Travelling yourself and seeing the world is very important. The internet is a fast way to connect with people and spread your stories but you have to think by yourself. Are all these stories real.
Are all these stories genuine? Do all these stories also have a purpose, those it solve anything or is it just extra oil on a pile of fire?
For me it was important to get out there, yes also to the more dangerous locations. I can’t reveal for which newspaper I worked for but I can reveal everything was taking excellent care of. I had my pocketmoney, received an excellent international health insurance, often a car and even a local guide.
I have to admit that when time passed on the areas seemed to get more extreme and less news was breaking out about the situations. News spread fast via the new internet mediums like Twitter but because the larger news channels wouldn’t cover it gave the people a weird and awkward feeling. Is it real, is it not that important, why are our trusted news channels not reporting this, have or are we being lied to? And that last question is the most horrifying one. Are we being lied to.
Well as someone from the industry I can tell you, it is being orchestrated.
Since 2004 there are picture going around that a poor boy is being punished by a religious law for stealing bread. The photos to an outsider look horrible, and you will all know which pictures I am talking about. If not please Google: boy punished arm stealing.
But the fact is. It has nothing to do with these stealing bread and punishment stories. As Profiles in Terror it builds sensation and a faster way to spread the word about the bad things happening to humans globally. But it has to be right and it has to be a fact. I travel around immensely and have seen large parts of the world already, I see what is going on upclose but also what is false. Like this story.
My message with this is, don’t believe because you know things are up and you fuelled with hatred against certain things or situations but take a moment, research a bit and make a fair connection in your own mind in stead of the writers mind.
This is an internet hoax. The little boy is part of a magician crew who do these things to get some extra money. As been travelling a lot around I have seen this many times. For me interesting to explore why one of these things receive a lot of heat but similar images of footage doesn’t.
I will tell more about how I started travelling and how I manage it in the upcoming blog.
It was an overnight sensation, but what was Kony 2012?
On March 5, 2012 a short film produced by Invisible Children, Inc. was released. This short film was Kony 2012. The film’s message was the charity’s “Stop Kony” movement to make African cult and militia leader, indicted war criminal and the International Criminal Court fugitive Joseph Kony globally known in order to have him arrested by the end of 2012, when the campaign expired. The film went viral and was a huge online success.
As of January 1, 2015, the film has received over 100 million views and nearly 1.4 million “likes” on the video-sharing website YouTube. The campaign succeeded in her way to get a resolution by the United States Senate and contributed to the decision to send troops by the African Union. The film also called for an April 20 world wide canvassing campaign, called “Cover the Night”.
However, in the wake of controversy regarding the project’s legitimacy, as well as publicized accounts of the film’s director Jason Russell’s psychological instability, interest in the movement largely waned.
So that was the film and the reaction and a bit about the filmmaker. In a later post I will go further into these three subjects.