugandan-American journalist Phillip Martin also labeled the idea of “making Kony famous,” a key facet of the rhetoric behind the Kony 2012 campaign, as “one of the most disrespectful things” the film makers could have done.

Another backlash video going viral uses the medium of rap to stress the point that Joseph Kony is merely the latest dark-skinned bogeyman being waved in front of a global audience to legitimize western hegemonic interests as part of the contest with China to swallow up Africa’s natural resources.

Commentators have compared the whole episode to the 1997 political comedy movie Wag the Dog, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro, the plot of which revolves around the need to start a fake war to distract from genuine events.

An Al-Jazeera tool that tracks reaction to the film from people in Uganda shows that the majority are against the Kony 2012 campaign.

The role of Kony 2012 in greasing the skids for a US military invasion of Africa to further the agenda of Africom is already bearing fruit, with a resolution introduced in Congress yesterday that seeks to expand the “number of regional forces in Africa to protect civilians.”
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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.





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