John Stewart 9/11 speech. It needs to be shared.
By - manrenaissance
It amazes me how the leaders of this country will laud people as heroes and then refuse to do anything to actually help them.
Words are cheap medical care might cost them 10c a year in taxes and they can't have that.
Remember: the Rich got rich by not paying money. Dodging taxes, avoiding charities, saving and hoarding money and not giving up a single cent.
EDIT: Wow, there are a *LOT* of you defending the rich.
The rich don't avoid charities, they turned them into tax breaks and money laundering schemes.
Also as career launch pads to fast track their children's ambitions or to prop them up when they can't pass muster in the real world.
Mainly as a virtue signal to display how magnanimous they are… while impoverishing the workforce, and maximizing their profits.
Cheaper to throw 1% of your wealth at a charity, another 1% on marketing your charitableness, and 1% on buying politicians/legislation, than paying 10x that amount in taxes.
This guy does philanthropy
The American Dream is resource hoarding and tax evasion
Yeah that's why Trump is banned from running charities in NY
>Wow, there are a LOT of you defending the rich.
That is the American way. People who have been sold the "American dream" to a level that they will defend the rich in hopes that they will one day be one of them. You will literally have people with negative net worth arguing for raising their own taxes instead of capital gains, just in case one day capital gains actually applies to them.
There's also a lot of meritocracy messaging in our culture. So there is a sort of passive belief that people that are successful are so because they earned it. Subtle conditioning like that can shape our biases and influence the opinions we form.
Each one of those firefighter fighters health care could be a tomahawk missile instead. /s
Oh it could cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Possibly even billions? But they'll certainly spend trillions on military companies to fund an invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Words are then only medical care republicans are willing to give out for free.
>leaders of this country will laud people as heroes
Because hero's are sacrificed.
The word **thanks them** and **absolves responsibility** in one neat package.
This makes me think of those feckless signs I see at grocery stores and medical facilities that say “heroes work here.” Like if these corporations really thought they employed heroes they’d pay them like heroes and treat them with respect. Not spend 5 cents on a sign for marketing feel goods.
Unfortunately the Heroism in most cultures boils down to sacrifice, not bravery. That's why fascists prop the word up so much in their rhetoric.
I remember being called a hero for working during the pandemic. We didn’t get heroic pay, but we did get Jean day
The struggle that the parent company puts them through MAKES them heroes.
They wouldn’t be heroes if they had it easy
9/11 heroes, Vietnam heroes, COVID frontline worker heroes, all the same story here.
You’re all WINNERS!
> Because hero's are sacrificed.
The word thanks them and absolves responsibility in one neat package.
But...this is gonna give me an aneurysm
Pick any war... And look at the hero's who survive. Hero's have been fucked since probably ~~WWII~~ the dawn of time..
To those in power, the only true hero is a dead one. Those who survive are a threat to their position.
It is sad...
Edit: good points added by others.
Before that. We just didn't have access.
[This happened after ww1](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonus_Army)
Did you know that plastic surgery use to be taboo. Something about interfering with gods natural beauty or whatever. Anyways after WWI that changed because we didn’t like looking at the mutilations present on many of the soldiers who survived. Society changed a core value so that we could more easily ignore the cost of war.
Or you could look at the Civil War child bride thing. Financial support for Americans who fought in the war took a long time to get to them, but once they started receiving it, it was guaranteed for as long as them or their spouse were alive. As a result it wasn’t uncommon for for the veteran to marry a daughter of a family that had helped him out so that that child would always have a guaranteed income for life. This was huge because this was a time long before things like welfare and social security were things.
Yep. Hell, WWI vets were nicknamed "The Lost Generation".
I think Vietnam was when we really started fucking over heroes.
Fight fire save people get sick oh fuck you I'm not paying for that
Be a politician talk about how great America is and land of the free and opportunity
Yeah free and have the opportunity to get fucked
when you are being called a hero by people it means you are an hero. when you are being called a hero by the government it means you're being fucked
As a nurse in 2021, I completely agree.
We thank you for the sacrifices we’re forcing you to make.
Happening in the UK at the moment with nurses. Boris was very happy to clap all the nurses and key workers but now it's planning on hiking up taxes that will hit them and without any pay raises or help.
But hey look at me have a photo opp of me clapping on my doorstep aren't I wonderful...
Last summer the neighbours all would do the 8pm Thursday clap thing but decided to have a summer "social distance" thing. They didn't stay distanced at all and when a nurse asked them to keep it down as they had work on a covid ward at 4am... She got sworn at.
But they clapped on their doors for weeks so aren't they heroes...
> the leaders of this country
They're not your leaders. They're your betters. Know your place and get back to work.
Our government doesn’t actually care about people who’ve already been born and grown up to be important members of our society.
The vast majority of people who get into politics - at every level - do so because they are unbelievable egoists.
they might've started with a desire to serve the public but it gets corrupted with every compromise and deal.
Luckily patriotism in the US is strong enough so they'll get away with it. Wouldnt be that surprised to see them use this day to rally for the oncoming wars instead of helping those who suffered because of them.
And you wonder why I've become so frustrated with how our system is run. These people we have in power don't do anything because it's simple, they know that they're just going to get re-elected again. They know that they can sit on their asses, do nothing, and still get voted back in.
Well, I say no. These are the times that I say that we absolutely need a viable third-party to vote from because it's absolutely obvious that **both** the Democrats **and** the Republicans couldn't give a rat's ass about any of us, they only care about their own power. Let that sink in for a moment... **they only care about their own power**. And like I said, it doesn't matter if they're a Democrat or a Republican, it's all about the power.
It is high time that We the People start holding our elected officials accountable for what they do. No, I'm not saying using violence like what happened on January 6th because I find what happened that day to be absolutely deplorable and despicable. What happened on January 6th is a stain on our Democracy. What I mean is that we need to go to the voting booth and vote these jackasses out.
Remember... they are **our** employees. And what does an employer do when a worker doesn't do their job? They fire them. That's exactly what we need to do as the voting public of the United States. Vote them out and fire them.
I absolutely love it when they say things like "our thoughts and prayers are with you". What a crock of bullshit. There's a saying... put your money where your mouth is.
Thoughts and prayers do shit. Actions do. So unless these jackasses actually do something, they have absolutely none of my respect.
honestly, the first responders should go on strike until the 9/11 responders are guaranteed to be taken care of. At the very least the reasoning should be "if they cant take care of 9/11 responders, why would they take care of me, why would i trust them to have my back?"
They use the word Hero precisely because heroes don't get paid. Being a hero comes with the expectation of self sacrifice, 'Grace, humility, and tennacity', but not reimbursement, not financial support, and not free or functional healthcare.
You can’t have mega billionaires and people with no clean water in the same country by being fair.
Because they are not leaders. They are simply administrators, bureaucrats, managers.
[The bill ended up passing](https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/07/jon-stewart-9-11-first-responders-bill-passed/amp), all first responders of 9/11 will get access to healthcare through 2092.
This is despite Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee trying their darndest to block the bill.
Ten of the twelve congressmen who voted no tweeted never forget posts today.
So did Senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul:
The worst part is how unsurprising that is.
"Never forget the dramatic terrorist act, but please continue to forget about the Patriot Act."
These folks need to be put out to pasture... or maybe just taken around the shed..
But sadly, not surprising
I love how they are tearing into those that said no, its amazing.
Rand Paul is so toxically libertarian he won’t even use the government to help dying first responders.
He's a man of principles. Its just a shame his principles are hot garbage
He sure doesn't mind when government helps him, though. Especially doesn't mind it when foreign government does.
Rand Paul deserves to die a slow, painful death. To say that man is a traitor and a menace to America is an understatement.
The fact that it took TWENTY YEARS is an utter disgrace.
Their blocking of the bill should become the epitaph of their careers. Disgusting, absolutely disgusting.
