ALARM CLOCK

The revolution will not be televised-

we’re drowning in information concealing lies spewed by politicians in red, white, and blue disguise, covered by pundits masquerading as the wise. Witnessing her demise Democracy cries:

The revolution will not be televised.

The Internet will not be our salvation-

we’re mesmerized, taking a mental vacation, never present in our physical location, always focused on some distant destination. Distractibility disrupts revelation-

The Internet  will not be our salvation.

And the media will not move the masses-

we’re shielded from truth by rainbow tinted glasses, provided for free from oppressive classes, brainwashing us, telling us solids are gases, spinning news and hiding lies but we’re the asses-

Cause the media will not move the masses.

But the schools will not save our education-

we’re planting minds in soil of desolation, a generation stunted by  standardization, breeding sheeple grazing without motivation. Our system’s cracked at the foundation-

So the schools will not save our education.

No, the government will not save our nation-

we’re counting on crooks bought by highest donation, flying first class while we’re stuck at the station. Economic stimulus is just masturbation, as too big too fail thrives we get stagnation-

No, the government will not save our nation.

Our only hope’s if we soon realize-

we’re faced with irreversible demise, no more slumber- we can pry open our eyes, the people’s power must be mobilized. Because what’s lost will be rebuilt if we rise-

But our only hope is if we soon realize.

**Credit to Gil Scott-Heron for the opening line and providing inspiration.**

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