The Evolution Will Be Televised

With all due respect to Gil Scott Heron’s Classic and inspired by a participant at a Steel City Coffee House Open Mic* who read the original, who’s name I will insert when I get it.

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(I hope I got close with this…)

 

The Evolution Will Be Televised

You will have to stay home, brother.
You will be able to plug in, turn on and stake the cops out.
You will be able to lose yourself as you FB and Twit,
Bring on the beer commercials,
Because the evolution will be televised.

The evolution will be televised.
The evolution will be brought to you by YouTube
From a million cell phones without commercial interruptions.
The evolution will show you pictures of
Obama blowing a bugle and leading a charge by
Eric Holder,
Andrea Mitchell,
and Joe Biden
to eat Hoagies consecrated from a Philly Steak Shop.
The evolution will be televised.

The evolution will be brought to you by buckets of ALS Ice Cubes starring
George W Bush waterboarding himself with
Lady Gaga
or King James
and Oprah.
The evolution will give your mouth sex appeal.

The evolution is giving you something to say and a way to say it.
The evolution might make you look five times dumber because we can hear what you are saying
The evolution will be televised, Brother.

There will be pictures of you and Willie and May
surreptitiously pulling that Android out of a cargo pants pocket trying to get pictures on a dead kid,
trying to make some CNN video headline by grabbing images stolen during the arrival of an ambulance.

MSNBC will be able predict the number of people who will die from gunshots with a margin of error of 8.32%
–  then Fox reports the top 29 red districts.
The evolution will be televised.

There will be pictures of cops shooting down brothers with instant replay.
There will be pictures of cops shooting down brothers with instant replay.

There will be no pictures of cops being run out of St Louis on a rail until there is due process.
There will be slow motion wheels of justice while the community marches in circles.
Walls will fall – just like Jericho.
The still lives of Mike Brown and Kajieme Powell are being picked up by those around them
Pushed back by over outfitted and under identified jackboots
locked and teargas loaded
– caffeinated
For just the proper occupation.

Meet the Press, The Congressional Hillbillies, and Hooters
are all equally so damned relevant,
and none of us give a shit if Dick gets down with Jack
because we are all just looking for equal pay.
Everybody needs everybody in the street trying to create a brighter day.
The evolution will be televised.

There will be highlights on the eleven o’clock
news with pictures of people who look just like us
standing up to heavily armed NRA Libertarians and
jackass neocons blowing their horns.
The theme song will be written for the web,
Completely outta key, with what we think ourselves to be,
not Jonesin’ for the Cash,
Angling the apathetic to think,
by everyone on Earth.
The evolution will be televised.

The evolution will force the Right off their message
From White Id, to White enlightenment,
When white people will have to worry about the government in their bedrooms,
SWAT Teams with a tank,
or the big brother in your toilet bowl.
The evolution will not go better with GMO’s.
The evolution will fight the causes of early death.
The evolution will put you in the driver’s seat.

The evolution will be televised,
will be televised,
will be televised,
will be televised.

The evolution will need the re-runs brothers;
The evolution is alive.

* – Disclosure: FindANerd.com is a corporate sponsor of the Steel City Coffee House Open Mic.  JoeTheNerd owns Find A Nerd.

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