Back in the Day, a brother by the name of Gil Scott Heron recorded a song called:
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" sometime during the the late 60's.
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,
Skip out for beer during commercials,
Because the revolution will not be televised.
I always liked this song,because it seemed to foreshadow the over saturation of all things media.
I watched the news on Saturday, waiting for the Tsunami to hi the Big Island of Hawaii. The camera seemed to be mounted in a place on a hillside. Taking panoramic veiws of the beautiful ocean, and the tides and white caps. The strangest thing was that there was a crowd of people watching and waiting for the the Big Crash. A newscaster was yakking away from the mainland about everything and nothing. At one point they showed a possible pathway of Tsumanis that would touchdown in Hawaii, Australia;Indonesia, even San Diego. I thought, great, California is finally going to fall into the ocean.It was like a freak show. I wondered what the saints in Hawaii were doing. How were they preparing for this. Did they automatically grab their 72 hour kits, filled with enough food for 3 days and 3 days change of underwear. Was there looting and rioting at the grocery store? I thought, now was the time, cause everyone was on the hill waiting for the waves.
Then after the prediced time of 11:04 came and went, I noticed little dots on the horizon of the sea. They looked like whitecaps but my husband said they were boats. I thought boats, why would they go out there. The news man said as if reading my thoughts: The people who owned the boats were encouraged to go out further into the ocean because it is calm there, when the waves would come, the boats should be able to roll over them. I thought about these verses:
36And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him (Jesus )even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
Maybe the saints in Hawaii were praying, just as I was. The scriptures tell us that if ye are prepared ye shall not fear.
RIDE THE WAVE BABY, RIDE THE WAVES