Invisible Children, Scam?

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Invisible Children, scam?
The Invisible Children, is it a scam? Or is it? First of all if you don’t know what Invisible Children is, it’s a non-profit organization founded by Jason Russel in 2004 to bring awareness to the activities of the Lord's Resistance Army in Central Africa, and its leader, Joseph Kony. Invisible Children seeks to put an end to what the LRA are doing which include abductions and abuse of children, and forcing them to serve as child soldiers. Invisible Children wants the USA to take military action for the arrest of Kony and his men. Invisible Children is also a charity and sells merchandise to raise awareness for their cause. But I’m not here to talk about how good of an organisation Invisible Children is, but tell you that there’s more to this than it seems. Firstly, Kony might not even be alive, he was seen in 2006 trying to make a peace bargain, and after that he was last seen starving to death in Congo, if Kony is alive, he’s in Congo. So why would Invisible Children support the Ugandan military? Plus Kony and the LRA haven’t even been active in years and they’re only around 250 strong at this point. Secondly, statistics have shown that only 32% of the donations Invisible Children receives go towards the help of the African children. The only thing Invisible Children Organisation has done is create an emotionally and manipulative video to get people to donate and buy their merchandise. So are we saying that buying a bracelet from the Invisible Children Organisation is going to stop Kony in any way? I don’t think so! Especially when it’s from an organization that can’t tell you what they are going to do with your money. Yes, some of your money may go towards helping an African child. For example, let’s say you donate $20, only $6.40 actually goes towards helping him/her. What happened to the rest of it? Thirdly, Invisible Children isn’t just supporting any military. They are supporting one of the most terrible and corrupted militaries...
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