I remember listening to this song with my brother (who was in his militant stage at the time). It wasn't until a few years later that I actually realized what the poem was about. Gil Scott-Heron was a genius! However, with the state of social media and communications we are seeing a revolution take place before our eyes in real time, but it's still relevant today. The revolution will be televised with every cheesy photo-op that Donald Trump has and peoples reaction to it.