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Jon Stewart on Charleston

The whole video is worth watching, but the real heavy hitting part is this:

"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 in the nexus of a gaping racial wound that will not heal yet we pretend doesn't exist," Stewart said. "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.

(Source: Watch Jon Stewart simply lose the ability to tell jokes over America's gun violence - Vox)

Truly saddening, so unnecessary, and so preventable -- even the racist jackass that did this admitted he had second thoughts because they were all so nice to him. Can you imagine that? Actual nice people that didn't look like him! WTF.

Beyond all that, the whole 'is this terrorism or not' debate is ridiculous. He intended to start a civil war, he had an intense hatred toward another group of people, and he committed mass murder. How is that any different than any other person we define as a terrorist? Nothing, that's what. White people can be and are terrorists too. End of story.

In other news, Jon's guest for the day, Malala Youfsafzai, is truly inspirational. It's worth watching the whole episode.