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The Nightly Show – Enough Already – Confederate Flag in South Carolina


FIRST THINGS FIRST, THOUGH. HEAVY IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS
ARE THE EVENTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BUT THERE WAS
HOPEFUL NEWS. GOV. NIKKI HALEY FINALLY CAME
FORWARD AND ADDRESSED THE FACT THAT THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS
STILL HANGING IN FRONT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE CAPITAL.>>TODAY WE’RE HERE AT A
MOMENT OF UNITY IN OUR STATE WITHOUT ILL WILL TO SAY IT’S
TIME TO MOVE THE FLAG FROM THE CAPITAL GROUNDS.>>YES. [
>>ABSOLUTELY. THAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. GOOD FOR YOU, SOUTH CAROLINA. UP
HERE, NIKKI! BUT SERIOUSLY, I MEAN, WHO
COULD HAVE BEEN AGAINST THIS, RIGHT? ESPECIALLY IN THE LIGHT OF THE
INCIDENT THAT JUST HAPPENED, AND PARTICULARLY IN 2015. ANYBODY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
TRYING TO GET REPUBLICAN VOTES? BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT THEY SAID
THIS WEEKEND.>>I STILL FEEL IT’S NOT AN
ISSUE FOR A PERSON RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.>>MARCO RUBIO TELLING REPORTERS
THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA WILL MAKE THE DECISION
>>THAT’S A DECISION FOR THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.>>THIS IS A DECISION THAT
NEEDS TO BE MADE IN SOUTH CAROLINA.>>STATES RIGHTS IS A CLASSIC
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE COP OUT. WHEN YOU ASK ME IF THE SKY IS
BLUE, THAT’S A QUESTION BEST LEFT TO THE STATE.>>HOW DO I KNOW WHAT YOU
WOULD DO WITH THE FLAG? I’M NOT A FLAG SCIENTIST. I WANT TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES, NOT PRESIDENT OF FLAGS. I REJECT YOUR QUESTION.>>I WANT TO KNOW, ARE YOU
TAKING THIS DOWN TOMORROW. ARE YOU TAKING IT DOWN
TONIGHT? BECAUSE I CAN COME OVER WITH A
FLASHLIGHT.>>THE U.S. FLAG WAS HALF
STAFF, BUT THE REBEL FLAG
REMAINED HIGH,
PADLOCKED AND UNTOUCHABLE WITHOUT AN OVERRIDE BY 2/3 OF
THE STATE LEGISLATURE.>>PADLOCKED? WELL, OKAY, NO
PROBLEM. YOU GET THAT TWO THIRDS, BLAH,
BLAH, BLAH, AND I’LL GET THE KEY. I HAVE ONE OF THOSE. RIGHT HERE. THIS WILL OPEN ANY PAD LOCK OR
NON-PAD LOCK OR MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON IN UPSTATE NEW
YORK. OOPS. PERHAPS I SAID TOO MUCH ANYHOW, THE POINT IS, YOU’RE
TAKING THAT FLAG DOWN, RIGHT?>>AS GOVERNOR, I HAVE THE
AUTHORITY TO CALL THEM BACK INTO SESSION UNDER
EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES. I’VE INDICATED TO THE HOUSE
AND THE SENATE, THAT IF THEY DO NOT TAKE MEASURES THIS
SUMMER, I WILL USE THAT AUTHORITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF
THE LEGISLATURE REMOVING THE FLAG FROM THE STATEHOUSE
GROUNDS:>>SO YOU WANT THEM TO COME