"If you can't afford to take care of your veterans, then don't go to war." - Bernie Sanders. This is fitting for the first responders as well. People will thank me for my service but refuse to pay for my brothers and sisters when they return home disabled.
It is always the same, everywhere in this fucked up world.
In WW1 there was a social/family pressure to send everyone to war, if you didn't go, you would be socially isolated.
Fast forward 4 years and the war ends. Returning soldiers were cast out from society, with signs seeking workers explicitly telling that ex-soldier should not apply (due to the psychological traumas they had).
Remember kids, never be soldier. You will get fucked up and society will abandon you. It is all propaganda to kill in the name of.
Guinness was a great employer during WWI. It was the largest brewery in the world at the time and took well care of its employees. Every Guinness worker who went to war were guaranteed their job back when they returned, and still had half of their pay sent to their families while at war. A fifth of their workforce fought in the war.
Furniture Row did something similar for my buddy that was in the reserves and got activated to go to Iraq. Not only did they grantee his job when he returned, but paid him his full time wage for the entirety of his deployment.
It was a different time. People expected corporations to do something for the common good, to help build up the society that they profit off of. After all, a healthy society provides them with more resources and opportunities. There's a reason why you see so many things like schools and medical centers carrying big names of businesses like Morton, Vanderbilt, etc. A lot of them are still around today.
Not to say that they were all good. There's a reason it was called the Gilded Age and worker's rights was a huge issue. It was more about PR and the expectations people had of these companies which they felt they were obligated to do.
I think the size of companies now is a lot our problem. Humans operate best in smaller groups. (2000-ish if I remember correctly).
Nowadays a manager might care about his employees, but his boss doesn’t. Not because his boss is a bad guy necessarily, he just doesn’t interact with the workers because HIS boss told him not to.
The system is designed to care about numbers on a piece of paper over actual lives. And management is structured to keep the decision makers from knowing anything more about you than an employee ID number. That way people’s pesky morals don’t get in the way of the “infinite growth at all cost” business model.
learn from his mistakes and be better than him.
Thanks I'm cured
Because actually doing something to benefit veterans and first responders like donating or volunteering at a veterans affairs hospital is actual work that effects them. Saying "thank you for your service" is easy and you don't have to do anything. It's the "thoughts and prayers" of military. I always thought it was odd just blindly thanking a service member for their service despite not knowing what they did or what happened during their service. They could've done some heinous stuff, or just sat in an office overseas.
> They could've done some heinous stuff, or just sat in an office overseas.
Or they could have gotten some illness or long term health issue or permanent disability and instead of getting compensation or proper care for those things, they just hear "Thank you for your service" instead.
So it doesn't even require them to have been bad people or people who didn't risk their lives to make that "thank you for your service" line a total farce, just on its own it is, because the people saying it generally have no clue of the struggles people have to deal with and that thank you effectively does nothing to improve their lives but it does a lot to make the person saying it feel like they are supporting them with the least amount of effort to do so.
And could still be heinous people!
I just watched Worth with Michael Keaton. It’s crazy the logistics of how all this works out. They talked in the movie about how their initial compensation plan couldnt/wouldn’t include long term damage
Jon Stewart is a national treasure. I'm not sure if this makes sense, but I'll try anyway: If everybody who lived wherever they live in this country was as passionate about wherever they live as Jon Stewart is about New York, everywhere in this country would be as great to live in as New York is to Jon Stewart.
While the sentiment is true and he has lived in NYC, [he’s pretty staunch about being from New Jersey.](https://youtu.be/2r0h2mNz91M?t=300) He’s got a [beautiful animal sanctuary and farm](https://943thepoint.com/jon-stewart-colts-neck-animal-sanctuary-photos/) in Colts Neck, NJ and lives down the road from Bruce Springsteen.
I never imagined the inside of his home looking like that. Very interesting.
Looks like theyve probably preserved the historical attributes and have furniture to match. Pretty neat.
All you need is 40 years of media training, uncountable fame, wealth, connections to media and politicians. Then you, yes you, could also perform in front of politicians.
