hen ever there is a viral video, expect a meme. And so it goes with Kony2012. Just when we thought the wave had crested, a new cycle of parodies begins. All praises to the folks at Africa Is A Country (AIAC) for researching and finding four of the best of them. The hip-hop video above is my favorite: “We desperately need a new dark skin Disney villain/So we can justify defense budgets of trillions.” But it’s not the funniest. For that, check out the first one on the AIAC list.
If you want serious discussion of Kony2012, check out:
- this overview of the Ugandan conflict by Pamabazuka News.
- this other AIAC article, which contains a letter from Swedish anthropologist and Uganda researcher Sverker Finnström.
- this Al Jazeera Q&A with Firoze Manji, the editor of Pambazuka News, a pan-African online news magazine.
- this response from Kony2012 filmmaker Jason Russell.