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Colbert Addresses Oregon Shooting: ‘We Change Nothing and Pretend It Won’t Happen Again’

colbertStephen Colbert took a brief moment at the top of Friday’s Late Show to address the Oregon shootings and talk to his audience about “pretending.”

Having played a character for nine years, Colbert said he knows what pretending is like, but he admitted he can neither pretend it didn’t happen and keep things light, nor can he pretend he has any idea how to prevent it from happening again.

“I think pretending is part of the problem,” he said. “These things happen over and over again and we are naturally horrified and shocked when we hear about it… we change nothing and we pretend that it won’t happen again.”

He concluded that one of the definitions of insanity is “changing nothing and then pretending that something will change.”

Watch the video above, via CBS.

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