Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

‘The White Savior Supports Brutal Policies in the Morning, Founds Charities in the Afternoon, and Receives Awards in the Evening’

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  1. I’ve had similar thoughts about the “one year later” sentiments re: Japan. Could it be any more obvious that people haven’t been thinking about it all year until now, when someone reminds them their heart strings ought to be thrumming?

    I would quibble with his #6, though. That reads like the old argument that one shouldn’t be worried about X petty problem when Y big problem is going on. Not valid as reasoning, especially as many of the people who are denouncing Kony may have protested the Iraq War as well. No one has to choose just one thing to be upset about.

    Therem

    March 12, 2012 at 11:48 am

    • I read #6 slightly differently: “Kony may indeed be bad, but the war of choice required to oust him would kill millions and displace millions more.”

      gerrycanavan

      March 12, 2012 at 11:59 am


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