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Erik Rush speculates South Africa may have been better under apartheid

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Along with his infamously outlandish conspiracy theories, this column has noted, based on his frequent calls to violently overthrow a democratically elected leader and multiple calls that people who disagree with him should be put on trial as traitors, WND columnist Erik Rush frequently comes across as an anti-democratic advocate of fascism.

Last week, Rush perpetuated this perspective by arguing, not only that Nelson Mandela "didn't do much" to be worthy of praise, but that South Africa may have actually been better off under the system of apartheid.

"You know I hate to rain on the parade here, but there really isn't a whole lot to celebrate aside from this synthetic symbolism that is being made out of someone who, you know, didn’t do much," said Rush.

"Apartheid went away, great. There are South African blacks who have told friends of mine they wish it was back because the country was safer, if you can believe that."

It's debatable what is a more outrageous suggestion: That there are people in South Africa who were happy under a system in which they literally had no rights and were subject to brutal systematic persecution, or that Erik Rush actually has friends.



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