I’m starting to lean towards believing that Jon Stewart needs his own weekly show on HBO. I would absolutely love to get an hour every week of Stewart completely uncensored. In my opinion, few get their message across as well as he does.
Take for instance last night when he addressed the horrific kidnapping of 300 Nigerian girls by terrorist organization Boko Haram, and Rush Limbaugh pathetically attacking the hashtag movement which was the catalyst for getting this tragedy worldwide attention.
The Nigerian President Goodluck Johnathan (yes, that’s his real name) had done just about all he could to keep these kidnappings concealed within his country until two Nigerians tweeted #BringBackOurDaughters. This, of course, was the inspiration for the more widely known hashtag movement #BringBackOurGirls.
Before this, Nigeria had essentially refused any kind of international assistance. But since this movement spread like a wildfire, countries from all over the globe are doing their part to try to find these kidnapped girls.
But as many of you might have heard Rush Limbaugh mocked this movement, actually calling it pathetic. Hell, he even tried to spin it as somehow being partially President Obama’s fault. Proving once again that his ignorance seemingly knows no bounds.
His despicable ignorance prompted Stewart to ask who should we listen to, the activists who’ve participated in this hashtag movement or Rush Limbaugh’s opinion on it. He then suggested people tweet their votes with the hashtag #F*@kYOURUSH.
But then Stewart took a serious tone when discussing these missing girls. He said:
“You guys are trying so hard to convince everybody that you’re such badasses. But all you’ve done with this kidnapping is highlight who the real badasses are, the kids you kidnapped. Compared to a teenager who knows that her desire for an education could get her dragged into a snake infested jungle to be sold as a bribe to some demented, stick-chewing cartoon villain but still gets up and goes to class everyday, fully aware of that danger – compared to their courage – I’d say Boko Haram is a bunch of little girls. But, you know what? You don’t deserve that compliment.”
I don’t think there’s really a whole lot left to say after that. #BringBackOurGirls
Here’s the clip via Comedy Central: