Pope Francis often speaks up for immigrants and refugees, and that’s not to the liking of alt-right, race-bating Breitbart.com. After the Pope’s recent remarks in support of immigration (Pope decries ‘Populist rhetoric’ fueling fear of immigrants), Breitbart decided to ask a question about the Vatican’s sincerity.
Patrick Kingsley answers Breitbart’s question:
Per capita, the Vatican currently hosts roughly 25x more refugees than the U.S. pic.twitter.com/OoPr2NqQxt
— Patrick Kingsley (@PatrickKingsley) February 23, 2017
One doesn’t have to be Catholic to see that Breitbart’s question is weak and lacking in foresight. Breitbart has two problems here: the first is that they are either too dim or too lazy to see that a direct, effective rejoinder is possible; the second is that their very formulation is poor, as concern for immigrants from a vast, transnational institution like the Catholic Church is not confined to a single location in any event.
For all Breitbart’s reputed alt-right fury, their question shows a lack of intellectual rigor.