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    May 28, 2011

    The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized.

    Idiot boxes of the world unite! To fight off the effects of intelligence, replace smart quotes with fart jokes, substitute sense with scenes from Martin, let the baby's bathe in that glow and learn all manner of things they don't really need to know!

    The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

    Channel the content of some rambling nonsense deep into the annals of yo' subconscious, deprogram and depress chasing some televised success, be them, that, they and those be everything but in control,

    The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

    Small claims Court drama, teenage baby mamas, Osama watching Osama, Celebrity Endorsed indoor saunas, the perfectly cooked piraña and other cannonfodder for you to ponder, all at the speed of imitations of life while the smoke of war gets inhaled thru the peace pipes, be still my beating heart and scare my brain from thinking thoughts as i sit intoxicated by the delights, sarcasm and 3 strikes thrown by my favorite pitcher in a sound surrounded, 3 dimensional, high death, full color mixture, wholly unsocializing and completely uncensored,

    The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

    By this one-eyed monster most of the world was raised, and by this hero most of the world was saved, and to this master most of the world is slaves, it factors your fears with actors and cheers from a live studio audience pushing you to engage in a heroic act of thoughtlessness for the grand prize of a little bread, fleeting fame in the circus and every thought in yo head,

    The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

    "Ain't no changing me" said my flat screen TV, No More Che's to the rescue, or Black Panthers to correct you, just coaxial cables and satellite signals to connect you to a world that doesn't really look like it does on TV, where everything is much shorter, fatter, uglier and in disorder, where u have to do it now because there are no digital recorders where if the present gets boring you can just fast forward,

    The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

    So there will be no revolution, or paradoxically ironic televised public execution of the entire worldwide televising institution, there wont even be a celebritized, televised trial of old baby blue, cuz you see my dear friends the television will not be revolutionized but what about the revolution that should taking place inside......................of you?

    By Wasalu "Lupe Fiasco" Jaco in Dedication to that guiding light of a human being Gil-Scott Heron

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on May 28, 2011

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized.

Idiot boxes of the world unite! To fight off the effects of intelligence, replace smart quotes with fart jokes, substitute sense with scenes from Martin, let the baby's bathe in that glow and learn all manner of things they don't really need to know!

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

Channel the content of some rambling nonsense deep into the annals of yo' subconscious, deprogram and depress chasing some televised success, be them, that, they and those be everything but in control,

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

Small claims Court drama, teenage baby mamas, Osama watching Osama, Celebrity Endorsed indoor saunas, the perfectly cooked piraña and other cannonfodder for you to ponder, all at the speed of imitations of life while the smoke of war gets inhaled thru the peace pipes, be still my beating heart and scare my brain from thinking thoughts as i sit intoxicated by the delights, sarcasm and 3 strikes thrown by my favorite pitcher in a sound surrounded, 3 dimensional, high death, full color mixture, wholly unsocializing and completely uncensored,

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

By this one-eyed monster most of the world was raised, and by this hero most of the world was saved, and to this master most of the world is slaves, it factors your fears with actors and cheers from a live studio audience pushing you to engage in a heroic act of thoughtlessness for the grand prize of a little bread, fleeting fame in the circus and every thought in yo head,

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

"Ain't no changing me" said my flat screen TV, No More Che's to the rescue, or Black Panthers to correct you, just coaxial cables and satellite signals to connect you to a world that doesn't really look like it does on TV, where everything is much shorter, fatter, uglier and in disorder, where u have to do it now because there are no digital recorders where if the present gets boring you can just fast forward,

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

So there will be no revolution, or paradoxically ironic televised public execution of the entire worldwide televising institution, there wont even be a celebritized, televised trial of old baby blue, cuz you see my dear friends the television will not be revolutionized but what about the revolution that should taking place inside......................of you?