I don't say this to disparage Jon Stewart, but rather to Simply point out how much effort and connections one must have just to be able to bring something in front of some laissez-faire politicians who won't even give it a second thought.
What kind of "democracy" is that?
What kind of democracy requires a meeting in front of politicians, just to get some fucking health care for some God damn hero's. That word is so fucking overused in today's parlance. But these people, are as close to that word as I've ever seen.
Jon Stewart calling out Tucker Carlson on his own show (aka Tucker's supervillain origin story):
Tucker stopped wearing his bow tie after that. Jon wrecked Tucker Carlson.
And it’s only because of his rich family’s connections that he was able to secure another job at Fox because any other person who took a thrashing like that never showed their face in public again.￼
Multi billionaire Swanson family fortune. These people are not us.
To think he even made a spiel about oligarchs controlling what the public thinks. He literally is an oligarch..
Christ, what a fucking embarrassment of a news segment. They had a guest who genuinely had something to say, but only gave him barely 15 minutes, two commercial breaks, and instead of listening did everything they could to deflect or belittle... They just couldn't gather up the courage to get an hour of great content with actual debate. The 24 hour news cycle is a joke.
I get that Tucker has no shame, but after that he should have quit tv. Such a thorough embarrassment.
He can't quit. There's too much money to be made grifting.
I cringe every time I watch that clip and see Carlson's attempts to fire back at Stewart. I wish he stayed gone from the public eye after that show was cancelled.
He just constantly tries to interrupt and attack Stewart’s character too. Fucking awful.
Yes, masterful, and also a nail in the coffin for ‘crossfire’
Jon sees straight through the BS. Both political parties fight hard to convince the public that we only have 2 choices each election cycle.
Nothing to do with convincing, it's a result of first past the post system. If you have 3 candidates, and two of them are somewhat similar in political stances, the two who are similar will share their votes between them, making sure the third candidate wins, despite the fact that their political stance is the most popular one.
If you want more than 2 choices, you need to implement a ranked voting system. Of course, neither of the two current political parties are interested in that.
Yes yes, "both sides" Yet, like every progressive idea. The few advocates that you will have for ranked choice will come from the left.
No doubt. You are entirely correct about that. But as much as I, as well, hate the "both sides" arguments, you're not going to be seeing a majority support for ranked choice from the Democrats either.
Jon: "How old are you?"
Jon: "And you wear a bowtie?"
It was nice to see Tucker get spanked. I didnt finish the video because he is apparently incapable of admitting defeat. Which is probably why, 17 years later, he's even worse.
Any time I see Carlson get owned, it gives me a chub.
On a side note, the news headlines during the breaks feel so innocent compared to the last year and a half.
God Carlson is such a fucking piece of shit. Hope he gets run over by a garbage truck.
The sad part is that Jon was exact on the money.
If a SINGLE politician ever spoke from the heart like this and didn't just wear a political veneer 24/7 like normal I would vote for them regardless of platform.
It's so obvious that this man cares and is fighting for what he actually thinks is right.
Even if they did, the damage has been done and the voting public is so jaded and skeptical that they would think it was just "virtue signaling" and other political grandstanding. It takes informed, connected citizens to hold the governments of the world accountable now, but the corporate feudalism in place basically ensures no one has the means to do so.
See I think a speech like this is hard to fake. His heart is erupting from within. Not saying it's impossible, but can you see a Trump or a Biden ever opening up like this?
EDIT: I misread your comment. I agree with you completely. It's hard to not be cynical about the whole situation.
It is Jon not John.
The best part for me:
"The view from my apartment was the World Trade Center. Now, it's gone. And, they attacked it. This symbol of American ingenuity and strength and labor and imagination and commerce. And, it is gone. But, do you know what the view is now? The Statue of Liberty. The view from south Manhattan is now the Statue of Liberty. You can't beat that."
Wait, where is that in the video?
The first episode after the attacks
I remember watching that live. His speech was truly moving.
