Something about the wall to wall coverage of this uprising in Baltimore seems a little unseemly to me.
As if a community suffering is something to pontificate about 24/7 from a cozy temperature controlled news studio.
Gil Scott Heron, may his soul rest in peace, was wrong. The revolution will be televised.
MSNBC is calling back every black host and guest that ever appeared on their network in order to help white America understand the “riots” from the Negro perspective.
Meanwhile, over at FOX VIEWS, it’s just more of the same: Scare old white people
into thinking that the black bogeyman is right around the next corner.
And on and on it goes. Each network hoping to capture that moment that sparks conversation at water coolers in cozy temperature controlled offices all across the country.
“Wow! Did you see that mother smack the hell out of that kid of hers and drag him away from the rest of those thugs?” Good for her. Give that woman a medal.”
Under different circumstances that same black woman would have child welfare services called on her by some white woman in the grocery store. Now she is a hero.
Yes, get over here right away! I saw it with my own eyes! The woman just hit her son in the back of the head repeatedly. Yes, I will wait.
I tried to say something but she told me to mind my own f*****g business. Please hurry. I fear for the child’s safety…..
Let me stop.
“You will not be able to stay home, brother
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag
And skip out for beer during commercials
Because the revolution will not be televised”
Yes it will, Gil.
But enjoy the riot while it is in limited release.
*Pic from mashable.com