It has been more than seven years since Jiang Zemin and his accomplices in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. The day of the beginning of the persecution was July 20th, 1999. Many kindhearted people are sympathetic towards Falun Gong practitioners who are cruelly persecuted. But, they cannot understand or relate to the fact that Falun Gong practitioners continue to brave danger and risk their personal freedom and even life in order to clarify the truth about Falun Gong, and expose the CCP's lies and hate propaganda against Falun Gong. Some people think it is a lost cause, that it is unnecessary and is looking for trouble.
The truth is that we Falun Gong practitioners do not clarify the truth to fellow Chinese people in order to vent our grief and anger. We are by no means trying to be heroes. This does not mean we have nothing to lose or that we don't know the value of freedom and life. We are willing to risk our personal freedom, welfare and life to persevere in clarifying the truth to the Chinese people for one purpose and one purpose only: to be kind to our fellow Chinese people.
Since day one, our revered Teacher Mr. Li Hongzhi taught us to be pure and kind. We are required to attain "selflessness and altruism" in our cultivation. This is the very reason why we value other people's future and welfare above ours.
Out of our kindness for fellow Chinese people and the rest of the world, we find it impossible for us to sit comfortably at home and watch millions of fellow Falun Gong practitioners suffer from the evil CCP's brutalities.
Since July 20th, 1999, Jiang Zemin and his accomplices in the CCP have applied the most brutal physical and mental tortures ever seen in history on kindhearted Falun Gong practitioners in order to make them renounce their belief. At present in China, more than 100 different kinds of torture methods are used on Falun Gong practitioners, including long-term sleep deprivation and shocking practitioners simultaneously with several high-voltage stun batons for a long time in sensitive places, including the mouth, chest, armpits, breasts and private parts. They use all kinds of handcuffs and shackles, such as "smoke pipe cuff," "wolf fang handcuff" and "back cuff." They use rubber clubs, wolf fang clubs, the dungeon, the water dungeon, the "dead person's bed" and sitting planks to torture the practitioners. They use leather whips, copper wires, steel bars, thorny plants, spiked bamboo sticks and "tying the rope" to torture the practitioners. They hammer metal nails under the practitioners' fingernails, they pinch the practitioners' bodies with pliers; they pull out the practitioners' nails with pliers and lock them up in solitary confinement; they force practitioners to sit on metal chairs, they force-feed the practitioners (using non-medical plastic tubes) with pepper sauce, concentrated saline solution, human urine and feces. They inject and force-feed Falun Gong practitioners drugs, which are damaging to their central nervous system. There are many other forms of torture.
Since July 2000, Falun Gong practitioners have continuously been tortured, injured, disabled and killed in China. Despite the CCP's information blockade, we have managed to verify that, as of August 25th, 2006, at least 2,943 Falun Gong practitioners had been tortured to death. 54.47% of them were female and 56.96% of them were senior citizens. On the average, 34 Falun Gong practitioners are verified as being tortured to death every month. The deaths occur across China in over 30 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities.
According to The Falun Gong Report 2002, "In the persecution of Falun Gong, the PRC government's violence against women has reached an extreme, both in terms of its prevalence and of cruelty to the victims. Police brutality against women is so rampant that very few of the hundreds of thousands of detained female Falun Gong practitioners have been spared form some form of violations, such as the humiliation of being stripped naked (sometimes for extended periods), the denial of sanitary napkins, sexual humiliation and rape threats, or beating and kicking to breasts and genitals. In more severe cases, female practitioners were raped or gang raped by police, shocked by electric batons inserted into the vagina, tortured by forceful scraping with hard brushes inserted into the vagina, or were stripped naked and thrown into the male criminal jail cells. One woman who has survived these grotesque tortures said, 'One cannot imagine the sinister nature of the the police.'"
As of today, the ruthless persecution against Falun Gong practitioners still goes on. Additional brutalities continue to befall fellow Falun Gong practitioners in China. How could we possibly turn a blind eye and ignore such atrocities? We are risking our personal safety and persevering in our work to expose the persecution because we must awaken the Chinese people's conscience to stop the cold-blooded persecution together.
From another perspective, clarifying the truth about the CCP's persecution against Falun Gong practitioners is more than stopping the persecution. By doing so, we are also trying to spare more kindhearted people from the CCP's persecution.
Since the CCP took power in China in 1949, it has been persecuting the Chinese people. The persecution continues to escalate over time because of the CCP's brutal nature and because of the Chinese people's tacit approval and acceptance. For over four decades of the CCP's rule, each time the CCP swings its baton or blade at an innocent group of Chinese people, no victim dared to step out and put a stop to it or reveal the CCP's crimes. The victims always tacitly accepted and endured the persecution. Such tacit approval only encourages the CCP in its crimes. As a result, the CCP grows all the more unscrupulous and rampant in its persecution. Looking back at history, that the CCP is capable of persecuting over 100 million Falun Gong practitioners in China has something to do with the Chinese people's tacit acceptance and approval over the past four decades. Tacit approval will only fuel the CCP's evil. With that in mind, if we fail to reveal and stop the CCP's persecution against Falun Gong practitioners, tomorrow the CCP might persecute more Chinese people. We cannot bear to see other people suffering the same persecution we have suffered.
