Joseph Kony and the Moral Ambiguity of the Modern World
The backlash against the backlash against the backlash. The film everyone’s talking about reminds us that hardly anything is black and white anymore.

Who is a person interested in making the world better supposed to believe: the do-gooders, or the naysayers attempting to do good by exposing the do-gooders as frauds? It’s a difficult question, not to mention an increasingly relevant one. Kony 2012 and the dialogue it’s created can symbolize a variety of different things, from neo-colonialism to the power of social media. But in their immediate wake, what they seem to most starkly represent is the dizzying moral ambiguity of the modern world, and the frustration to which that ambiguity can lead.

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Joseph Kony and the Moral Ambiguity of the Modern World

The backlash against the backlash against the backlash. The film everyone’s talking about reminds us that hardly anything is black and white anymore.

Who is a person interested in making the world better supposed to believe: the do-gooders, or the naysayers attempting to do good by exposing the do-gooders as frauds? It’s a difficult question, not to mention an increasingly relevant one. Kony 2012 and the dialogue it’s created can symbolize a variety of different things, from neo-colonialism to the power of social media. But in their immediate wake, what they seem to most starkly represent is the dizzying moral ambiguity of the modern world, and the frustration to which that ambiguity can lead.

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    Word. I feel like no one know this better than social workers.
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    I don’t really know about morals being ‘ambiguous’ in this situation. It seems to me that there’s a way to help without...
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    we have an absolute Truth we can all believe in. march 16-18, 2012
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