On Thursday’s The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took a moment outside of his usual comedy routine to address the Charleston Shooting massacre. Not only did he address the massacre, he completely hit the nail on the head when it comes to racism in America.
“I didn’t do my job today,” he told the audience. “I’ve got nothing for you in terms of jokes because of what happened in South Carolina.”
“I honestly have nothing other than sadness that once again we have to peer into the abyss of the depraved violence that we do to each other and the nexus of a gaping racial wound that will not heal yet we pretend doesn’t exist,” Stewart exclaimed. “I’m confident though that by acknowledging it — by staring into — we still won’t do jack s—.”
Through strained tears, he continued to slam those who refuse to acknowledge the sheer racism that occurred on Wednesday night.
“Nine people were shot in a black church by a white guy who hated them who wanted to start some sort of civil war,” Stewart recapped. “The Confederate flag flies over South Carolina. And the roads are named for Confederate generals. And the white guy is the one who feels like his country is being taken away from him.
“We’re bringing it on ourselves. And that’s the thing: Al Qaeda, ISIS, they’re not sh*t compared to the damage we can do to ourselves on a regular basis.”
Watch Jon’s passionate monologue below.