Its all Kony this and Invisible Children that these days.
And at some point there was a rebuttal from IC about “what they’ve seen, and how they are right anyway.
Which keeps my brain pointing back to Kathyn Schulz’s talk about being wrong. And why its is so important to feel right.
In her talk, she shows a picture of a guy walking off the edge of a cliff, like Wiley Coyote. Completely unaware of the lack of solid ground. This is what having a dream about “doing good” might feel like. And applied to International aid, It looks a lot like the rebuttal page that ends in with the Derailing for Dummies “You Are Damaging Your Cause By Being Angry” strategy (and probably a few others.)
So they walked off a cliff, and at some point forgot to look down. And from what I’m seeing — except for the gun photo — they have little serious engagement with what they are doing wrong. I see a boatload of spin, and a lot of “but its policy” and “our programs on the ground” But I don’t see much in the M+E of those programs (maybe I can dig deeper — but I do have work to do.
I dunno. I’m curious about other folks’ thoughts on this — and how to best respond to the emperor’s new aid program?