The Problem with Kony 2012

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


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This is the kind of context that is sorely missing from the video and the broader campaign. For all their good intentions, the activists behind Kony 2012 don’t seem to grasp the complexity of African culture and politics. Yet that context is critical because arresting Kony, however worthwhile in itself, will not solve the most significant problems that African children face, which still stem from poverty and disease. (A debilitating illness called “nodding disease,” which causes epilepsy-like symptoms and blindness, is particularly devastating among Northern Ugandan children.)

Kony himself is as much a symptom as a cause of the country’s problems. The Lord’s Resistance Army is just of one of many rebel and guerrilla armies that have flourished in that part of the world, brought into being by the absence of functioning governmental and social institutions and the lack of economic opportunity. Indeed, the LRA itself has long been caught up in larger regional forces, acting as a pawn in an ongoing proxy war between Sudan and Uganda. For years, Sudan sponsored Kony and the LRA as a way to destabilize the Ugandan government. Uganda replied in kind by supporting John Garang and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, another ragtag guerrilla outfit with a history of children in its ranks and attacks on civilians. In fact, yet another reason why Kony has been able to dodge capture for so long is that Sudan has repeatedly offered him refuge in the southern part of the country. If the activists behind the Kony 2012 campaign understand these complexities, there is no sign of it in their video.

That ignorance is troubling because, as writer Joshua Keating observes, it could have real consequences for Ugandans. One of the aims of the Kony 2012 campaign is to increase U.S. support for the Ugandan government of President Yoweri Museveni and his military as they hunt down Kony. With that aim in mind, the Obama administration recently sent 100 U.S. “military advisors” to assist the Ugandan military. The video celebrates that decision as a vindication of its human-rights campaign. What it neglects to mention is that, with Kony expelled, the Ugandan military is now the most grievous violator of human rights inside the country. As human rights watchdogs have documented, the Ugandan army’s brutality actually rivals that of the LRA. In the past, Ugandan army soldiers have beaten, raped, and killed the very civilians they are supposed to protect from Kony and his thugs. And because the military refuses to prosecute or even discipline its rogue soldiers, the army, unlike Kony, really does operate with impunity. Except that now it also operates with the assistance of U.S. military personnel.

It’s easy and proper to be moved by the plight of suffering children, and the Kony 2012 deserves credit for turning Kony’s crimes into a high-profile issue. But the singular focus on a much-weakened warlord papers over the far bigger problems facing African children and pushes the U.S. into a military alliance that it may well have cause to regret. No doubt these activists imagine themselves to be engaging in a new form of web-driven social activism. They’re probably correct. Whether that activism truly helps Africans is another question entirely.

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  • UCSPanther

    The Kony 2012 campaign reeks of the same pretentious BS that I smell with other so-called "Africa Benefit Concerts" and other similar campaigns.

    • Anamah

      I smell something fishy in this Kony 2012 and its activist marketing… I smell Soros and Obama behind this tale.. the film and 100 American soldiers sent to Uganda without Congress knowledge and all this global operative with a bunch of professional publicists making noises and what ever is needed to bring attention. I am suspicious because it seems both are cooking this, a stew stuff, and as we know they never do work for free… Maybe a project building narcissistic propaganda for the 2012 election; or Marxist or anti Israeli or the some kind of multi-billion business on oil, diamonds, gold, who knows? Could be an operative to show "the frozen Kony body to thanks our beloved leader…" THE WORLD HERO: OMAMA THE GREAT JUST SAVED THE CHILDREN AND KILLED (AGAIN) THE #1 ENEMY, THE KONY MONSTER".

  • henry meier

    Everyone may I have your attention:
    I have called the San Diego police department, they relocated me to the internet fraud department
    call the internet fraud dept @ 18002517581
    I am going to try to conduct a citizen's arrest of the organization. The massive number of people wanting their "donations" back will do the same

    the organization is centered at
    Invisible Children Inc.
    1620 5th Ave, Suite 400
    San Diego, CA 92101

    we can stop neo-imperialism people

    thank you

    • mrbean

      You say there are scams onthe internet. Oh dear, I am so shocked.

