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Kony 2012, My Children, and Post-Colonial Sentimentality

Okay, I’ll admit it. I am happily participating in post-colonial sentimentality and white man as savior fantasies in order to support what I believe is the political awakening of my children. I get that it’s wrong, but I am also fairly certain it is far more complicated than that. I am talking, of course, of the Kony 2012 Campaign.

If you haven’t seen it, click on it. But you probably have seen it. The video got 56 Million views after just four days on Youtube. ┬áIt is, of course, a very complic…