BACK TO DEBATE TAKING IT DOWN, BUT THERE’S A CHANCE THAT THEY
WON’T. SO YOU SAY HEY, GUYS, YOU
BETTER COME BACK AND TALK ABOUT THIS. SOUTH CAROLINA — (BLEEP)
I’M JUST GOING TO HAVE TO RETRACT MY UP HERE. LET ME GIVE YOU UNSOLICITED
ADVICE. HOW ABOUT JUST TAKE THE DAMN
FLAG DOWN RIGHT NOW [ APPLAUSE ]
HEAR ME OUT. [ APPLAUSE ]
AND THEN YOU CAN DEBATE PUTTING IT BACK UP. [ APPLAUSE ]
HOW ABOUT THAT? NOW I KNOW AS GOVERNOR, YOU
HAVE TO FOLLOW THE RULES, BUT YOU’RE A SOUTH CAROLINA
GOVERNOR. THERE WERE NO RULES FOR YOU
GUYS. I MEAN THE LAST GOVERNOR TOOK
THE APPALACHIA TRAIL TO ARGENTINA ON A MISSION FOR
SECRET POON WHICH, BY THE WAY IS AGAINST
SOUTH CAROLINA LAW. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE DEBATE IS
ABOUT ANYWAY. IT’S NOT AN OFFICIAL FLAG. IT’S A RELIC WITH NO PURPOSE
ANYMORE. IT’S DECORATIVE. YOU DON’T NEED A DECLARATION
TO REMOVE A DECORATION. OKAY. [
LOOK, IT’S TIME FOR A SEGMENT WE CALL FOR THE RECORD. FOR THE RECORD, THE
CONFEDERATE FLAG SENT A TRADITIONAL OF HERITAGE. IT’S INTIMIDATION. THAT’S NOT MY OPINION. THAT’S AN OBJECTIVE FACT. ON MARCH 21st, 1861, THE VICE
PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERACY, STATED THAT THE CONFEDERATE
GOVERNMENT WAS BASED ON THE GREAT TRUTH THAT THE NEGRO IS
NOT EQUAL TO THE WHITE MAN. THAT SPEECH IS NOW CALLED THE
CORNER STONE SPEECH, BECAUSE THAT IDEA IS THE CORNER STONE
OF THE CONFEDERACY. YOU DON’T GET CLEARER THAN
THAT. SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT SOUTHERN
STATES SHOULD FLY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG BECAUSE OF
HERITAGE, BUT IF WE FLEW EVERY FLAG FROM THE PAST, WHY NOT
FLY THE UNION JACK IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE. AND FOR THE
RECORD, SOUTH CAROLINA, YOU DON’T GET TO MAKE THE
HERITAGE ARGUMENT BECAUSE THE STARS AND BARS HASN’T
BEEN IN PLACE SINCE THE CIVIL WAR, IT WENT UP IN 1961 TO MARK
THE CENTENNIAL OF THE CIVIL WAR COINCIDENTALLY WHEN THE BLACK
STARTED WANTING CIVIL RIGHTS 1961, IT WAS A REMINDER TO
BLACK PEOPLE THAT THEY SHOULD KNOW THEIR PLACE. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN USED AS A
SYMBOL OF INTIMIDATION AND TERROR. AND IN FACT, THE NEO NAZIS
OFTEN ADOPT THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IN IT’S PLACE. IT’S SUCH A RACIST SYMBOL THAT
IS DOES DOUBLE DUTY AS THE BACKUP RACIST SYMBOL FOR
ANOTHER RACIST SYMBOL. [ APPLAUSE ]
>>IT’S CRAZY. OKAY. SO FOR THE RECORD, I GET IT
THAT PLENTY OF HONORABLE PEOPLE HAVE FUZZY FEELINGS
ABOUT THE CONFEDERATE FLAG, BUT THAT’S IRRELEVANT. THEIR NOSTALGIA WILL NEVER
TRUMP THE PEOPLE WHO SEE IT AS A SYMBOL OF HATE. AND FOR A STATE TO FLY THIS
FLAG, THAT HATE IS THE MESSAGE THEY SEND TO THEIR PEOPLE. FOR THE RECORD, DOES THERE
REALLY NEED TO BE A DEBATE ON WHETHER OR NOT TO YOU SHOULD
TAKE IT DOWN.