Out of our kindness for the Chinese people and the rest of the world, we cannot sit idly and watch Jiang Zemin and his accomplices in the CCP ruin the Chinese people's future by continuing their persecution against Falun Gong practitioners.
On the surface, the victims of the persecution are Falun Gong practitioners. In fact, that's not true. All people share the feeling that the moral standards of society are going downhill; and many people are going down with it. The practitioners are reversing that trend by being good people. As a result, moral standards are improving, which helps stabilise society. If the persecution does not allow these people to believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, who would want to be kind? Who would even want to be a good person? How could society maintain moral standards and social conscience? If people only care about themselves, and do not feel guilty about doing bad things, how can we feel safe? What will happen to happiness? Therefore, Falun Gong practitioners are not the only victims; all Chinese people, including the perpetrators of the persecution and the rest of humanity, are victims. As people who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, how can the practitioners do nothing about such a situation?
Out of our kindness for fellow Chinese people and the rest of the world, we cannot bear to watch people condemned to Hell because they fall prey to the CCP's lies or succumb to participating in its persecution against good people who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Many people believe that it is an eternal truth that good will be ultimately rewarded with good and evil will meet with due retribution. Nowadays, no matter how people look at Falun Gong, most people embrace Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which are the essence of traditional Chinese culture and the essence of humanity. On the other hand, what does it mean to be against Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance? Isn't that embracing lies, evil, and violence?
If you believe what Jiang's regime says, and dislike Falun Gong and its practitioners, are you doing a good thing or a bad thing? Since good will be met with good, evil with retribution, what will await you in the future? Even if you don't agree with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, doesn't our constitution give people the right to believe in it? When you are trampling people's freedom and rights, is that good or bad? What will await you? How can Falun Gong practitioners, with their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, witness people being deceived and used and hurting themselves and their families, without clarifying the truth to them?
Rulers of the Roman Empire repeatedly persecuted the kindhearted Christians. By doing so, they brought terrible plagues upon the Roman Empire, which ultimately destroyed the empire.
According to history, the Roman tyrant Nero persecuted Christians between 54-68 A.D. Nero started a fire in Rome and pointed the finger at Christians. To further incite people's hatred towards Christians, Nero had Roman theoreticians fabricate vicious rumours against Christians, such as Christians killing babies, drinking their blood and eating their flesh when they worshipped God. They also spread the rumour that Christians were addicted to alcohol and committed incest. They projected all the Roman society's sins and vices onto the Christians. Nero even had a large number of living Christians thrown into ancient Rome stadium and fed to hungry lions. Ancient Roman moguls laughed heartily as they watched Christians being torn and eaten alive by the lions. The subsequent rulers of Rome, such as Marcus Aurelius, Decius and Diocletian continued to persecute the Christians. The persecution was followed by severe plagues. In the final plague, all the persecutors and their accomplices suffered karmic retribution and died. The final plague spread to the rest of Europe. The severe toll on the lives of Roman people finally caused the Roman Empire to collapse. Those kindhearted people who did not persecute the Christians were spared from the deadly plagues.
History often repeats itself. Since July of 1999, when Jiang Zemin started the persecution of Falun Gong, natural disasters have been continuously occurring in China. Think about it. Isn't it reminiscent of the plague of the Roman Empire? Isn't Heaven warning the villains about their brutalities against Falun Gong practitioners? In fact, since July of 1999, many Chinese people involved in the persecution and their accomplices have received karmic retribution. Media outside of China have reported their cases. People within China do not know about this because the CCP regime blocks the flow of information within and into the country. Falun Gong practitioners do not want more people to be punished, and therefore, they step forward and risk their lives to awaken people's consciences and righteous thoughts.
Like everybody else, Falun Gong practitioners have families, know the preciousness of freedom, and look forward to a happy life. Falun Gong practitioners know the price they have to pay for appealing to the government and telling people the truth. With our suffering, if we can awaken our fellow countrymen so they can have a bright future, we think it's worth our efforts.
A Falun gong practitioner once wrote in an open letter, "Dear Country, we wish that in our motherland, moral standards could be restored and people would treat each other with kindness. Only this can bring hope to the country. For the future of the country, please give Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance the position it deserves. We don't wish to emphasise the injustice and brutalities we have suffered, but we will have no regrets if we can awaken more Chinese people's righteous thoughts and conscience with our sacrifice."
May all the Chinese people and the rest of the world have a bright future. This is the wish that comes from the hearts of Falun Gong practitioners.
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