  • Amused

    Anyone remember Idi Amin ? Yup another Ugandan monster , totalitarian ruler of Uganda , murderer ,terrorist ,cruel dictator .And who can forget the Israeli raid on Entebbe ? Uganda has a violent history , no doubt .However I disagree with both the makers of the video and the author f this article . Koni is a monster , NOT " a symptom of anything other than a vicious and evil mind . And NO it doesn't matter in the least where Koni is operating at present , or whether he's been out of Uganda since 2005 .
    Don't know where the authors going or why ….possibly just a sneaky way of playing into partisan spin …again . Gee does that happen here ??
    There is no "alliance ' the US is entering into , its simply a matter of assisting MORE THAN ONE African nation , remove a scourge to humanity , that is Joseph Koni and The Lords Resistance Army .

    • mrbean

      He had a unique quisine, he enjoyed rump roast of "long pig" quite often. In addition, anyone who crossed him he had particpate in arranged gladiator matches with each other. Choice of weapons were either a sledge hammer or large machete. ne who survived got to fight another day. Lovely subhuman being, all 350 pounds of him.

      • Questions

        He's a murderous savage, a classic black "Big Daddy" warlord/dictator. I remember seeing a movie in 2005 starring Nicolas Cage, "Lord of War," that revealed these Afro-thugs for what they really are.

        • Questions

          Oh, yes. The following year I saw "The Last King of Scotland," in which Forest Whitaker played Idi Amin to perfection. The real-life Amin was a complete savage, too. Whitaker won an Oscar for best actor. I hope he's not like that in real life — Lord help us.

          • johnnywoods

            As far as I have seen of Whitaker`s work I assume he is one of the good guys.

      • UCSPanther

        Idi Amin: A classic demented dictator.

        Also known for picking a fight with Israel, getting his men dominated by their special forces in the night raid/rescue on the Entebbe Airport and throwing an epic tantrum when he found out the next day.

    • Al Sayyid

      If that’s the case of just assisting another African country removing a scourge, why should we stop with beast? There are more monsters to slay. Funny how some people love to pick and chose their battles when their pal is on the presidency.

    • L.T.

      How many centuries have African countries been going through this where millions of African children have died at the hands of merciless dictators? Uganda and Somalia are countries where when you remove a particularly evil, vicious, totalitarian, hateful, murdering dictator, another one just jumps right in to fill the void. Until developing African counties can believe and practice a real reform into a republic moral democracy (and a good and moral capitalistic system), there will be no shortages of murderous dictators who will be waiting in line for the next opportunity. That's my humble opinion.

  • Amused

    My guess is , if it wasn't Obama that sent the 100 advisors LASKIN wouldn't be writing a thing . It's called "pathetic Journalism " but its not really journalism at all , it's storeytelling with an agenda .

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/First_One The_John_Galt

      That much is true.

    • trickyblain

      You mean they whould whitewash a murdering thug just to try and score an asinine point against Obama? Like when they said Qaddaffi wasn't such a bad guy?

      Say it ain't so!

      • Al Sayyid

        Yeah and so wasn’t Saddam Husseign and mullah Omar but wait! Who was the president at the time. It was that darn GW who you probably do not like.

  • Unimpressed

    This article as well as all of the other criticisms I've seen are just as misrepresentative of the issue, if not more so, than the video itself. I won't even address all the points here that are flawed because there are far too many, and frankly I don't think anyone's interested in hearing it. It's far more satisfying to criticize a popular cause, and nothing gains more readers than being controversial.

    But yeah I'm sure all these bloggers know more about foreign policy than oh, say, the people in Washington making those decisions. Perhaps they would if they actually read the articles they referenced, like the NPR one that clearly states military aid is going to several countries in central Africa where the LRA *is* active, not just Uganda.

    • johnnywoods

      Maybe you have not noticed our "fearless leader" in action during the "Arab Spring" or his treatment of Israel.

    • ebonystone

      Considering that those oh-so-knowledgeable policy makers in Washington have led us into support for the despotic Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and radical jihadists in Libya, as well as the ongoing debacle in Afghanistan and Pakistan, it just might be that some bloggers do know better.

      • Mel M`

        Joseph Kony and the LRA are supported by the Muslim Brotherhood backed regime in Khartoum. Remember, Obama was forced to send the token force of military advisors to the region to be "seen to be doing something". And that "force" came from Inivisible Children and others committed to helping end the nightmare the LRA is wreaking in the region. It is actually forcing Obama — albeit rather tepidly — to go against the very group he has been so supportive of in Egypt. Why would you be against that?

  • Amused

    Ahh someone who actually knows what's going on ! [ UNLIKE THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE } ,whose only intention ,which underlies his "article ", is to criticize or cast aspersions regarding actions of the present Administration . "Faux-warnings " about an alliance with the Ugandan Army included .

