What country comes to mind when you think of tolerance, ethics, and the betterment of mankind? Germany? Sweden? Britain? America?
No, no, no, and definitely not. The cool kids all know that the most tolerant country in the world is communist China:
“Right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese,” a senior Vatican official has said.
Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, praised the Communist state as “extraordinary”, saying: “You do not have shantytowns, you do not have drugs, young people do not take drugs”. Instead, there is a “positive national conscience”.
The bishop told the Spanish-language edition of Vatican Insider that in China “the economy does not dominate politics, as happens in the United States, something Americans themselves would say.”
Bishop Sánchez Sorondo said that China was implementing Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ better than many other countries and praised it for defending Paris Climate Accord. “In that, it is assuming a moral leadership that others have abandoned”, he added.
He accused US president Donald Trump of being “manipulated” by global oil firms, and said that, as opposed to those who follow “liberal thought”, the Chinese are working for the greater good of the planet.
That’s right, wingnuts. The one country on the planet working towards the betterment of all mankind is oppressive, authoritarian, communist China. Forget the fact that they routinely oppress religious minorities like, say, Catholics. Ignore the state-sponsored practice of forcing abortions upon unwilling women. China is the country that will finally lead us out of the dark into the light of that great, liberal utopia.
The future is looking bright indeed, comrades.