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"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

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  • Jason Wicker
    Gil Scott Heron, the musician, poet and author famous for the saying “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” passed away on May 27th 2011. Here’s a poem
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      Gil Scott Heron, the musician, poet and author famous for the saying �The
      Revolution Will Not Be Televised� passed away on May 27th 2011. Here�s a
      poem written by Lupe Fiasco in his honor.

      Idiot boxes of the world unite! To fight off the effects of intelligence,
      replace smart quotes with fart jokes, substitute sense with scenes from
      Martin, let the baby�s bathe in that glow and learn all manner of things
      they don�t really need to know!

      The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

      Channel the content of some rambling nonsense deep into the annals of yo�
      subconscious, deprogram and depress chasing some televised success, be them,
      that, they and those be everything but in control,

      The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

      Small claims Court drama, teenage baby mamas, Osama watching Osama,
      Celebrity Endorsed indoor saunas, the perfectly cooked pira�a and other
      cannonfodder for you to ponder, all at the speed of imitations of life while
      the smoke of war gets inhaled thru the peace pipes, be still my beating
      heart and scare my brain from thinking thoughts as i sit intoxicated by the
      delights, sarcasm and 3 strikes thrown by my favorite pitcher in a sound
      surrounded, 3 dimensional, high death, full color mixture, wholly
      unsocializing and completely uncensored,

      The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

      By this one-eyed monster most of the world was raised, and by this hero most
      of the world was saved, and to this master most of the world is slaves, it
      factors your fears with actors and cheers from a live studio audience
      pushing you to engage in a heroic act of thoughtlessness for the grand prize
      of a little bread, fleeting fame in the circus and every thought in yo head,

      The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

      �Ain�t no changing me� said my flat screen TV, No More Che�s to the rescue,
      or Black Panthers to correct you, just coaxial cables and satellite signals
      to connect you to a world that doesn�t really look like it does on TV, where
      everything is much shorter, fatter, uglier and in disorder, where u have to
      do it now because there are no digital recorders where if the present gets
      boring you can just fast forward,

      The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

      So there will be no revolution, or paradoxically ironic televised public
      execution of the entire worldwide televising institution, there wont even be
      a celebritized, televised trial of old baby blue, cuz you see my dear
      friends the television will not be revolutionized but what about the
      revolution that should taking place inside�������.of you?

      By Wasalu �Lupe Fiasco� Jaco in Dedication to that guiding light of a human
      being Gil-Scott Heron


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