By Wasalu "Lupe Fiasco" Jaco in Dedication to that guiding light of a human being Gil-Scott Heron

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NovelistKC's picture

Brilliant. Who ARE you? (rhetorical question) "By this one-eyed monster most of the world was raised, and by this hero most of the world was saved, and to this master most of the world is slaves..." truth. We the people program the Internet...maybe this is where our hope lies (or dies)...
BigBaiz's picture

Lupe, crazy question, are you RELIGIOUS RELIGIOUS or like somewhat. Cause I'm a Muslim also, but was born and raised in America, yall know its all bad influences so.. If you ever wanna hit with a chat hit me up in my YouTube Channel, youtube.com/TheUnkn0wnProduction (I'm a NBA mixer) . Really bro, you are THE MAN. Seriously, the BMF Free style mix, my God. It was off the hook. Not sure if you gonna read this brotha, but oh well :)
Big Fan's picture

Great job as always.
SoAfrica's picture

No comment.Thanks akhi for working to make this world a better world and for making thinking people Thx for your messages.PEACE
Cleona Michelle's picture

Respect what you're doin' in the world, Lupe. Truly. Tell your mamma, I'm glad she had you. (: Check out this photo: http://tinyurl.com/ayitiLove Stay brave.
Zarathustra_BGE150's picture

The Evolution of Wills Televised First, R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron: he’ll live on as a poet’s guide. The words he spoke were wise and he spared us from the noble lie. Noting Television’s virtues of its hero-ego and putting those aside (like psychologists’ Blues’ Clues with no prejudice in how kids’re socialized), as TV and the Internet intersect more with time we will get a bigger mess; Democratization of Information center stage and delivered fresh. Someone could interject that ‘the vast majority will, let’s assume, have to be worse!’ Yes it’s true, in a sense, but a blessed few will carry on humanity’s work. ‘But how will we find them?’? Or better yet, ‘how will they attract viewers to listen?’ Thus, we must move to your diction of the Internal Revolution we’re missing. In a free marketplace of ideas, each claiming truth as its mission, We the People have to choose which is wisdom; it’s how the Constitution was written. We don’t need Che Guevara’s, though I’m unsure who he’d rescue? regardless, We need to sharpen and polish our thoughts with the strongest-acting, longest-lasting tools at our disposal: the artists' canvas and knowledge accessed through books profound focal lenses on lessons and questions scholars clash with. True power is mobile- to the many from the few, loud and vocal, Empowered social awareness prepared to sift through the totally unfair split: Informational assymetry innovation will raze instantly around the hopeful, IF we're Well-Read, Level-Headed, grounded local around the globe? both Proud and Soulful. Dedicated to Gil-Scott Heron
WelshyRaps's picture

will this be in the book, and is there a chance u could come enjoy my music?
Chahtawoman's picture

For me this provokes continual self-examination thank you so much
Chahtawoman's picture

thank you, hopefully this will be in your book. Are you still gonna do it?
ThelastCyborg's picture

I'm a big fan. thanx for bleeding such creativity, an providing inspiration.. Heres somethin I wrote. Who's to blame then, cause the laws of NEWTON change when they sight seen an came In. Whats Foreign? if the frames that I draw in are DARWIN, LUTHER KING dreamin of a DR.MARTIN. Feel inclined get inside the mind of an EINSTEIN, an u might find blue printed fine signs different rear views due to blind sides,.. So far ahead got me feelin left behind. I'm talkn Me myself & I. If I can melt the times, I can help mute tha MAYANS, turn to mimes that claim to kno a future wit my powers super... But ppl made plots an sought my source of a force wrought. But karma caught an brought the beakers back that I bought. Battle bound by the wars that I fought. Genius ina lab fulla sparks that I have,.. It was sad, It was said that I'm mad. Cause my potion it was that bad an it's GOD that I have. Wit his alliance come wisdom, power, JESUS, Zion. That's my weird science.... Applause here tha bravos, fast hit the throttle, open my thoughts bottled of ARISTOTLE, listen to my medicine they question as if a lesson from THOMAS EDISON..... But it's not frankly I'm thankin it's quite FRANKLIN. Even tho I NEAL from pain, my ARMSTRONG, regain heals. An jus for spite I captured RUSSLE'S CROW from the flying hight. Even leavin NAPOLEON to quote me dynamite. Oxygen keeps my AIRHEART ask AMILIA, things that fulfill ya can kill ya. best of both universes take Ur pick,... WATSON & CRICK, im talkin GALILEO legs, walkin STEPHEN HAWKING.. I explode cause I was told I implode wit DA VINCI'S code, I toted loads, rockin a FREDRICK DOUGLAS fro. Im on a roll tho even tho i go slow. An thats WRIGHT BROTHERS I write for tha might brothers. u can tell by tha back of us I'm packin up all this PYTHAGORUS, I'm never gettin weary, I guess thats y they fear me, hear ye,...hear ye.. Ima legend I been veered from tha theory! (thamisphit,boi-genius,differentkid)
DAILYnightly's picture

