Of course all of you have had to have listened to 'the Revolution Will Not be Televised' by the late Gil Scot Heron. It was one of my most favorite poems when I was a young teenager and I saw it as the father of hip hop, the grandfathers being the Last Poets. In light of where I am at this moment, it is appropriate for me to revisit that beat and in memory of brother Gil, I composed this poem using his format and metre:


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The Revolution Will Not Be Socially Networked

You will not be able to sit at your computer, brother.
You will not be able to sign in, log on and sign out.
You will not be able to hide yourself behind usernames,
Cute avatars, false nodes, or make believe ties
Because the revolution will not be socially networked.

The revolution will not be socially networked.
The revolution will not be brought to you by Google
With digital footprints analyzed by G-men at FISA.
The revolution will not show you ads of naked girls
blowing an old white man high on generic ******
******, Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Kamagra and Levitra
Or ads guaranteeing you to stay hard and be longer.
Because the revolution will not be socially networked.

The revolution will not be brought to you instantly by
Facebook, Twitter, Buzz, YouTube or some blogger
It will not be ‘googled’ ‘twitted’ or ‘yahooed’
The revolution will not give you endless spam.
The revolution will not be attached to banner ads
Rich media ads, classified ads or interstitial ads
There will be no targeting & analyzing of your on line behavior
Because the revolution will not be socially networked, Brother.

There will be no pictures of you drawn comically by tattoodle
With thousands of online ‘friends’ who are all lonely like you
or wasting your life away and burning your eye sockets out
The revolution will not be purchased by CPM, CPC or CPA
The revolution will not be socially networked.

There will be no streams of marines shooting down
hajjis in the instant replay.
There will be no streams of marines shooting down
hajjis in the instant replay.
There will be no videos of Rumfield getting
Awards from the CPAC for torturing Muslims.
There will be no screen savers of places you’ve never been.
Or wall papers of places you’d like to go.


Java, I-phones, I-pads and instant messaging
will no longer be so damned relevant, and
people will not download pirated Hollywood movies
because people will be in the street looking for a brighter day.
The revolution will not be socially networked.

There will be no highlights of news on al-Jazeera
And no digitally enhanced images of Ben Laden
given fatwas with embedded logos from the CIA.
News themes will not be written by Pentagon writers
Embedded reporters, nor pushed to the top of search list
Artifically by hacksters using engineered algorithms
Because the revolution will not be socially networked.

The revolution will not be reset, reloaded or rebooted
The revolution will not be hacked, hijacked or redirected.
You will not have to worry about getting the latest versions
The revolution will not be compatible with Windows,
It will not work well with the latest Apple or Linux
The revolution will not work faster on your Blackberry.
The revolution will not detect and delete all known viruses.
The revolution will completely crash your system.

The revolution will not be socially networked, will not be socially networked, will not be socially networked, will not be socially networked. The revolution will be with no up-grade brothers;
The revolution will be LIVE!