The comedian Jon Stewart was so full of grief and anxiety that he just gave up on comedy for one night and instead shared his anxious thoughts with the audience on The Daily Show.
The visibly shaken master of comedy is puzzled by the lack of action regarding domestic terrorism and the recent racially motivated killings in Charleston, South Carolina. After having tried to make sense of America’s wars on terror and terrorism overseas, the fabulous comedian is beginning to get puzzled by events in his own back yard. None of it makes sense to him.
The overseas wars have taken up America’s blood and treasure and have left a trail of unbelievable destruction and madness in their wake. According to Stewart unmanned death machines roam the skies of six countries with made in America written on them. But what really ‘blows his mind’ is the ignorance and lack of meaningful debate in America regarding the killings in South Carolina and domestic terrorism. He might soon come to see that terrorism is not for the Elite to sort out and make sense off, but usually a manufactured tool to shape opinions and propagate events which serve their interests. In decades past when terrorism was genuine, even the terrorists and their demands sometimes made sense to a bewildered public. In these days of manufactured terrorism nothing makes sense, there are no genuine realistic demands, and the public is bewildered as to which channel to switch to for the next crazy thought of the day.
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An Emotional Jon Stewart Drops the Comedy to Talk Charleston: ‘We Still Won’t Do Jackshit’
Jon Stewart apologized to his audience tonight for not having any jokes for them, as he just dropped the comedy to get serious about Charleston. He said, “I honestly have nothing, other than just sadness.”
“By acknowledging it,” Stewart pointed out, “by staring into that and seeing it for what it is, we still won’t do jackshit. Yeah, that’s us. That’s the part that blows my mind.”
He contrasted how the U.S. does whatever it can to protect everyone from foreign threats, but has an “eh, what are you gonna do?” attitude to domestic threats.
Stewart brought up the racial wounds being opened in Charleston, especially invoking how South Carolina still flies the Confederate flag and has roads named for Confederate generals.
He sarcastically added, “And the white guy’s the one who feels like his country’s being taken away from him.”
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