100 Comments

  • Jeff Vincent

    You guys thinking that any form of censorship is a GOOD idea are fucking retarded.
    i changed my avatar b/c of this bs. this govt psyop is nationwide. Apple, Amazon, Walmart "just happened by chance" lmao, yeah right. cheering for your enslavement, what a maroon!

  • bigtom McGee

    The flag is part of history. Just so you know, this flag is NOT the "stars and bars". It's the Confederate battle flag. This flag should be in a museum or at the state historical society under glass with an explanation of what it once was. It has no place in the present or future. So wirh that said South Carolina, are you part of the United States of America or not.

  • Michelle V.H

    For the record, swastika was not and is not a racist symbol. That the nazis fuck it up for buddhist, Hinduism and other culture that use it is a different story. Please clarify that in your show thanks. People need to start acknowledging that.

  • Nernx Ultima

    WTF IS THERE TO DEBATE ABOUT? yeah it's a part of our HISTORY hence why it belongs in a MUSEUM, NOT state agency GROUNDS!!!!!!

  • Duncan Wallace

    "Culture & Heritage"… culture of racism & heritage of slavery. I met a few white South African farmers who all seem to have a confederate flag hanging in their homes along with the old South African apartheid flag. I don't think any of them had been to the USA let alone had any American ancestry. If you have one in South Africa its pretty much because you're proud of being racist… I can only guess that's the same reason in they fly it in the USA.

  • NM AT

    IT's just a flag, get over your racist self, you aren't even funny.  Showing YOUR true black racist face. Why not ban the Cross? Who was burning the cross in from black families? KKK So, why isn't the Cross being ban? Because while it was being burned as a symbol of hate an oppression. And intimidation

  • gothatway09

    I agree the Confederate Flag needs to go.  It's no different then hanging onto the Nazis swastika, they are both symbols of oppression and murder.  The people who hang onto it as some sort of goofy pride are just a bunch of sad sack losers, just like the Confederates that lost the war.  Though I kinda feel bad for those guys from the old Dukes of Hazzard TV show, them Duke boys seemed like nice Southern guys who liked their Southern culture.  Unfortunately they named their Dodge Charger "The General Lee" and painted a big Confederate Flag on the roof,  even as a kid back in the 80s I thought it was kinda bizzare that the Duke boys did that.  I always wanted to believe Bo and Luke just didn't know any better.

  • Trackrock

    Nikki Haley is a fool with no Southern heritage to defend. Her parents are both Indian immigrants. It should be remembered that all SC lawmakers must stand for reelection. The disappearance of a flag cannot heal wounds or erase those things that lie within the hearts of men.

  • DJ Wise Pariah

    The current American Stars and Stripes flag should be changed to include the name of each Aboriginal Nation the US is currently occupying, so as to be less offensive.

  • mikerevs34

    "Charleston to Charlotte N.C. Black Church & School Burned Arson 2015"

    "10 Churches Burn in Little Hope Was Arson"
    flags?

  • Jordan Davies

    That is a Nicopress Swager tool, not boltcutters. He could hang a new flag with wire rope, but would be highly unsuccessful at cutting a padlock.

  • ILrep94

    Yeah because its totally relevant for national presidential candidates to decide what flies on flag poles in South Carolina; it's definitely, regardless of the controversy, not a decision solely for the citizens of that state but everyone else. Ffs…

  • Ellis_D

    They say it honors southern heritage but what about the heritage of black southerners?  Oh wait, that flag is only for white people…

  • The Most Average Gamer 4

    There were other republicans against the confederate flag such as Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush.. This show is so bias.

  • thefutureprez2016

    Hawaii has another country's flag on its state flag so should we ask them to change it?
    The confederate flag is part of the history and heritage of the country and I get that you don't like it but you can't just toss away everything you don't like (aka the bad stuff) in your life so why should we do that for the country?

  • Joseph Nordenbrock

    I do think many blissfully ignorant U.S. citizens should consider this a U.S. history lesson that isn't taught (in depth) in our schools. We can go on calling the bible a book of truth, but the civil war was not a war of civilized people and that fact was not forgotten or overlooked by enough people. I for one do not think the bible has enough truth in it to be considered "the good book" by any educated child.
    Original sin was (and still is) a horrible idea that promotes shame and unquestioning submission to authority figures. The humanists are coming out of the closet and talking freely in this secular country and the decorative torture symbol around peoples neck has it's shine looking a bit dull lately too.

  • CryptoDebo

    Fuck it..  If it will improve race relations… then do it.. Its just a flag…   But the civil war was not fought for racism.. It was based on tariffs (taxes you dummy) against all imports. Lincoln was a tyrant…. Slavery ended in EVERY OTHER COUNTRY without a civil war.

  • 46619TAB

    The Confederate Flag is a symbol of Southern Heritage. The southern heritage of treason, war, racism, hate and bigotry.

  • andromidius

    Technically its not the Union Jack.  Its the Union Flag.  Its only called the Union Jack when its on a Royal Navy boat.  Technically.  No-one actually follows that even in the UK.  Pedantic, but I felt the need.