  • StephenD

    I think it is telling that we all see the atrocity of children being used in warfare and yet very little is said of the fact that our President, since November of 2010, has granted waivers to Sudan, Chad, Yemen, and the Congo to CONTINUE to receive aid from OUR TAX DOLLARS even if they use Children as Soldiers. What a thoughtful guy. He cares so deeply for children doesn't he? Can anyone JUSTIFY the granting of such waivers…ever?

  • Amused

    Save your partisan bullsheet StephenD , if it was a conservative sitting in office , you wouldn't have a thing to say .MAN ! I've never seen such a bunch of phony hypocrites as there are here ….and YOU are one of them .You've exceeded mere mindless partisanship and now display your absolute STUPIDITY >

    • StephenD

      I only wish I could see you face to face. What is "partisan" about my post? F. You Amused. Answer the damn question. HOW do YOU justify such waivers?

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/First_One The_John_Galt

        StephenD:

        Very simply he can not answer your question, and never will. It is usually very telling because a leftist piece of s*h*i*t like "Amused" attacks you, not what you say but who says it! This is right from the Obama/Clinton playbook.

    • Al Sayyid

      Well funny how the tea kettle calls the pot black about partisan BA

  • Amused

    Some of you people here are just too damned stupid and biased to hold an intelligent discussion with . StephenD's above exercise in stupidity is PROOF .You should be ashamed of yourself Stephen for making such an obviously partisan and IMBECILIC statement . But somehow I suspect you are shameless .

    • mrbean

      You are not exactly a shining example of intellect youself amused. Sometimes I think youare to stupid to even suspect you are stupid. You need to to get you tongue out of Obama's A$$ and learn what is really going on in the world.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/First_One The_John_Galt

        mrbean:

        Very true, "Amused" is in fact too stupid to even know that he is stupid!

    • GypsyTyger

      You still didn't answer his question.

  • Amused

    Who's blogg post are you parroting Stephen D ? I doubt if you were even ware of Joseph Koni until an article right here about The Invisible Children came to your attention , hitting the right wing bloggs giving yet another opportunity to cast phony aspersions about the man all you dipshiiiits love to hate . And you don't even know what you're talking about , little parrot ..

    • StephenD

      LOL. Look it up on Google fool. The waivers exist. Now go ahead and justify them.

      • intrcptr2

        StephenD,
        Don't bother. You did notice that these two trolls are the only ones commenting here, right?

        We all really need to learn to not feed the animals.

    • Harold Peensapple

      Better loosen your little KONY bracelet, cupcake. I

  • mrbean

    In Reverend Jeremiah Wright's of black liberation theology (read Marxism) that Obama attended for over twenty years, a canon of the shurch is " a non-negotiable commitment to Africa" so we know the reason for the unauthrized use of American troops where no threat whatsoever exists to the US and 100 lightly armed troops in a civil war quagmire is a good way to gett 100 American soldiers killed. This is a typical African uncivilized civil war between tribal warlords.

  • http://www.frontpagemag.com Jacob

    Telling that none of the critics want to address my substantive points. How is it not a problem with the video that the entire point of its campaign — arresting Kony — is of only minor importance to the daily lives of the Ugandans the campaign purports to help? Why is it not problematic that the U.S. is now aiding in an official capacity a military whose human-rights record is on par with Kony and the LRA? I know, it's easier to hurl silly accusations of partisanship rather than deal with the shortcomings of the campaign, but maybe there's a brave soul out there who's up to the challenge…

    • Mel M

      Jacob. I'm no fan of Museveni. But there is no comparing the excesses of the UPDF with the atrocities of the LRA. Joseph Kony's brutality and gratuitous cruelty to young children is unique. Kony forces abducted 7 and 8 year olds to cut off the ears of other children; to kill their young brothers or sisters because they are crying or praying to Christ; He hacks or clubs to death women (rather than shooting them, in order to save bullets).

      Your point that the LRA Is "of only minor importance to the daily lives of the Ugandans" is disingenous. Kony is now afflicting Congolese, South Sudanese and citizens of C.A.R. And if allowed to continue to prosper (due to the benign neglect of the international community) he could easily return to Uganda.

