News of the Revolution Revolt or riot? Both? Or civil war? No matter what, who hasn't realized the revolution's being televised. The camera always wants a little more: the street churns; a building burns. What for? I only watch, aghast and hypnotized; and all the while, an unrecognized, unmastered thing still hovers at my door. The TV sirens scream as if accusing me of being wrong by being me. I watch, but is this how it's always been? Now sirens in the street drown out the news. The building that is burning on TV is the building that I'm living in. Daniel Kemper is a systems engineer living in California.