  • Richard Briggs

    Grilled Stuffed Nacho add by Taco Bell… Appealing to the narcissistic, special snowflake jack holes. Because not wanting to share is a wholesome value…

  • jackielucas777

    Great points!all that is history, always will be!there is no changing it,but often evil things turn around,the flag does not stand for racism anymore?it always will to some but taking a flag down is not going to change that,they will always have hate.So pleeze get a clue it now stands for freedom,with a underlying tone of [email protected] the goverment,if walmart pulls the flag that is just 1 to 10 people,ebay same thing,so now 50 people very powerful rich people are telling YOU what to do and making it seem as if it is some mass backing,I call this a BETA test to take your GUNS,so pleeze black white portirican gay straight asexual martian any american go by you a flag and tell big brother to go F(you know the rest) I have no % of how many family's are intergrated but I am sure its a lot,I happen to know for a fact there are tons of bi-racial family's in SC,what you think these people hate there children and grandchildren,let me take you back to the 80's DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE

  • Cheryl Wallace

    Nikki Haley may be setting up the black vote for another run as the governor. The flag needs to stay where it is and if you can not respect southern heritage then move!!!!!!

  • JeremyCuddles

    The back up racist symbol. It doesn't get much clearer than that, that the flag is bad news all around. Fucking stupid how they keep it up. Whatever, I am just a nobody Canadian my opinion is worthless. Good luck South Carolina, hopefully you'll end up doing the right thing.

  • Uncl Dolan

    The worse thing about this bullshit is cunts seem to be thinking our great aussie Eureka southern cross flag is also about racism, dumb cunts.

  • TheJFire99

    But it is always the state choice because the states are meant to govern them self and the federal is to protect and deal with foreign problems

  • TiMothy Mcaboy

    This guy seems to open mouth and insert foot.. let's blame these problems on a flag. Kiss my ass. Racial tension will continue because of media and dumb ass people that continue to put focus around these issues. Let's take down a symbol of southern America and continue to have rap music on the radio base around hate, sex, and drugs for our children to listen to. SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT LOGICAL IDEA TO ME…NOT

  • Phil O

    both of the flags (US & confederate) are racist, taking a flag down won't stop racism, people can still buy the confederate flags online and put them in their homes lol

  • TheTruthIsRacist

    A month ago, none of the brainwashed retards didn't even care about the flag. lol 
     I swear, if they told you, pink t-shirts were anti-gay, you retards would buy it hook, line and sinker. lol, lmao

  • Jynx2501

    Can we all just admit that this show will never be as good as The Daily Show, Colbert Report, or Last Week Tonight? His delivery is so dry.

  • Leviathan 61'

    I was saddened and angry over the shooting of 9 people in South Carolina.I was glad that the perpetrator was caught and ready to see justice done. Those feelings have now been tempered by a violation of rights to MY Southern Heritage and a knee-jerk reaction of, let's punish as many white people as we can for the action of one twisted kid. We shouldn't even watch The Dukes of Hazard now?? South Carolina, you have managed to drive a bigger wedge than ever between Southern blacks and whites. Congratulations, Jenny Horne. Now, go get on some Prozac. You need it!

  • Cody Kennedy

    people say you support slavery if you support the confederate flag. 
    you should remind anyone waving the american flag then that they support genocide of millions of native americans. 

    bad things happen under all treaties, unions, nations and flags. to judge them all by that is foolish, for if you did, the american flag would be no better than the nazi flag, because way more indians died than jews at the hands of our ancestors.

  • Kronik Hayze

    How about we hang up a flag of an upside down pyramid with the all seeing eye on fire? Now that's a rebel flag.

  • pacloward

    No one watches these shows. Liberal hate is like cheap gum. It's only fun for a short while and then it just tastes like garbage.

  • Lollie Dot Com

    Larry Wilmore, in Hulu, who you watch first is everything. It's your show and I'm upset every day I turn on Hulu without a new episode. I watch you before The Tonight Show, The Daily show (except the last two weeks), Kimmel and Myers…. Absolutely addictive!!! Needing a fix right now dammit!

  • Aron Kovacs

    The governor did the right thing. It was up to the people to decide. Its ridiculous, but that's what democracy all about. Liberals believe in debate in theory, but want executive measures.

  • SV67943

    0:28 I love this look on his face, like "seriously, are you all that fucking dumb?"

    Also, fuck your southern pride. Pride is what got you into this shit, remember? Should we just reconvene the actual civil war every 200 years, so we never forget that pride is stupid and leads to the death of millions?