    • Mel M

      The truly brave souls are those young people who have worked so hard to produce what no one else has had the guts to do — shine the light on the atrocities of the LRA in a way that makes brain dead politicians, ignorant reporters, and a generally somnambulent public actually pay attention to thousands of innocent victims. The real question is "why is there such an irrational negative response to what IC has exposed? To me its obvious. There are two reasons: 1. It exposes the inept failure of the UPDF; and 2. The mainstream media does not want anyone to connect the relevant dots. And here are they are. It goes like this: International Oil Companies (and their political puppets) —–to Saudi Arabia — to the Muslim Brotherhood —- to the genocidal regime in Khartoum —to Joseph Kony and the LRA.

  • Moise

    As a lover of truth, Joseph Kony media spotlight is another distraction from real issues by hte left machines…. Congo was invaded By Rwanda and Uganda is 1996 by the led Kagamé et Museveny armee trained by USA Bill Clinton administration, Mr Paul Kagame managed to overthrown the then corrupt congolese government, those two recruited children, committed attrocity on congolese women(mass raped), elderly with a result of 4.5 millions dead and create proxies war lords and milices of mixed congolese youths and rwandese commanders, they establish an open maffia puppet led government(Armee and presidence) in congo versed in corruption and murder… Now tell me wich one of Joseph kony or Paul Kagame or Museveny is the most criminal…

    • johnnywoods

      Good question Moise.

      • Kepha

        Yes, I second your response to Moise. Good question, Moise.

  • Moise

    It's been well establish trough report over report that the Congo crises and the disaster in the regions are due to those monoethnic leader protected by the american adminstration(Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda).. how the genocide in Rwanda started? when Paul Kagame Armee trained by american advisor shoot down with stinger missiles the plane of two presidents, Start of genocide in Rwanda.. perfect excuse to invade congo few years later to massacre the rwandese Hutus overthrown, then conquered Congo to purge East congo territory to re-fill it with the Rwandese tutsi led force… a real receipe for future… For real justicce in the real world.. Kagame must be tried for the millions of lives lost under his reign of terrors and deceit… but ho no not, it's Mr Kony who is the scaping goat and main headlines as if he was a major a terrosit… Big fishes are known, their protected by USA..Kagame, Kabila, Nkunda, Bosco tangana, James kaberege..etc… guilty of mass murderes, mass rapes, genocide, mineral trafics, child soldiers recruiter..etc… let's just stop this all comedy of lies on the corrpt medias..

  • Libertyman

    There are some facts that should be stated here that seem to be ignored or wrong with some comments here.
    1)The LRA and Joseph Kony war was with both Christian Sudan and Uganda. Not just Uganda. There were atrocities in both countries by Kony and the LRA.
    2)The LRA and Kony was financed by Islamic Arab Northern Sudan to help mask the genocide in southern Sudan as well as destabilize the Christian plurality in Uganda.
    3)The movie protects the friends of Liberals in this country which sided with people doing the Genocide of Black Christians of 2 to 2 and a half Million and terrorizing Northern Uganda. The movie misleads.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/First_One The_John_Galt

    Obama is simply another African thug like Kony.

  • http://www.maghrebchristians.com/ Youssef

    A protest is planned tomorrow in Morocco following the death of 16-year-old Amina Filali.

    The Moroccan teen drank rat poison after being pressured into marrying the man who raped her. Her death has inspired a global internet campaign that exposes the Moroccan government’s part in the plight of women and girls like Filali. A petition to reform Moroccan law and protect victims of rape is circulating. Under the hashtag #RIPAmina, people all over the world are raising awareness for women’s rights in North Africa.

    Read more: http://www.maghrebchristians.com/2012/03/16/rip-a

    Youssef

  • mah29001

    2 + 2 logic should always equal to 4. But the far left who wailed about those not to "misunderstand" anything about Islam when it came toward Osama bin Laden were so cautious, that they went to great lengths with their "anti-Islamophobia" campaign, and even when Osama died the same people on the far left ran to justify Osama's plight.

    But the man leading the Lord's Resistance Army, whom is also a terrorist leader like Osama, how come his religion is cited more than Osama's? Something is quite wrong here. When you out what a religious fanatic is, it should be the obvious with Osama, as much as it is with the leader of the LRA, but the far left doesn't seem to care.

    Are you anti-Christian for criticizing the LRA? Are you anti-Muslim for criticizing al-Qaeda or other radical Islamic groups?

    • UCSPanther

      Well said.

    • Kepha

      Probably 99% of the Christians in Uganda dislike the LRA. Probably 99% of the Christians worldwide who know of the LRA's existense are appalled. But with Islam, we should never forget how widely the 09/11/01 attacks on the USA were applauded in the Muslim world.

