Must be a slow news day for the far right if scholarships for Black people are a cause for outrage.
That’s precisely what right-wing pastor Shane Vaughn of Mississippi’s First Harvest Ministries, who recently credited Donald Trump with the COVID relief bill that not a single Republican voted for, is raving about now.
During a segment of his livestream on Thursday, Vaughn complained about how philanthropist George Soros offered scholarships to Black students in South Africa during Apartheid… and this somehow ruined everything.
“You remember in South Africa, that was a colony of Great Britain,” Vaughn said. “It had a tradition of monarchy there for many, many years, and South Africa was a wonderful nation. But it was a closed society. It had a queen, it had an identity with the Commonwealth, with Great Britain. It had traditions. It had its own history.”
“So, [Soros] brings his money down to South Africa, and he funds the university with scholarships for Black youth in apartheid South Africa,” Vaughn continued. “When he opens that school, he changes South Africa. And look what he did down there, look at the division that came between the white South Africans and the Blacks. Now they’re killing them by the thousands, taking their land. Why? Because he divided South Africa with this open society; remove the culture, remove the law, remove the foundation of the society, turn the races against one another, and then you take the nation, and you create now an open society.”
Holy white-washed history, Batman. Somehow, Soros using his money to fund education for oppressed people was responsible for furthering racism. If making higher education available to more South Africans somehow changed its culture, then the culture needed to be changed.
Vaughn, of course, offered no citations to back up his claim that the nation was ruined through these scholarships. But who needs citations? When any attention is good attention, anything goes.
(via Right Wing Watch)