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You will not be motivated to riot in the streets.  
You will not want to even get off the couch to look for the remote to change the channel.
The revolution has to be televised or Black people will miss it.
The revolution has to be televised in High Definition with a hip-hop soundtrack or it will be completely missed.  
The revolution will be a video game for Wii to get your heart rate going.
The revolution has to be televised
The revolution has to be televised because Black people will never read a newspaper.
The soldiers of the revolution will have intensive combat training with Solange.
The revolution has to star Kevin Hart or Black folks will not have a clue the revolution has begun.

The revolution will be brought to you by that vodka endorsed by Diddy.
The revolution will have to be an awards show or Black folk won't give a damn about it.  
The revolution will be a leaked as a sex tape with Kimye.
The revolution has to be televised
The revolution has to be degrading and offensive.
You have to subscribe to Comcast for the revolution because Direct TV doesn't carry it.
Subscribe to Amazon Prime to watch the revolution on your Kindle and Netflix will offer season one.

The revolution?  There's an app for that.
The revolution will have a commercial with a couple of those Real Housewives.
The revolution has to be televised
Don't worry, if you miss the revolution, you can watch it on YouTube.
The Revolution has to be televised because Black people don't want to create social change.
They want to Tivo the revolution and watch it in the comfort of their own home.  

The revolution will be released on DVD at Red Box with a coupon code.
The #revolution has to be 140 characters or less.
The revolution has to be televised
The revolution has to be televised
The revolution will be 6 seconds long. Do it for the Vine, ain't gonna do it.
God help the revolution if it is scheduled to air in the same time slot as Scandal.
The revolution will be available On Demand, free with your subscription.

The generals of the revolution will have to say the word nigga a hundred times before anyone listens.  
The revolution will have its own Facebook page, follow the revolution on Instagram and Tumblr.
The revolution has gots to be televised
The revolution "be like" barely literate.
Who has time for a revolution?  
Download the revolution to your I-pod and listen to on your way to the corporate plantation.

The revolution will be produced and directed by Tyler Perry.
It will star Lil Wayne if he's not in rehab and Rihanna's uniform will be see-through.
The revolution has to be televised
Without television, there will be no revolution
The winner of the revolution will be determined by viewer votes.  Texting rates may apply.
The revolution will be nominated for an Emmy as "Best Comedy of the Year"

The revolution will be a telethon with an 800 number to call in and pledge money.
"Hey, what happened to all that money donated for that Revolution thing?"
The revolution is dead.
The revolution died long ago.
The revolution has to be televised!
The revolution has to be televised!
The revolution has to be televised!

Copyright 2014 Scottie Lowe.  All rights reserved.

This is my ode/scathing political commentary about the total ambivalence, the completely narcissistic and self-absorbed society we have become and how we have let capitalism and complacency replace a real need to stand up, speak out, to not go gently into that good night.  I wrote it in 2006 and I’ve updated it to fit the times.  Sadly, I suspect I will probably have to update it again in another 8 years with even more examples of how we are only motivated to act by the media telling us when to do so.  Those who most need to read this never will.  It’s too long for them.  Those who need to hear the message most will not even look at it because it doesn’t have pictures.  They wouldn’t even understand it if they did.  We live in a society of dumbed-down and anesthetized by the media to only relate to something in sound bites and tweets.  This poem was derived from Gil Scott Heron’s poem The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.  For the intellectually curious (HAHAHA, I know, I’m funny, right?) and those of the original piece, or for those who might be mildly curious, you can hear the original here…  


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Scottie Lowe
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United States
Current Residence: North East, MD
Favourite genre of music: Neo Soul
Favourite photographer: Aaron Brown

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