We've been hearing about all the hashtags and such for the girls who were allegedly kidnapped by Boco Harem. It brings to mind the terrorist Joseph Kony and his own history of abducting kids. See previously on these pages: That Kony 2012 video about the viral video that as of a moment ago has received 99 million hits.
Everyone who donated their dollars because of that video got their money's worth -- they felt good about themselves for, oh, a long time.
But having the cool kids supporting your cause couldn't mean much when all they're after is a feel good moment. When they need another fix they take up the next high profile cause.
The Joseph Kony video made the movie makers tons of money. Never mind that Kony is still on the loose. And presumably the only thing different is that the kidnapped kids have aged two years, if they're still alive.
So to all those celebrities and others who have picked up this latest popular cause, nice work. Mission accomplished. You demonstrated to the world that you are a good person in the only way you know how.
Meanwhile, as Mark Steyn notes: "Boko Haram, the girls' kidnappers, don't strike me as social media types." Joseph Kony certainly wasn't.