Now, as a Catholic shopper it seems that supporting this type of exploitation by buying such products would violate several Catholic principles of just labor.
Next time you are in a Catholic store, ask if the stuff you are buying is made somewhere where the people are actually paid a living wage.
How do you feel about that crucifix you bought being made in a Chinese sweat shop?
There’s a reason we don’t buy Chinese and it isn’t product quality.
In America you get bad credit ratings for things like not paying your bills and having too many credit cards. In China you get bad credit ratings by having more than one kid. How many babies do you think are aborted each year because of government policies like this?
Yep, just when you thought the Chinese government was just a bunch of corrupt murderers, they have taken on a kinder, gentler face. Now they are concerned with social justice. How exactly? By fining rich people more than they fine regular people for violating the one-child policy.
I’m sure that this won’t lead to more abortions and sterilizations.
But, as some Catholic gift suppliers have told us, the factories there are run humanely and follow proper safety procedures, so it’s all good. Unless you are making bricks. Or fireworks. Or fur coats. Or toothpaste. Or cough medicine. Or pet food. Or processing fish. But apart from that, everything is fine. Unless you have a problem with China threatening military action against Taiwan.
But apart from child slavery, cruelty to animals, toxins in your medicine and food, the destruction of Marian shrines, threats of military force against Taiwan, the imprisonment of Catholic bishops, the burning of churches, forced organ harvesting, forced sterilization and abortion and the persecution of Christians in general, everything is fine in China.
I can’t understand why anyone would have a problem buying products from there.