Watched it live, too. We were so wrung out already and I cried through his entire speech.
David Letterman's [9/11 monologue](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZeEdye0h9A) is equally moving.
Starting the day with a whole lot of crying over Jon Stewart clips. Not the way I expected to start, but certainly not disappointed.
It's not, he's quoting part of his Daily Show monologue after 9/11.
Yeah that was weird to quote something from somewhere else with no mention.
"I need to take a shit"
-Jon Stewart, at some point in his life
# Callous indifference and rank hypocrisy
I've been unable to get that phrase out of my head since this aired. Jon crushes this, brings a tear to my eye.
"They responded in 5 seconds, they did their jobs, courage, grace, tenacity, humility. 18 years later do yours!"
Its baffling to me honestly, how over those 18 years congress allocated trillions for the war, which began on that day and yet they couldn't figure out how to use .003% of that to help with this. The men and women who fought the war here on American soil.
Ten of the twelve who voted no tweeted never forget 9/11 posts today.
So did Senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul:
Remember, 12 congressmen and 2 senators voted against the bill
* Mo Brooks, R AL-05
* Paul Gosar, R AZ-04
* Andy Biggs, R AZ-05
* Kenneth Buck, R CO-04
* Jody Hice, R GA-10
* Thomas Massie, R KY-04
* Andy Harris, R MD-01
* Justin Amash, I MI-03
* Ralph Norman, R SC-05
* John Rose, R TN-06
* Jodey Arrington, R TX-19
* Michael Cloud, R TX-27
* Rand Paul, R KY
* Mike Lee, R UT
Hmmm..... I've searched this post for the "D" harder than their wives, but can't seem to find it... Interesting.
Muh both sides!!!1!1
Fuck John Rose
I’m sure the senators did it “out of principle” for “fiscal responsibility.” Fucking scum of the earth.
~~McCuckle~~ McConnell was one of the worst people for this bill because the "certain someone in the Senate" he was referring to was him. The GOP have used the 9/11 first responders healthcare as a political football since the beginning. After this video came out, McConnell was asked about it and he said "Psshh Jon is being *a little dramatic* . It's ALWAYS been our goal to help the first responders!" But that begs the question why did it take 18 years for a standalone bill?
The fact that it takes Jon Stewart going down to DC to make this happen is fucking crazy. Government is corrupt as fuck.
And this was in 2019,
Here's an answer:
[beautiful picture of Stewart smiling towards victory ](https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/pm6to6/a_victorious_jon_stewart_smiles_after_the_senate/)
Lots of love and respect for him. I remember watching his first show back after the attack and the intro was powerful. I'd link it but I'm on my phone. Definitely worth checking out though.
Agreed, I believe [this](https://www.cc.com/video/1q93jy/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-september-11-2001) is the video you are referring to
The word "this" also needs brackets around it for the hyperlink to work
Is how it would look like up too the link
thanks! fixed now 🙂
This is a seriousness and directness I truly miss. In 2021, we must continue to push for moral righteousness, wherever we see it.
Our pandemic burnout needs to be replaced with a righteous indignation for the issues of our time.
Today, your social media feeds will be dominated by the words "Never Forget."
Didn’t this actually pass shortly after when this video took place at least? Looks like they funded the victims compensation fund through 2090.
It took almost twenty years and Stewart using his fame to platform first responders that were fighting for the bill. A bill providing them with healthcare was initially passed in 2009 or 2010 I believe. But it only lasted for so many years and this speech in 2019 was prompted by the fact that many Republican members of Congress were just going to let it quietly expire. While McConnell finally buckled and brought it to the floor of the senate, senators like Mike Lee and Rand Paul continued fighting it until it passed.
I have a better slogan: “Platitudes are useless.”
I have seen this before, but on the eve of 9-11, watching this again gives me goosebumps and runs shivers of rage down my spine. How our government failed these people is indicative to the rot in DC no matter what your affiliations are.
I mean, one specific party has been blocking that legislation forever.
Jon Stewart is a devastatingly effective speaker.
