There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
Brothers in the instant replay

from Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised on Rap Genius


The repetition here is ironic — a kind of “instant replay” of the vocals. And the point bears repetition for GSH, since in the late 1960s black riots (and the violent police response that followed) had become a staple of television news in the United States, ghetto violence repackaged as thrilling entertainment for the white middle classes.

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