  • Sara Carson

    "State's choice" was the view of Lincoln's opponent, Douglas. Ya know, the guy who supported slavery and said the races would never be equal.
    #fucktheconfederateflag

  • Trevor Lanham

    There's no doubt that the South seceded because of slavery. The first four states that seceded put in their secession documents that slavery was the major issue. But who gives a damn why the GOVERNMENT chose to secede? No one really seems to think about the fact that the telephone, the internet, and other technological marvels did not exist in the 1860's. And nothing close to those inventions existed in deep southern towns that were in the middle of nowhere. One day you went down to the General Store and someone asked you "Hey, did you hear the Northern States are invading the Southern ones?". After you heard that you went and enlisted to protect your homeland and your family from a foreign invader. Do you think soldiers in Vietnam really laid their own lives down just to keep a small foreign country from establishing a communist government? Hell no. They answered the call of their homeland, just as the large majority of Confederate soldiers did. They deserve to be honored.

  • Andy Hostetler

    i gotta say, this guy really needs to learn his facts about the rebel flag, its a battle flag, its not a terror symbol, its not a symbol of oppression, its a symbol of what my ancestors fought for,states rights, and the stars and bars refer not to this flag, but the national flag of the confederacy

  • Brandon Fesser

    How is a crimping tool going to cut a padlock shackle? Wouldn't it be easier to just use scissors on the flag?

  • wyrw

    The argument for why you can't fly the Confederate Flag is the same as not flying the Nazi one, they are symbols of racism and represent two of the great human tragedies.

  • Frank Harrison

    How this is a debate is beyond me… the confederacy was not the United States… by definition it was a seperate entity. If a state tried flying the flag of any country we would find it to be ridiculous.

  • THE JACK HQ

    Just take down the flag, and if you want, have a debate about hanging it at half-mast at Fort Sumter, or display it in a glass case at Fort Sumter, provided the American flag still hangs at full mast at Fort Sumter.

  • AtariJaguarFan

    Not even remotely funny, just like EVERY other clip I've seen of this smug cunt. An overpaid, obscenely rich basketball-american pretending to be smart and complaining about how hard it is cuz he be black n sheeit.

  • Respect/Walk

    They padlocked it because as it was proven blacks steal just like the black chick who climbed it and tried to steal it

  • Georgios Savvidis

    One reason not to have the union flag up in front of the white house is, I would assume, that it was adopted in UK in 1801 when USA had already declared their independence, so it was never part US heritage. Sheldon would be so disappointed in you.

  • Gary Jeffers

    I have never viewed the Confederate flag as anything other than a symbol of hatred toward black people. I've seen far to many "good ole' boys" in their pickups with the flag displayed in one way or another to think any different. It should be banned.

  • totalpkgpainting

    …The Confederate Flag was about freedom and all your "Slave" owners
    were Northerners who owned most of the southern territories….the Civil
    War started over Taxes imposed on the South much like how the
    Revolutionary War started over the Boston Tea Party, "No taxation
    without Representation"..The South went to war with a Corporate Banking
    system that was taking over the country…..don't underestimate the minds
    of fools who think that slavery was the motivation or real fact.
    Ignorance leads this country down to the path of destruction….Knowing
    truth can only happen if you seek it! Do you know the law? Do you know
    that no court has criminal jurisdiction? and no cop has legal authority
    over you? I know, because I study our laws! America is not what you
    think it is Mr. Gary Jeffers… But never forget my friend, You only
    fear if you don't trust God..
    Psalm 119:165 (KJV) 165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and
    nothing shall offend them. The Whole Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-20King
    James Version (KJV) 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and
    in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye
    may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For
    we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
    against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
    against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore
    take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand
    in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
    Isaiah 54:17(KJV)
    17 No
    weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that
    shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the
    heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me,
    saith the Lord. Psalm 91:7-16 (KJV) 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side,
    and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
    8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the
    wicked. 9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the
    most High, thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither
    shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 11 For he shall give his angels
    charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee
    up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13 Thou
    shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt
    thou trample under feet. 14 Because he hath set his love upon me,
    therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath
    known my name.

  • Joseph Garner

    If it's just a decoration than how come the lib-tards are so obsessed with taking it down. And no it's not a racist symbol anymore than the regular American flag is just because it represents a point in our history we aren't so proud of

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