It is almost as if we had a national healthcare system this would be better.
What are you, a fascist communist Nazi?
You forgot socialist.
And gay Muslim
And radical Antifa
Fucking fascists who oppose fascism ruining muh freedom by trying to take away my fascism!
Counterpoint: shouldn’t firefighters suffer for not being virtuous enough to be wealthy?
- conservatives, probably
Sounds like something a libtard sheep would say
If it takes this much effort to get essential healthcare for the people who put their lives on the line to save others on 9/11, what hope do we mere peasants have?
"Never forget" is such an empty platitude in hindsight. It's easy to say without meaning and subsequently forget, apparently, when it comes time to help those people right back. They unquestionably deserve our help because we weren't supposed to forget *them*, but we did, and we forget too many more every day.
Those people should never have been in a position to worry about medical bills in the first place. None of us should, but if they can't get what they need then how fucking broken is our healthcare system?
Republicans, it's literally just Republicans that were blocking this.
Pretty much republicans that broke everything about the modern working class American experience of financial drain and lack of access to basic services that are common and affordable in every other developed western nation.
I remember watching this man sob for his entire show after 9/11.
And those hypocrites in congress will today go to the 9/11 memorial. Disgusting persons.
I had no idea this video existed. I was about 9 when 9/11 happened. And my parents were in a cult that didn't participate or get involved in politics because god was gonna fix men... They raised me to believe it was an inside job by Bush and used it as a story of why not to vote.. Cuz presidents are all corrupt... Im ashamed that I was brainwashed into that and yet I'm so happy I'm out of it. It brought tears to my eyes.
Jon Stewart for president.
This should replace everyone’s 9/11 posts today. It takes every fiber of my being not to respond with “What have we done since then?” to those people I know who use 9/11 as a Republican war cry.
* Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
* Jim Jordan (R-OH)
* Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA)
* Kelly Armstrong (R-ND)
* Eric Swalwell^1 (D-CA)
* Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA)
* Sylvia Garcia* (D-TX)
* Veronica Escobar* (D-TX)
^(1 Bill Co-sponsor)
^(* Schedule Conflict)
* Mike Johnson (R-LA)
* Ben Cline (R-VA)
* Steve Cohen (D-TN)
* Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
* Madeleine Dean (D-PA)
* Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
**EDIT:** Mike Johnson was present (6:01)
Mike Johnson is shown on camera. Jon Stewart talks to him.
Was there any resolution to this? I don't remember what happened afterwards.
The bill passed unanimously shortly after this speech (looks like a month? Could be wrong), then 97-2 in the senate. The victims compensation fund is now funded through 2090.
Please remember those 2 Senators on Election Day and vote them out. Rand Paul & Mike Lee
Of course fucking Rand Paul voted against it lol
About 10 minutes ago Mike Lee tweeted out a "We remember" video.
I hope every comment reminds him of his vote
Not unanimously. Twelve Congressmen voted against it.
* Mo Brooks, R AL-05
* Paul Gosar, R AZ-04
* Andy Biggs, R AZ-05
* Kenneth Buck, R CO-04
* Jody Hice, R GA-10
* Thomas Massie, R KY-04
* Andy Harris, R MD-01
* Justin Amash, I MI-03
* Ralph Norman, R SC-05
* John Rose, R TN-06
* Jodey Arrington, R TX-19
* Michael Cloud, R TX-27
And yet, The Democrats are the ones who are trying to ruin America /s
Almost every one has a never forget tweet.
Mo Brooks just tweeted about remembering the brave people running to help on 9/11
Good call, thank you. Article from 2019 mislead me.
I think eventually they received compensation but I can't remember how long it took. I believe in of the first responders died of cancer before anything happened. I also believe Jon was offered a firefighter jacket from those he had been representing. Very emotional moment.
