Think I've applied for nearly every waitressing job going :']
hope I get one, but have no experience =/ but how can I get experience if no one will give me a job, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! going to end up working in a shop AGAIN, I don’t mind working in a supermarket, cause it’s good pay and you get to sit down :) but ceeeebz with another shop job where I’m stood around doing fuck all, and occasionally serving a customer, so mind numbing. Can only handle it if it’s in Selfridges, Cath Kidston or Jack Wills… then it’s just think of the discount :’] But yeah, bar/waitressing job please, cause then I can hopefully get a job at uni cause there’s lots of bars and restaurants round where I’m living :)
Have talked myself into going arranging my overdraft tomorrow then going on a shopping spree :']]
will be able to pay back what I spend when I get payed on the 25th so it’s not too bad and I’m pretty much guaranteed a job when I get home as long as I don’t fuck up the interview and if I get it, won’t be able to go out much over summer so may as well enjoy myself now while I can :’] that’s my logic anyways haha
The accusation that Invisible Children, an alleged non-profit unit, spent $8,676,614 last year, and that of that amount, only a third was spent on direct services, with the other money being wasted. We also address the organization’s 2/4 accountability rating on Charity Navigator.
Through releasing videos and public speeches about Uganda’s atrocities, Invisible Children aims to raise awareness of the injustice present in the African nation and its neighbors. A huge majority of the remaining 80.5% of the revenue allocated to programming in the past year went towards film production and transportation, two rational uses that assist in the organization’s goals. The 2/4 accountability rating is largely due to the fact that the organization only has 4 independent board members instead of 5, an issue that they are currently fixing. Even so, the overall rating on Charity Navigator is 3 out of 4 stars, which, for reference, is the same score assigned to such organizations as Autism Speaks. One must also take into account that Ben Keesey, Chief Executive Officer of Invisible Children, takes $88,241 as a salary each year, less than one percent of the total revenue of the organization for himself, as compared to the $407, 601 made by the CEO of UNICEF.
But there is more to it than just that. Whether one agrees or disagrees with the fiscal policy of Invisible Children, the fact is that KONY 2012 is not about raising awareness by funding videos produced by Invisible Children, it is about raising awareness through visibility in the media and in our everyday lives. Posters are being sold on their website for $.20, an amount so miniscule that the only thing it could fund is the creation of more posters. The funds raised will be contributed to all charities supporting Uganda and its nearby nations, not just Invisible Children.
Support of Ugandan Military
Blogger Grant Oyston takes issue with Invisible Children’s support of the Ugandan government’s army, despite their alleged accounts of “rape and looting”. Invisible Children has come out to say that they “do not defend any of the human rights abuses perpetrated by the Ugandan government or the Ugandan army. None of the money donated through Invisible Children ever goes to the government of Uganda.” They instead support the efforts of regional military groups, which coincides with the intent of President Obama and the US government.
To withdraw support of the KONY 2012 campaign due to these assertions is to miss the point of the campaign entirely. KONY 2012 is focused on keeping the 100 military advisers deployed in Africa out in the field. One of the intended goals of the advisers is to monitor operations of the Ugandan military. A US presence will help hold the Ugandan government and army to a higher human right’s standard in regards to civilian treatment. US troops will not engage in combat with the LRA unless it is for self-defense. Instead they work to connect regional military regimes so they may respond to attacks on civilians and report locations of LRA leaders with increased efficiency. Supporting the campaign does not enable the army’s brutality. It garners awareness for the issues hidden from public scrutiny.
White Man’s Burden
“There’s also something inherently misleading, naive, maybe even dangerous, about the idea of rescuing children or saving of Africa.” This quote, coming from the blog and credited to the Yale assistant professor Christopher Blattman, is one with which I take issue. Frankly, I find the application of the “white man’s burden” in describing this issue disgusting. With it the implication is made that by attempting to achieve our tangible goal, namely to focus attention on Kony and his crimes, in the hope of tangible results, namely to influence the policies of politicians in this election year that could very likely influence U.S foreign policy, we are acting out of arrogance, that we are putting ourselves above the people of Uganda and above all those affected by Kony. The fact is that this is not a racial or even really a national issue. It is an issue of morality, an issue in which we are offered two options. The first is the option to act, to help in bringing an end to decades of child murder, mutilation, and enslavement. The second option is inaction, resorting to rationalization to avoid our inherent human duty. To choose the latter is the ethical equivalent of neglecting to save a drowning man for fear of insulting his swimming ability. The former, as I see it, is the clear choice. In short, taking the role as a polemic is no more respectable than taking the role as a proponent.
It’s not about the organization. It’s about the cause. It’s about raising awareness and making sure everybody knows who Joseph Kony is and the crimes he has committed. Keep the focus on the cause and not how the organization is run. No one is making you donate money to them. We just want people to who Kony is.