Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Xiaxue Vs. Kony & Invisible Children

Like the Perry Mason character, Blogger Wendy Cheng familiarizes herself with any given case, and then lays out the argument. And kicks ass.

In reading through Wendy's reaction to the "Find Kony" campaign, I saw something that struck a nerve. It pissed Wendy off big time. It makes me angry when I see it too, just like yesterday with the twitter craze #RIPAmina, where suddenly an unsubstantiated story from a sketchy source appears out of "nowhere" and rallies "nutzies" in a tweet rage that has, to use Wendy's words, "little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel satisfaction" that they bitched about it on social media. "There," they say, "I did my part." But nothing really was done to change what happened (if it happened at all).

Wendy's outspokenness comes to ahead where she blogs on poverty and starvation in Africa ::: "Africa needs to help itself. Sometimes I think... Why give them vaccines when they are giving birth to 10 babies per household despite having no food? I cannot believe I just typed that. I'm going to hell. But I'm just saying, sometimes we create more problems by trying to help. Maybe Nature is solving her own problems, and we are standing in her way."

Wendy covers a lot of ground in her lengthy post, including bile bears and eating red meat. She concludes by quoting Dumbledore, "Frankly, I can think of a whole host of other things I could be doing."


Al Jazeera English reports "Ugandans, who suffered at hands of Lord's
Resistance Army, react in anger at Kony video causing Internet waves."

"Crisis in the Congo"

"Kony 2012"
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