The Chinese phrase "zhengzhi" (politics) was created by the Japanese people when they translated the English word "politics" into Chinese characters, which was then indiscriminately copied into the Chinese language. Dr. Sun Yet-Sen held the following view: "The word 'zheng' means public affairs, and the word 'zhi' refers to management; therefore 'zhengzhi' [politics] means managing public affairs."
However, in a Communist society, the meaning of "politics" has been completely altered, and politics has found its way into every aspect of ordinary people's lives. One's life has become a "political life." One's thoughts have become "political thoughts." Morals have also been turned into "political consciousness." The phase "politics" originated in the West, but the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) politics can never be translated into its equivalent English. For example, the CCP's propaganda puts great effort into "raising [people's] political consciousness," and all Chinese people understand it right away what it means. However, when this is translated directly into English, it does not make any sense at all to the Western people.
This is because the Party's "politics" is both an abstract and concrete summary for "holding a highly unanimous view with the CCP." The Party's so-called "political consciousness" means, in plain language, that "one does whatever the Party wants him/her to do."If you want to expose the regime when it tells lies, to clarify the facts when it slanders you, or to call upon people to help stop the persecution launched by the CCP, then you are not in line with the Party and are deemed to have lost "political consciousness." The CCP's politics is everywhere, and it will not allow any political vacuum in people's lives. Therefore, when people step forward to safeguard their own rights, they will label this non-political action as "being political."
"Getting political" is rather a folk phrase, whereas the CCP's official language is "having ulterior political motives." Why they must add the word "ulterior"? Because the people who step forward to oppose the evil deeds of the Party do not aim to take over the state power. Instead, they only want to safeguard their basic legitimate rights, such as the rights to freedom of speech and freedom of belief. Such pursuits absolutely have no political motivation. So the regime has to use the phrase "having ulterior political motives" to condemn people by trumping up a charge. This way the CCP can readily label people as "getting political" and brutally attack them.
Why is it that, once the CCP has labelled people as "getting political," it can then persecute them at will?
The reason is very simple. The political movements launched by the Party, one after another, have deceived people and then coaxed them, over and over again. Moreover, the violence and brutality associated with these movements have changed the Chinese people from being political fanatics to being indifferent to politics. They resent politics, try to avoid politics, and have become unconcerned about politics. Nevertheless, turning from one extreme to the other cannot help them escape the evil regimes political absurd circle. It is just like sitting on a seesaw - no mater which side you slide to, you are still sitting on the seesaw. However, such a mentality has allowed them to become completely obedient politically, which has also enabled the CCP to label all matters concerned with pursuing basic human rights and seeking justice as "getting political."
Over a period of decades, people have formed a fixed pattern in their mind about the CCP's political persecution of people, which is that if the Party persecutes you, you have to endure it and wait until you are redressed by them and wait for being grateful for the redress. Because the regime is the forceful power, you cannot and should not even talk to the CCP about your rights. If you do not go along with this pattern and want to resist the persecution and expose and stop their evil deeds of the, then you have gone beyond the wildest imagination of the people who beg to live under the rule of the CCP. Therefore, you must be "getting political."
Once you are regarded as "getting political," the nature of things change and people's consciences become twisted. The false concept of "getting political" is like a magic potion that can distort the fundamental criteria people use to judge right from wrong. Regardless of how crudely the CCP is persecuting the innocent, how mean their tactics are, and how despicable their actions are and as long as one is believed to "have touched politics" under the definition of the CCP, those who have become confused by the concept of "getting political" would refuse to feel sympathetic towards the victims and refuse to condemn the perpetrators. Instead, they would turn around and criticise the victims and any effort to help and support the victims. It is as if "getting political" is even more frightening than the CCP's killing people.
Such a "twisted conscience" is exactly what the Party wants. In a way, we can say that labelling someone as "getting political" has become a most vicious weapon used to incite people during the "political desolate time" to ignore their atrocity.
Is "getting political" that frightening? We can see that it is precisely because of the continued calls for justice from Falun Gong practitioners and their supporters, as well as their global peaceful appeals, protests, truth-clarification, and lawsuits against those chief culprits in the persecution that the CCP's brutality is effectively restrained. The CCP has paid-off some media entities with money and benefits to keep silent in the face of the Party's crimes against humanity, and some media have even helped the CCP spread its lies. In contrast, the newspapers, TV station, and radio network created and run by Falun Gong practitioners have enabled the truth about Falun Gong, the unprecedented brutal conduct of the CCP in its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, and especially the evil harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners to be exposed worldwide. This has effectively restrained the Communist Party in their unscrupulous evil conduct.
During their nearly eight-year-long anti-persecution efforts, what Falun Gong practitioner have been doing is no more than clarifying the truth, exposing the evil nature of the CCP, and trying to put an end to the persecution. Falun Gong practitioners have no political agenda. As cultivators, they endeavour to let go of any attachment to power in human society. We can see that the Party's theory about "getting political" has misled people into giving tacit consent to or blindly chiming in with the CCP's attack and slander against kind people. Moreover, this has also become a huge obstruction for people to know the truth about Falun Gong. The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party have thoroughly revealed the evil nature of the Communist Party. It has also set off a huge wave of quitting the Communist Party, enabling people to get out of the CCP's "politics" and to completely step out of the twisted political circle of the CCP, so that they can return to a normal way of thinking and a normal life.
If the CCP insists on saying that people's anti-persecution efforts and their efforts to dissolve the evil group and its Party Culture are "getting political," then isn't it true that the more people engage in such "
getting political" activities the better? Isn't it true that such an act of "getting political" is completely doing away with the CCP's politics that constrain and persecute innocent people? Therefore, why not to "get political" in a dignified manner. Once the Party is gone, the "Party politics" will completely disappear as well, and people will regain their normal ability to distinguish right from wrong. Isn't this a great thing?
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