      But, I suppose part of the problem I have about the Kony 2012 film is that if using child soldiers is so horrible, why not delegitimize half of the governments on the globe for having used them during their struggles to achieve either power of independence? Sun Shuyun recently interviewed the last Long March survivors for a book that is not mere propaganda for the Chinese Communist regime. But, do the math, and you find that those people were all child soldiers. In the American War for Indepedence and Civil War, mere boys were accepted into the ranks (and I'm an American).

      The Left's own darling, Fiddle Castoroil, used child soldiers. It's documented that the sainted Ernesto Guevara Saavedra y Lynch even shot a few of them when they got insubordinate in the Sierra Madre.

      And what about the Left's younger selves making culture heroes of the Viet Cong, who used child soldiers shamelessly?

      I smell a rat here, not least because of how marginalized the LRA has become, especially after the independence of Southern Sudan

    • Mel M`

      You said: "Are you anti-Christian for criticizing the LRA?".

      Are you implying that the LRA is a Christian group? IF so, nothing could be further from the truth. Of course the mainstream media, which has its own agenda, like to imply this. But it is a canard the size of the state of Texas. Abducted children who I personally interviewed who had escaped from the LRA all told the same grisly tales about how Kony forbade them to pray, or to even utter the name of Jesus. If they did it meant certain death in the cruelest of ways. The media has often stated that Kony wants to rule Uganda by the "Ten Commandments". But it fails to point out that these are not the Biblical Ten Commandments, but his own. These include such edicts as "Friday is the holy day"; "No raising of pork"; "No raising of white chickens" and other equally preposterous rules which have nothing to do with the Bible or Christianity.

      • Mel M`

        Joseph Kony is an occultist who local people believe has demonic powers. There is NOTHING Christian about him or his LRA movement at all. On the contrary, for decades he has received military and financial support from the Muslim Brotherhood backed regime of Omar Hassan Bashir in Khartoum.

  • Alvaro

    Oops… Jason Russell is arrested (before Kony!) for public masturbation, vandalizing cars and drunkenness.

    • UCSPanther

      It sounded like he was partying pretty hard, since the cops found him in pretty rough shape (Exhaustion, dehydration and malnutrition).

    • Mel M

      The man had a nervous breakdown….likely brought on by the negative and irrational hysteria of the mainstream media which can't stand the fact that it has exposed one of the failures of Western negligence and apathy. How could any cognitive person oppose, in any way, efforts to apprehend someone like Joseph Kony who forces young children to eat the body parts of their siblings, then kills them for sport?

  • http://www.free-riot-points.com/ Sam

    Kony 2012 is definitely a new and interesting way to use a medium. But it definitely has its problems, too many people on my Facebook alone repost, like and share the Kony 2012 not realising.

  • scum

    A few points: (1) Kony 2012 is not simply some 'new' form of online activism, it's actually a follow-up to the Invisible Children film of 6 years ago. It was Invisible Children which (partially) exposed the issue of Child Soldiers throughout the continent and beyond. (2) Despite Laksin's comments, the filmmakers are well aware of the complexities in Africa, especially similar 'recruiting' of children in Sierra Leone and Liberia. (3) While Ugandans were understandably upset at the lack of Africans depicted in the film, they were not the target audience. For Uganda to say "we don't need a slick YouTube video to tell us about Kony" is suprisingly beside the point. The film was simplified for audiences in the West. (4) It's odd that a site that supports the vigorous prosecution of Nazi war criminals from the 40s is saying about Kony, "he's no longer a threat." The Nazis weren't either, after 1945, but they're still brought to justice…

    • Mel M`

      Well said scum! I agree completely. As for Kony no longer being a threat, that is simply not true. He is still abducting, raping and committing atrocities against innocent people, just that it is now outside of Uganda. The UN has (at least since 2009) said that he and his LRA are a '"spent force". Yet the atrocities, killing and nightmares continue. I agree with you. Why is it ok to go after Nazi Germany's killing machine, but not that of the Muslim Brotherhood's Khartoum?

  • Oleg

    Maybe some were reading a different article then I was but I didn't get the impression that this was a hit piece against Obama so much as a critical evaluation over the latest piece of web based, self indulgent "slactivism", and it's possible merrits and consequences. In fact the only mention of Obama was the fact that his Administration had sent 100 military advisers to assist the Ugandan army and the fact that the "Kony 2012" group lauded this action. The criticism wasn't aimed at the Obama administration so much as the misguided efforts of the "Kony 2012" campaign.

