Charlie Kirk calls Juneteenth a “neo-segregationist federal holiday” and “pagan garbage”

Kirk: Juneteenth is “the day that is mandatory to work at Turning Point USA”

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Citation From the June 16, 2023, edition of Real America's Voice's The Charlie Kirk Show

CHARLIE KIRK (HOST): Some of you will be listening to this episode as it airs, on Juneteeth. What the heck is Juneteenth? It depends who you ask, OK? But let’s talk about what it actually is. And we opposed Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday, as it happened. And yes, it is the day that is mandatory to work at Turning Point USA. We’re going to talk about it actually on the day. And I say, we’re giving multiple days out, off for our actual Independence Day, July 4, 1776.


The issue is that the entire point of it, as per postmodernists do and deconstructionists, is to subvert July 4. That has always been the agenda, that there’s a Black independence day and a national independence day. The same way that they have a Black national anthem that plays before NFL games, that they have Black-only dormitories, and Black-only math classes. It is a neo-segregationist federal holiday, is what it is.


At some point, you got to wonder, and this, the answer to the question is actually very simple. Why do these people need so much celebration? Why do these people need so many rituals? And the answer is super simple, it’s because they’re not religious. Well, they’re religious in their own way. But those of us that go to church, we’re part of something. … So if you completely secularize your society, like, “I need to be involved in something,” so you just start to create this pagan garbage.