Why do Falun Gong practitioners actively try and stop the persecution, whether via talking, handing out leaflets or petitioning? Are their efforts in vain? People who don't know much about Falun Gong often ask these questions.
Those who have paid close attention to the changes that have taken place in Chinese people's attitude and in the society overall, however, no longer doubt the power of truth.
After several years of persistent, peaceful and rational efforts to inform people about what is going on, despite dangers and difficulties, Falun Gong practitioners have eliminated the mind-poisoning effect of the lies spread by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Jiang Zemin's group in slandering Falun Gong. Practitioners have helped people learn the truth, helping them to create favourable opportunities for their futures.
Recent news confirmed that Zeng Qinghong and Luo Gan, remnants of Jiang's group in the power elite in China, have launched yet another round of persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. Mass roundups of practitioners have occurred in some regions. Nevertheless, many people realise that this is the villains' last struggle, as the persecution cannot reach the extent they desire regardless of the methods used.
More and more police officers and government officials who were forced into and deceived into persecuting Falun Gong have awakened after learning the truth from practitioners. They now criticise and resist the persecution, and do many things to protect Falun Gong practitioners.
Police officers awaken
There are many real life stories about police officers, after having learnt the truth, refusing to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Some of them protected the practitioners, some helped practitioners clarify the truth, and some even started learning Falun Gong themselves.
During the October 1st National Holiday, a police station in a city in Hunan Province received an order from higher-ranking officials to ransack every Falun Gong practitioner's home. If any Falun Gong materials or the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party1 were found, the practitioners would be detained. However, many police officers who knew the truth treated Falun Gong practitioners well during their visits. Even though they found Falun Gong materials or the Nine Commentaries, they just pretended to not see.
Heilongjiang Province Public Security Bureau issued a list of practitioners to officials in various regions, instructing them to arrest those on the list prior to the October 1st National Day. Many grassroots police officers complained openly. A police chief said plainly, "Don't we have better things to do? Why arrest those who practise Falun Gong?" One residential police officer asked, "Why is there a call for arrests of Falun Gong practitioners? What good does will this serve?"
One local police officer had destroyed Falun Gong books and materials before and had not allowed practitioners to practise the exercises. After talking with some practitioners he realised Falun Gong is a wonderful practice and that practitioners are good people. Later, when he was again sent to search practitioners' homes, he didn't say anything when he found Falun Gong books. He set the books safely aside in drawers in the practitioners' homes.
In Hunan Province, a security officer in a factory had closely followed orders from Jiang's regime when the persecution of Falun Gong started. He harshly persecuted Falun Gong practitioners with all manner of tactics, such as following them, ransacking their homes and abducting them. After practitioners clarified the truth to him many times, he has awakened now. He returned all confiscated Falun Gong books to practitioners.
One police officer understood the truth and came to know what Falun Dafa is. He took the initiative to look for Dafa (Often used as short hand for Falun Dafa) practitioners in order to get Dafa books and said, "Many people have said this Dafa book is very good, so I also want to check it out." Before he left he said to the practitioner, "In the future, please give me whatever material you have and I will hand them out for you."
610 Office agents are changing their attitudes
The evildoing Chinese Communist Party established the 610 Office for the sole purpose of persecuting Falun Gong. After learning the truth, the officers' words and actions are a clear sign that the persecution of Falun Gong is losing ground in people's hearts.
One senior police officer in Nanjing heard that his son was about to be sent to a brainwashing centre for practising Falun Gong. He was extremely angry and went to his old friend, a 610 Office supervisor in another city for help. His friend said, "In fact, we all know that Falun Gong practitioners are good people. So, I am trying not to punish them if I can, or punish them as lightly as is possible." As he said this, he had tears in his eyes. "It's a crime!" he sighed to his old friend.
One practitioner from Jiangsu Province was going to visit his relatives in a foreign country. Before he left, the head of the local 610 Office went to visit him and said, "Greet your Teacher for me when you go abroad."
The head of another 610 Office told a practitioner, "If you move, I have all your information here. I'll transfer your household registration but I won't transfer your records that reveal your identity as a Falun Gong practitioner. I'll destroy these records so no one will give you trouble." He sighed and said, "For a person in my position, it's hard not to do bad things. I have to figure out a way to leave this godforsaken work. If I don't help myself, I'll be in for big trouble in the future."
One secretary of a 610 Office in Shanxi Province talked to his classmate about the Falun Gong persecution. His classmate practises Falun Gong and has told the secretary many facts about Falun Gong. The secretary said, "So, the Communist Party is even more wicked than I know. Jiang Zemin brings disaster to us all! Falun Gong is great. No wonder it appeals to so many people. I can't follow this 'disastrous Jiang Zemin' to commit crimes. From now on I'll overlook Falun Gong practitioners' activities and help them if I can."