i left you a commenton Jan. 16, 2011 it went somethin like this.........Lupe is the truth and hip hop's new savior, help save hip hop., turn off the radio and put in the cool!..........
QueenOshunWata's picture

Ashe King Wasalu and thank you for blessing us with these amazingly powerful words. I awake each day wanting more and more of our people to turn off the nonsense and read between the lines. Its all displayed right in our faces each day but they much rather just take it and go by the beast's rules. We are all changing into the divine creatures we are meant to be, but they fight it by feeding theirs minds with this filth they call everyday life. They will remain shackled until they reach inside themselves and find that wonderous light, which is in all of us, and nuture it, feed it, groom it till its as bright as it possibly can be. For feeding this light is a life long journey you must first open your mental gates and receive guidance from the guide angels. Ashe FAMILY.
procesy's picture

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Nish Bagga's picture

Wasalu Jaco, you summed up the power and force of the media in such a beautifull and simplified manner. Agreed whole heartedly, it's not just about the revolution against the powerful few who control the media or that box that traps us within another illusive box. It is to simple to just point the fingers and blame them for everything and thus say they need to be revolutionized. Although its true, it is through their corrupt and deceptive propaganda we have come to a false social order which ineviatbly creates a vicious cycle of 'doing what it tells you to do, it not working, and then going back to 'it' to see where you went wrong ' Its, clear is it not, that the problem does not exist within the media but like you said in ourselves. 'It' is the disease, 'we' are the diseased. To fight a virus, you do not fight the virus, you fight yourself, to become stronger which automatically free's the chains from that virus. The virus becomes powerless from the fact that you become strong within yourself. Wasalu - I hope to hear and read more from you about what ways we can come to a revolution inside ourselves, rather than JUST a revolution outside ourselves ( as in today's day in age, revolutionising the media is just self defeating ) Change Yourself. Then Change the World. Peace. Nish
EazyNeva's picture

@Charlestoton - I think what he meant by Osama watching Osama is how they showed on the media clips of osama watching himself as he was portrayed by our media. A lot of people think the "osama" in that clip is not really the real Osama, just some paid actor.
EazyNeva's picture

Actually, I believe the one-eye monster he's speaking of is the Illuminati banksters.
xfactor's picture

Just Awesome....
Sumu's picture

Truth told by Wasalu. Alhamduillah. The world is getting corrupted everyday, propaganda on television (even the news) is helping accelerate the process. One-eye monster = the dajjal, one-eyed monster who will claim to be god. La ilaha illallah (there is no god but Allah)
D.A.Z's picture

may u R.I.P. Gil-Scott Heron!!
charlestoton's picture

no he meant osama watching osama, this was a poke at how important presidential speeches were staged
Jeremiah D's picture

nice. did he mean osama watching obama?
johncp89's picture

R.I.P. GIL-SCOTT HERON
I__SawDay's picture

R.I.P. Gil-Scott Heron!!!!!
Souldier's picture

"I warn you of him, and there was no prophet but warned his followers of him; but I will tell you something about him which no prophet has told his followers: Ad-Dajjal is one-eyed whereas Allah is not."
ejaket's picture

can this be made available on tumblr so i can reblog it?
dreamweave333's picture

RIP M.E.W. who died peacefully
TheLovelyFiasco's picture

Deep brotha! R.I.P. Gil -Scott Heron!

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