Friday, February 13, 2009

The Revolution Will Be On YouTube

The revolution will be on YouTube
You will be able to watch it in the comfort of your home
You will find the link on a mailing list
You will embed it in your MySpace page and post it to all of your favorite forums
The revolution will be on YouTube
They will no longer be able to hide the beatings and the shootings
They will not be able to lie about what happened
They will no longer be able to get away with murder because the revolution will be on YouTube
The revolution, the revolution will be uploaded, downloaded, served and streamed, it will be viewed
The revolution will be on your web browser
The revolution will be transparent
The revolution will not be televised, for the revolution is not owned by Fox News
The revolution is public property
There will be no more secrecy
There will be no more renditions, redactions, distractions or secret transactions when the revolution is on YouTube
When you my sisters and brothers are the eyes of the world, information will be free
The revolution will be free
We will all be free when the revolution is everywhere and the revolution is, and the revolution is, and the revolution is on YouTube!

Thank you, Gil Scott-Heron.

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4 comments:

Edo said...

And we did watch it.
From the comfort of our homes.
Nobody showed up.

Raven's Wing Poetry said...

I'd like to hear this read aloud. I hear it in my mind at an open-mic or slam.

...deb said...

Terrific. (It reminds me of something I read on Via Negativa. Similar vein.)

Crafty Green Poet said...

very true