Dear Invisible Children Hater,
You’re not doing the math correctly.
There are people who are “suddenly” against African conflicts because it was “suddenly” brought to their attention. If you expect anyone to care about things they don’t even know exist, then you could really benefit from a touch or two of reality. Maybe if you got your facts straight before opening your ignorant mouth, you would know that spreading the awareness that was severely lacked a few days ago is the entire point of the movement, making your argument completely invalid. Don’t be bitter because it’s actually working to the extent that it is. Instead of putting people down for believing in something inspiring, your faith in humanity should be restored. There is someone out there who knows how to connect with modern America, and is actually using that power for good. Very, very, very good.
Now if you’re the one who believes this is not America’s battle, and that we should not be worrying this way about others, then tell me what kind of selfish reputation you would like the country you represent to stand for. If nobody else is going to take the responsibility of saving some helpless lives, then we should definitely sit back, watch, and say, “well that just sucks.” Right? I don’t know about you, but that would make me PRETTY proud to be an American.
The way that Invisible Children presented the issue enlightened some of us with the severity of all issues of its kind. So yes. Those of us are jumping on the “activist bandwagon.” We may be late bloomers, but I would like to think it’s better late than never.
You can join us, Hater, or you can continue to hog all the freedom you are clearly yet to understand how fortunate you are to have.