a pretty big one and one that I feel like a moron for having to learn, but, I learned it. It was such a juvenile lesson to learn too. One that I even feel that I've learned before. I learned to research a cause before jumping on a bandwagon. Oh, I jumped. I jumped, landed and took off running thinking that this KONY2012 was a legit non-profit helping the children of Africa. Instead, I learned exactly what Tom wrote below... they are a business.
I do appreciate the awareness they brought about the war in Africa. I appreciate how they got the world to listen and to WANT to take action. What I don't appreciate is that they also TOOK our money that they plan to really do no action with. I feel like I stuffed that man's pockets full of money. That is disheartening. I feel taken advantage of and I apologize to those that saw the video and also gave them money. They pulled our heartstrings and made us feel like we could make a difference. Good job in that, IC. You're terrific film makers and money takers.
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