Nuns arrested as Beijing turns up heat on Church in Hong Kong

Ceteris paribus, democracy is good.

There can also be a lot of complicated and locally specific dynamics complicating that, and sovereignty is important for the world working smoothly.

These two factors combine to make me pretty hesitant to comment too loudly on Hong Kong just because there's so much I don't know.

But here are a couple of things I do know:

  1. When you arrest nuns--here in the US, too--99 times out of 100, you're the bad guy.
  2. A state applying pressure on the the Catholic Church to reshape its hierarchy (instead of issuing external criticism, etc.) is some real Borgia shit.