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May 21, 2012


What do you get if you combine social media, crowd-sourced funding, and remote drone strikes? Imagine the scenario: you and a bunch of your evangelical, closeted friends have determined that the best thing you can do for “Africa”, (that big, weird country with all the poor people) is to get rid of a single homicidal maniac terrorizing people there. You put out a call on an innovative social media platform soliciting donations towards his destruction. When the fundraising thermometer tips into the green zone, you can go ahead and place the order for a remotely operated drone strike on his secret jungle lair. What could be more proactive than simply getting a bunch of likeminded people to take unilateral action against other people they dislike? Isn’t Kony just as bad as Hitler? Sign up now!


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