The Story of Kony2012
The Story of Kony 2012 Internet Historian

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Someone should really stop this Kony fella. --------- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/internethistorian Twitter: https://twitter.com/NetHistorian Second Channel: https://goo.gl/SEHFJJ The Q&A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXAeb7Pmzjs --------- Copyright media, images and music respective to owner(s).

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CreepsMcPasta : 2012 was a wild time

Rebel_without_ a_cause : Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, trying to take down a African warlord...sounds like a "far cry" plot line to me...

chose bine : "can you think of anything else that's worse than running around naked on TMZ?" kids getting kidnapped by an african warlord?

10,000 subs with no videos?? : The man probably didn't even know any of this happened.

TheSkyrax 669 : *KONY HAWK'S PRO CHILD ENSLAVER*

TerminalMontage : I was just talking about Kony with my friends the other day, glad the Google spies heard me.

Grey : Jeez, we have to stop this Kanye guy. Oh hang on, my food just showed up, gotta snap a pic.

Sypueria : "Everyone were up for pretty much anything to stop Kony as long as long as it didn't involve any practical action" This applies so well on so many of these "movements" these days

The Own : Arrests since Kony 2012- Kony: 0 Jason Russell: 1

Xander Sedillo : This is basically Far Cry 3 but if Jason tried to use awareness to kill Vaas.

Rogue- Like -Rogue : If the children are invisible how can Kony take them

Connor Hudson : "These white westerners...haven't got a clue what they are talking about!" As if black westerners or any other westerners that were involved in this knew what they were doing either.

Slaanash : At the time I totally thought Kony 2012 was some kind of election meme.

Audzilla C : Holy shit I finally understand the “Jacking it in San Diego” scene from South Park

August Yankovich : So the prosecutors plan was essentially the plot from The Interview?

Khris Kranko : they should’ve hired captain alex to kill him

Joshua Patrick : This is what happens when activism doesn’t have a clear goal. They see wrong in the world and don’t have any idea what to do about it other than let people know it exists. That becomes their solution. That if enough people know it exists someone will step up with a plan. That said how can anyone criticize someone for pointing out and raising awareness for such a thing? Nothing better to do? I’m not saying they shouldn’t be held to account but this is the world we live in now where activism is met with ire by other activists because you’re potentially hurting their bottom line.

TheSuperSayain : Oh my God, I get the South Park reference now....

Purple Grizzlii : They made us watch this in class. Like legit stopped classes for half the day lol

Scott Wilhite : I just cited this in a higher ed academic research paper. :) I cited Russell explaining his 500k expectation. “According to the Internet Historian...” I’m a tutor, not the student. We’ll see how it lands with the professor... You’re now published in academia, sorta.

Jun123 : "... as long as it didn't involve any practical action." Yeah ... social media in a nutshell.

Nathan Parsons : 7:11 *Central African Republic?....* so he stayed in the *CAR?* 🚗

JayBaddAssCutler : I was a senior in HS when this came out. They had a group from INVISIBLE CHILDREN show up at our school with one of the kids who was brought back from Africa a few months before the KONY thing started. I was pretty into it. Then all this happened. Haven't heard from them since.

golgo 13 : what internet historian has taught me: never underestimate the absolute power of the internet to alter culture irreparably

AlternateHistoryHub : Kony sought refuge in Wakanda which is why we cant find him

Longsword Interceptor : I actually never heard of this.

Lewis : 11:20 use of Hell March from Red Alert...it works for everything

Pinny Skenis : These Sudan Instagram Project things remind me of Kony 2012 lol People are going ape shit for this and I’m glad they’re calling attention to an issue that has mostly been met with a staggering lack of media attention but also like They look hella similar

The chaos Bros. : Image ofUganda in 2012: kill the war lord and save the kids. Image of Uganda 2018: do you now da wea . Image of Uganda 2019: NO PLEASE NO MORE DEAD MEMES

Aaron : Honestly I love internet historian not only because of how much work and love he clearly puts into his videos, but also for the fact that he clearly does immense amounts of research. In addition he is an absolute king of memeing, but he also doesn’t embellish and accurately represents the events in such detail, and in cases like this he takes much time and care in how he talks about Jason

AtrocityEquine : So BASICALLY: Dude tries to help a country in his own strange way, backlash happens (along with some mangled execution), he's driven mad to the point that he goes into an Emperor Lemon tirade downward spiral, and nothing happens. 2012 was an odd time and I feel nothing but sympathy for Jason.

Kyles Isler : So THAT'S where South Park got that "jacking it in San Diego" reference lmao

Vance Walton : 2012, kill george soros is grafittied on the wall above the posters 1:41

Foxo Commando : This all sounds like an episode of South Park...

Brandon Smith : The homer part killed me lol

Julie : As soon as the Red Alert music kicked in, I knew this video was amazing.

Smash Bruh : I wonder if Kony saw the TMZ video of Russell suffering a nervous breakdown while butt naked. He must've had the best laugh,

Tez .W : Lol ya 2012 Its 2019 and hes still kickin 1 Like = 1 Saved child was right!

Dr Shaym : I saw a guy wearing a Kony 2012 shirt a month or two ago. I guess he ran out of clean shirts.

Nafis Ahmed : i never understood the South Park reference of jacking it in San Diego until i watched this. Thanks!!!

azure rogue : god I remember going around and putting up those posters

destroyerimo : man that hell march part was firing me up lmao, I was deeply disappointed after.... frank klepacki rocks

Jonathan Moorman : Hello. My name is Elder Price and I would like to show you the most amazing book.

Keeby : If I was a Ugandan warlord and just found out a firstworld country was gonna want to kill me with dancing and celebreties, I'd probably just move on with my day and do more warlord things

RasenRendan : I fully remember when all this happened in 2012. Man time has fucking flew.

Anthony Witt : I got lost when you brought up Angelina Jolie

Murray Illman : Oh so that's where the Jackin' it in San Diego bit from South Park came from!!!!

Soviatus : The Red Alert theme in the background is perfect haha

Hocotatium111 : Credit where it's due; Jason did a full interview with Oprah and TED Talk after being filmed naked on a street corner in San Diego. I feel like the average person would just give up and hide from the world at that point.