It took 18 fucking years. The partial funding was for 5 years in 2010. It was fought for because responders were denied workers compensation. It took a man's death and his autopsy to prove that their illnesses were caused by 9/11. It passed due to pressure when Jon heard about the stonewalling Mitch Fucking McConnell did to push it to the end of the legislative session and force the entire bill to be resubmitted the next year. He had 4 people on his show, a fireman, a police officer, a person who worked helping search from the department of transportation, and a crane operator who volunteered to help. In 2015 it was up for renewal and Paul Ryan and Mitch Fucking McConnell again blocked the refunding. Jon invited the same guests on Trevor Noah's show and only one man was still alive. He shamed them again, and helped pass the bill. They were funded until 2090 for medical, but again only a few years for financial help. This was the hearing to finally make the law permanent in 2019. It is now funded until 2090, so it covers anyone who volunteered, worked at the WTC clean up, or was living in the area and returned home, including infants or children who may develop illnesses in the future from the toxic dust and smoke. If you have discovery+ they have a documentary about the fight, but I can't remember the name at the moment.
Mitch McConnell is the worst thing to happen to the US in probably ever. Fucker needs to die already.
Do you, by any chance, have a link to the two interviews you are referring to?
I found the first here https://www.cc.com/video/nuwe6u/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-9-11-first-responders-react-to-the-senate-filibuster
The second one
That’s government for ya, “do your jobs!” Then fail to do their own.
But 9/10 times they don’t fail to line their own pockets with OUR money.
> But 9/10 times
Seeing 9/11 all throughout the thread I thought for a bit that you made a typo
These failures are part of the reason we got Trump. This is why people were desperate for someone to come in and drain the swamp.
Unfortunately, it was Trump doing those promises.
This video should be the only video circulating this 9/11.
it \*IS\* a fucking shame... but somehow american's have lost their taste for shame. bring shame back please. have some fucking humanity
As if the internet isn't a source of endless shaming and outrage?
The problem is there's *so much* shame it's all become white noise. Jon here comes out with a speech that cuts through *because it's polished*, not just empty shouts from a crowd.
Unless people turn up with brown envelopes Congress doesn't want to know. This is America, money talks and Wall Street runs the show.
A New York and American icon.
The very definition of Patriot.
Jon, we need you back in the public sphere again.
His new show is called The Problem and it premiers on the 30th on Apple+.
I sit here watching this on the eve of the changing point of our nation. And I listen to a man speak with eloquence conviction and purpose and I’m reminded of all that is great and all that is horribly wrong with his amazing melting pot we call America. Unity over party, Country over person and most of all love and respect for the differences that make us great.
How is he not screaming "FUCK YOU!!" At the height of his voice to the point it cracks, I don't know.
Shame on Congress. Shame. An institution, that accept sacrifice, but doesn't honor it.
Burn it down.
Because that would give them all the excuse they need to ignore him.
When this came out I can't tell you how many times I watched this.
The country that would "never forget", further destabilise the world in its bid for revenge, and use such an egregious act of terrorism to justify eroding its citizens' rights, but needed a comedian to pursue justice for the first responders that was only granted decades after the fact.
God damn, I love this man. He's said he doesn't think he makes a big enough difference on TV, but he made a difference with me.
I love this man. I always wished he would lead us all.
Wow. I had never seen this. This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing.
I miss him so much, he’s a national treasure!
This guy is a true American.
I didn't know anything about Rand Paul before this, but now I know he voted against this bill, he can go to hell.
This needs redubbing with Rick Moranis
This is what needs remembering most.
The attack itself was emblematic of our foreign policy failures, our intelligence failures, our misunderstanding of our place in the world and how we project ourselves onto the world stage.
But our response is emblematic of how our government fails us, no matter what we sacrifice for the sake of one another. It represents how little we can expect in exchange for how much we give, how utterly divorced our government -- tasked with "promot[ing] the general Welfare -- not just negligently but *maliciously* fails to do just that.
9/11 wasn't an inside job, but the federal government's slow-rolling massacre of those who responded to help their neighbors certainly is.
Keanu, John Stewart, and Bernie Sanders need to join internet powers and make sure our vets are taken care of. Maybe we could get shit done.