Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Baltimore edition

The news media only cares about violence and extremism, no matter where it comes from.  Oh, and airplane crashes.  This week we have Baltimore's peaceful demonstrations and Baltimore's thuggish violence.  Guess which got TV coverage? A Baltimore college student said it brilliantly:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-gray-balter-20150427-story.html

"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (1970) by Gil Scott-Heron is sometimes called the first "rap" though I consider it the height of Beat poetry.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was unable to find a way to contact you on your blog, so I hope you don't mind me using the comments to put in a request:

Would you consider sharing my secular kickstarter with your community of free-thinkers?

"Christian Mythology for Kids" is a kickstarter to raise money to illustrate and publish a secular kids book (ages 4-12). The book is a paraphrase of the bible and other christian myths from an unbiased secular viewpoint. It is meant to be a tool for families to learn about christianity without the dogma, before they hear those stories accompanied by fear, threats or empty promises from friends or relatives. Educate your kids about christianity before someone else does it their way.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1465829500/christian-mythology-for-kids

I really need lots of support from the secular community for this project to be a success.

In gratitude,
Chrystine