Grassroots officials resist persecution
In many areas, when the local police followed orders to search and abduct Falun Gong practitioners, many grassroots officials who learnt the truth about Falun Gong resisted these orders.
Officials from a county 610 Office in a northern province found some materials containing factual information about the practice while searching a practitioner's home. The village Party head who knew the truth immediately hid the material so as to protect both it and the practitioner.
Police officers from the 610 Office arrived in police vehicles at the home of the head of the women's association to arrest practitioners. The official told them, "Our entire village believes in Falun Gong. If you could, just take everybody away with you." When the officers brought up specific names of practitioners, the official said, "They are the best people in our village. You can't take a single one of them!" The officers were discouraged and left. Later, officers from the 610 Office again arrived. This time they went to the home of the accountant. In order to protect practitioners, the accountant told the officers, "There are no practitioners in our village. Stop coming here and harassing us." The police were again thwarted. Only days later, they arrived once more at the home of the village security official's home. The security official did not yield to their demands either. The evil conspirators were defeated again.
One township official in northern China who learnt the truth went to his son and nephew who were division heads and asked them to protect Dafa practitioners while they distributed flyers. They walked with practitioners from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. the next day, passing many villages and handing out several hundred flyers.
Government officials speak out against the persecution
After several years of persecution, more and more government officials now know that Falun Gong practitioners are good people, and that Falun Gong is a righteous belief and teaches people to be good. They realised the evil nature of the persecution and saw the inevitable failure of the persecution.
A deputy mayor said, "Falun Gong is just an issue of belief. Those practitioners really believe in Falun Gong. This is not like the situation with the CCP--nobody believes it but no one dares to admit this in public. Furthermore, Falun Gong practitioners are good people--they are all better than CCP members."
Another deputy mayor said, "Falun Gong practitioners believe in 'Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance,' which is very good. If everyone would follow 'Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance' and nobody would fight for fame or personal interest, the society would be much more stable. Right now, nobody cares about the real criminals, but again and again the focus is on Falun Gong and all the arrests are of Falun Gong practitioners. This is not what National Security Officials should do, nor what the police forces should do. In fact, those who should be arrested are some from the National Security or the police --they are just rogues. The persecution of Falun Gong is doomed to fail--how can someone succeed in persecuting the good people?"
The head of department B said, "Jiang Zemin is too narrow-minded. Why bother such a group of people? After all, it is better to have some kind of belief than believe in nothing. Look at the CCP officials -- they believe in nothing and dare to do anything bad. This is in clear opposition to those who follow 'Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance'."
The head of Department C said, "One cannot successfully suppress others' belief, especially Falun Gong. You see, many who gave up their practice [under pressure] are now starting to practice again, let alone the persistent ones who will continue to practice, even if they are imprisoned for doing so. How can the persecutors handle this? And now, more people are joining the practice. How can you say Falun Gong is not good? Plus, how can you say 'Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance' is not good? If the CCP continues like this, it is over."
The head of department D said, "The last thing we want to deal with is the persecution of Falun Gong. It makes no sense to arrest a group of practitioners. Plus, the situation now is different from the past. If there were no orders from above, I think nobody would want to arrest Falun Gong practitioners. So many officials and police are involved in this, but who are we targeting? Why do we do this? If it continues like this, the CCP will soon be finished."
The director of a provincial police department said, "The 610 Office should be dissolved. They don't do anything good but treat groups of the elderly, children, and women very cruelly. That is so wrong."
An official at a provincial National Security Bureau told his family that the reality of the persecution far exceeds that which is written on Falun Gong flyers. He said, "The real tortures are so much worse than what it says on the flyers." In 2001, before the self-immolation on Tiananmen Square was staged, he received an advance notice. He did not let his daughter go to the Masanjia Forced Labour Camp to do an internship. He said to a Falun Gong practitioner, "In your Teacher's words, it is the [Masanjia Labour Camp] 'dark den of evil forces,' right? I read your Teacher's article. I can't let my child go there and become polluted. In time, I'll take charge of other things [and will no longer persecute Falun Gong]."
A city procurator-general in Southwest China became aware of the truth. He wrote a "Declaration renouncing the Communist Party." Then, he gave 600 yuan2 of his own money to relatives of Falun Dafa practitioners who were suffering persecution.
Leave darkness behind and walk a bright path
In June 2005, several former CCP officials defected from their posts to protest government policies that persecute Falun Gong.
