John Oliver (and Stephen Colbert) Suggests Some Confederate Monument Replacements on ‘Last Week Tonight’

Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver breaks down the “it’s part of our history” argument against taking down Confederate monuments by people who try to equate the Confederacy with fighting for anything aside from keeping slaves. “If the Confederacy was not about slavery, somebody should really go back in time and tell the fucking Confederacy that,” Oliver says. “I honestly get wanting a more comfortable history for your family, but in doing so, you can’t invent a more comfortable history for your country, because you would be erasing the actual painful experiences of many Americans.” At the end of the segment, Oliver suggests some replacement monuments, which includes a very special Charleston monument that’s a real living breathing Stephen Colbert.

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