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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.  It is, of course, a very complic…