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Sun May 21, 2017, 05:13 PM

Trevor Noah Interview with Al Jazeera - Brilliant & Perceptive. Not funny. [View all]

This Al Jazeera interview is from Feb. I wasn't aware of it before, but it's well worth listening to. Trevor understands much of what is happening now politically in light of his own history growing up under Apartheid.

"Asked about a recent comment he made, in which Noah related current events in the US to what he has already lived through in his life, the comedian expresses concern over worries that a culture of segregation and oppression is brewing.

"If you live in a place where people use economic instability to [place] blame on certain groups of people, those are the first steps to building a society that is isolated, and most importantly, seeks out to oppress," says Noah. "A leader like Trump who has shown - even in the little time that he has been in power - that he will use this to his advantage."

"When people are hungry and afraid, you can get them to believe anything if you point at the right enemy."


I was disappointed when he first took over the Daily Show but he brings his own unique perspective from his unusual background and does not disappoint.

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Amaryllis May 2017 OP
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