  • Mel M

    As someone who has worked for many years in Southern Sudan, including areas where the LRA have victimized tens of thousands of people, I applaud Invisible Children for the work it has done. This video has made people actually care about what is happening to Joseph Kony's victims. Nor is it surprising that there are Ugandans who find the Invisible Children video disturbing. Lets face it! The UPDF has utterly failed for two decades to find and apprehend this most notorious of criminals.

  • Mel M

    The UPDF is receiving substantial financial and military support from the American government while they half-heartedly chase Kony through the jungles. So why should they actually catch him? As long as there is no international pressure to actually be successful and its not their own people who are suffering anymore, why succeed? The beer and beautiful women are plentiful in Western Equatoria where the UPDF base its efforts. So why end the gravy train? Rather than dissing Invisible Children, we should all be congratulating them for exposing one of the world's most heinous of criminals and the virtual impunity which he has enjoyed for so long. Lets pray that it puts real political pressure on the powers that be — including the regime of Yoweri Museveni — to end this nightmare once and for all.

  • Phillip Ley

    This kind of thing always makes me think of the HUNDREDS of billiions of dollars we have poured down the African rat-hole, ultimately to NO ONE's benefit other than a select few corrrupt individuals at the top of each anointed heap. What a disaster the entire continent is.

  • mah29001

    Wow, I never said that you blind dumb O-bot.

  • mah29001

    Here's Fidel Castro the former Cuban tyrant condemning Osama's death you dummy:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/05/fidel-ca

    And it's the same Cuba that Obama had ironically touted in his 2008 message that he was going to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. Why is it okay for the Left to stick up for Cuba in this manner, even though a former Cuban dictator attacked the death of Osama bin Laden?

  • mah29001

    It was Obama's 2008 message on Cuba you dummy that he was going to lift the trade embargo against it….but now that has taken the mantle is wRONg Paul who also says the same thing Fidel Castro said about Binnie's death.

  • mah29001

    So it's okay we lift the trade embargo on Cuba, when Fidel Castro attacked the USA for killing Osama bin Laden? Not to mention Cuba still being a totalitarian dictatorship.

    Boy you imbeciles on the Left are so gullible.

  • kentatwater

    Boy you imbeciles on the Left are so gullible.

    Demonstrably so. It claims that it traveled to Cuba, and that it was "beautiful."
    http://frontpagemag.com/2012/03/15/cuba%e2%80%99s

    If this is in fact true, and not a World of Warcraft Cuba quest, it fell for the tourist trap version of Cuba, and not the sinkhole where dissident librarians are made to live in cages suspended by chains.

  • mah29001

    So NOW you oppose Osama getting KOed. I guess whenever someone on the Right says it, you whine about it more. You big hypocrite.

  • kentatwater

    Right says it, you whine about it more.

    That is the criterion. One need look no further than the recent Rush dust up.

  • mah29001

    Idiot O-bot.

  • kentatwater

    Oh, that is precious. Yeah, I can read, and I know what fantasy game you play. You told everyone. You also took the bait when I goaded you with the name of a different game. It took a little while, but it was inevitable. I know the type.

    This choice of a mythical sailing trip to Cuba is also a riot. Most sane people, including the Cubans who risk life and limb to float themselves to Florida on any buoyant object they can find, go away from Cuba…as fast as possible.

    You come to an online community, insult the leadership and its members, then characterize others as stalkers and trolls. Look in the mirror.

    As to goats… http://frontpagemag.com/2012/03/15/costs-for-obam

  • kentatwater

    Further deviation from the "my last post to you" statement:
    http://frontpagemag.com/2012/03/15/costs-for-obam

    You know from petty. It's your normal tone. But subjectively, projection seems to insulate you from your own misbehavior (to which we can add trolling).

    I am a part of this "online community" and unlike you I post about the articles at hand.

    You may be part of the gutter, or part of the fantasy land…or maybe the fantasy land gutter, but when you come to a forum for the express purpose to disrupt, count on getting as good as you give.

    That's how you're trolling/stalking.

    That projection really comes in handy. Do I detect a touch of persecution complex, as well? Yes, I believe I do.

    Besides, I'm not convinced that you aren't using multiple handles and abusing the forum in other ways.

    You're convinced of a host of other fantasies. One more won't hurt. Might want to get that paranoia looked into, though.

    I really don't care…just leave me alone.

    Then get lost. You make yourself look the fool with the garbage you post here, but I'll be happy to help you in that endeavor even further.