Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony won't menace Madison Heights anymore
Thanks to the quick thinking of a fearless humanitarian, Madison Heights is once again safe from indicted war criminal Joseph Kony.
The leader of an ultra-violent Ugandan rebel army will no doubt be made aware of this “Kony 2012” bumper sticker displayed on a Madison Heights strip mall parking lot sign and know his special brand of crazy is not welcome in this quiet suburban community.
This isn’t the first bit of Kony 2012 vandalism (however minor, that’s what it is) we’ve seen around metro Detroit lately and, seriously, what the hell is this supposed to accomplish?
Kony’s base of operation is several thousand miles away and he probably couldn’t locate Madison Heights on a map, yet apparently someone thought this sticker would help bring him down? Really? All you've accomplished here, Kony 2012 slactivists, is to obscure a perfectly good sign.
And makes your cause look like an even shallower exercise in First World narcissism. A remarkable achievement considering Kony 2012 efforts so far have included this fab-u-lous music video and a rather (let’s just say) gratifying incident in San Diego. If you take my meaning.
Seriously, people, just stop this. It’s great and all that you want to help bring dreck like Kony to justice. So actually help. Make a donation to Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch or a similar organization that effectively works to thwart international bad guys.
But tagging signs with vinyl stickers? That’s not activism, that’s delinquency. -- JTW