The revolution will not be televised

The revolution will not be televised

A revolution has been pending. In his 1971 song, Gil Scott-Heron spoke the words ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised“. In part saying the media would not cover the revolution while also saying the revolution will not be brought to you, you will need to step up and join.

You will not be able to stay home, brother

You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop-out

Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The funny thing about the word ‘revolution’ is that it also describes our planet’s movement around the sun. Happening, again and again, every 365.25 days.

This revolution is unlikely to bring about all the change we need. However as Dr.Cornel West encourages in the CNN interview below, we need to “try again, fail again and fail better“. And repeat.

The emphasis is of course on try.


Obsessed with this feature image by Julio Cortez/AP via Vox.com

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