37-year-old Chen Yonglin was a consular official in charge of political affairs at the Chinese Consulate in Sydney. He left the consulate so he could stop carrying out the CCP-ordered persecution policies against Falun Gong and dissident groups.
Several days later, Hao Fengjun, a former official at the Tianjin City Police Department and at the 610 Office, published an announcement in Melbourne that he was breaking away from the CCP and gave testimony about the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the CCP.
Han Guangsheng, the former head of Shenyang City's Judicial Bureau in Liaoning Province exposed the persecution of Falun Gong to the public. He wrote a public letter to officials at the Longshan Forced Labour Camp in Shenyang City. In the letter he pointed out that "the persecution of Falun Gong is another large-scale persecution of the masses by the CCP after the "anti-rightist movement," the Cultural Revolution, and the June 4th, 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. It is a great crime committed by the CCP and Jiang's Group against the will of heaven and the will of the people." He called on his former subordinates "to follow their conscience and stop assisting the criminal gang and stop persecuting innocent good people. Jiang's era is over, the CCP will soon be rooted out by history; don't follow the CCP to its grave. Please, quit the Party now and stop committing crimes!"
Jiang Zemin and the CCP group have been persecuting Falun Gong practitioners for six years. From the beginning, the persecution was based on lies. Many grassroots police officers and government officials were deceived by lies and participated in this persecution under pressure. As Falun Gong practitioners made tremendous sacrifices and selflessly clarified the truth about Falun Gong, lies were cleared up and people have awakened. They will make the right choice amidst the battle between good and evil. They will choose a bright future for themselves, and the persecution will not last. This is the greatest significance and actual result of widely spreading the truth about the Falun Gong persecution.
Right now, although the persecution is still continuing, the head criminals Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Zhou Yongkang, Liu Jing, Zeng Qinghong, Li Lanqing and others have been served with lawsuits in foreign countries. The international community is taking more solid steps to support and help Falun Gong practitioners. Inside China, many government officials from the highest power circles, mid-level governments and grassroots governments, the 610 Office agents, officials from the justice, judicial and the legal system and the National Security Division have awakened. They are no longer assisting the perpetrators.
The cases mentioned in this article are only the tip of the iceberg. People's changes are a solid predictor of the inevitable failure of the persecution, because lies won't last and good will be rewarded, as evil will reap its own peril.
Falun Dafa teaches compassion. As the CCP collapses, the persecution is drawing to an end and the perpetrators are about to be brought to justice. The Falun Dafa Association pointed out in its October 9th announcement, "...one of the purposes of the sacred Law taught in Falun Gong is to save people, including people in all social statuses. Even for those who have committed wrongdoings, there is still an opportunity for them to abandon the evil path and choose to be good. For all those who have committed crimes against Falun Gong but want now to correct their mistakes, they can submit, under safe circumstances, a guarantee statement or regret letter to Minghui (Clearwisdom Net) or to any regional Falun Dafa Association to be archived. We will not investigate the various crimes of those who are determined to correct their mistakes. However we will continue to monitor their actions."
Falun Dafa is sacred and powerful. The announcement also pointed out, "Heaven's destruction of the CCP is a historical inevitability. Gods must punish those criminals who have sinned against Falun Dafa. Those who refuse to do the right thing and instead continue to follow Jiang's scoundrel regime's persecution policies will be severely punished as perpetrators of unforgivable crimes... From today on, overseas Falun Gong practitioners will file civil or criminal lawsuits against all important government or CCP officials who participate in or continue to implement the persecution of Falun Gong and as a result, commit new crimes in addition to those they have already perpetrated against Falun Gong.."
Some people say that the public announcement by the Falun Dafa Association marks the complete victory of Falun Gong's anti-persecution efforts and heralds the beginning of the prosecution of the perpetrators. This warning has significance for all people, because their final choice will determine their final destiny. There is an end to everything and time passes quickly. Falun Gong's advice and warnings are not jokes. Police officers, perpetrators and government officials who are still persecuting Falun Gong should immediately awaken, cherish the compassion of Falun Dafa, grasp this precious final opportunity, correct their mistakes and make up for them in various ways.
Attention, please look at this issue rationally for the sake of your future!
1. Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party: Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party is a series of essays published in late 2004 that reveal the true nature of the Communist Party. The Nine Commentaries have led millions of people to renounce their membership in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and come to gain a clearer understanding about the wrongful persecution against Falun Gong. "A book that has shocked all Chinese around the world. A book that is disintegrating the Communist Party." http://ninecommentaries.com
2. Yuan is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.
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