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5th Edition July 14th, 2020 Wayne Reid

The revolution (A nod to Gil Scott-Heron)

Dear brothers, sisters, allies & comrades

The revolution will not be televised, but it might be viewable on social media

With footage of wrecking balls demolishing their revered statues – causing mass hysteria

The revolution will not be televised, because it’s controlled by stealthy devils

Devils who are probably quite happy to keep the imagery on the KCMG medals

The revolution will not be televised, but if it is – the spin doctors will try to spin it

Distorting truths in biased ways and blinding us with ‘science’ to underpin it 

The revolution will not be televised and the oppressors won’t be feeling superior,

So carry yourself with pride my friend, because in your areas you’ll no longer be seen as inferior.

The revolution will not be televised, but it will enrich your cultural identity,

It will reveal a spectrum of racists and instantly deplete them of their energy

The revolution will not be televised, but watch those snakes wriggle as they rattle

Rattled to the core they will become unscrupulous in the moral battle

The revolution will not be televised, but the gammons and Karens will be visibly outraged

Perplexed by the surge of the uprising, their decibels will rise several octaves

The revolution will not be televised, but we’ll be free of the ‘white privilege’ abusers,

With bitter flavouring (and no seasoning), the goose will finally cook in its own juices.

The revolution will not be televised, when their false reign is in decline

A long-standing battle will have been fought and won in many hearts and many minds

The revolution will not be televised, but it will be omnipresent when it arrives

Society will be egalitarian and racial hatred won’t survive.

Wayne Reid, Professional Officer, BASW