The Daily Show with Jon Stewart — Blunt and Heartfelt Charleston Church Shooting Monologue

Jon Stewart opened up The Daily Show Thursday with a powerful, scathing and heartbreaking monologue about the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina that left nine people dead. After warning the audience that he had nothing for them “in terms of jokes and sounds,” Stewart launched into a probing examination about how the incident in South Carolina happened and why these shootings will continue to happen:

“Maybe if I wasn’t nearing the end of the run or this wasn’t such a common occurrence, maybe I could have pulled out of the spiral, but I didn’t,” Stewart said. “So I honestly have nothing other than just sadness once again that we have to peer into the abyss of the depraved violence that we do to each other and the nexus of a just gaping racial wound that will not heal, yet we pretend it doesn’t exist… I’m confident, though, that by acknowledging it, by staring into that and seeing it for what it is, we still won’t do jack shit. Yeah. That’s us.” ‘Daily Show’ host says of “gaping racial wound.”

Jon Stewart then apologized to the audience, “Sorry about no jokes.” No apologies necessary in my opinion, his is the sort of opinion that needs to be heard. A great addition to his legacy and yet another reminder to why Jon Stewart will be missed.

~ by Fionnlagh on June 19, 2015.

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