“The Revolution Will Be Weird”

Anti Social Media

Can We Riot Now?

 

(ed. Originally published Jan. 14, 2012 – here.)

The revolution will be improvised. At times, that will work out badly. At other times, that will work out beautifully.
The revolution will be carefully calculated. At times that will work out badly. At other times, that will work out beautifully.
The revolution will not be limited to election seasons and news cycles.
The revolution will be full of awkward silences and tangential rants. It will also sometimes stutter and contradict itself. But occasionally, the revolution will be the embodiment of eloquence and it will articulate itself with stunning clarity and artful precision.
The revolution will talk about its feelings.
Sometimes the revolution will say:
I feel lonely
I feel scared,
I feel hopeful.
Sometimes people will ask how the revolution is and the revolution will say its fine when it is really not fine.
Sometimes the revolution will…

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