Exchanging Views with Fellow Practitioners on the Issue of Donations to Earthquake Disaster Areas

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On July 11 the Minghui website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net) published an article entitled "A Dafa Practitioner's Action of Donating Money to Earthquake Disaster Areas Moved the Villagers." The practitioner twice donated money, on his own initiative, to the village party committee. This helped the village leaders get out of their dilemma of collecting their quota of donations. The village leaders were very grateful to the practitioner and said they would protect the practitioner. As a result of this practitioner's act, the accountant of the village quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

On the issue of disaster relief, there was discussion on whether fellow practitioners should or should not donate money on their own initiative. Some practitioners held that if we were able to send the money directly to the disaster areas or if we could entrust the village leaders who have learned the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong to deliver the money to the hands of the earthquake victims to help them directly, there is no problem with that. However, whenever a disaster occurs the communist regime will always try, first of all, to ensure that its power is not threatened instead of focusing on the suffering of the people in the disaster areas. It will always use deceptive methods to deceive the Chinese people. It boasts about how great, glorious and correct it is by exposing a handful of corrupt officials during the process of delivering the money donated by the people at home and abroad, to win the trust of the people. However, its ulterior motive was to put aside part of the donated money to be a supplementary fund for persecuting Falun Gong. The attacks on Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing, New York were another proof of this trick. Council General Peng Keyu paid 90 US dollars per day per person to hire mobs to harass and attack practitioners abroad. In addition, the communist regime used economic benefits to entice Eutelsat to stop broadcasting NTDTV's Chinese programming to China on its W5 satellite.

After the Sichuan earthquake, the communist regime tried very hard to ensure the "safety" of the Beijing Olympic Games and constructed some Olympic image-building projects. At the same time, it used the money donated to the earthquake disaster areas to encourage some officials and policemen who did not know the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong to arrest the practitioners. According to the statistics listed in the "Collection of Comprehensive Reports" by the Minghui website on July 14, the number of practitioners who have been arrested, sentenced and tortured more than doubled during this period. After sharing with each other, we held that practitioners must be in line with the status of the everyday society and donate whatever amount of money other people at your workplace, neighbourhood or village donate.

Regarding the fact that the village leaders were moved by the practitioner's initiative in donating the money, even though they expressed their wish to protect the practitioners, they were simply grateful for the practitioner who helped them to fulfil the task given by the CCP. They did not really understand that when the money went to the CCP departments it would be used to crack down on dissidents. They might not know that the CCP has always acted with utter disregard for human life. Therefore, practitioners must clarify the truth to the village leaders and expose how the CCP withheld the truth of the earthquake disaster. Practitioners should let the village leaders really know the evil crimes committed by the CCP. Only when they understand the truth will they be led to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

I would also like to take this opportunity to expose the persecution of Falun Gong by CCP officials from our local post office. After the earthquake in Sichuan Province, the post office began to collect donations. One practitioner signed the donor name as "a Dafa practitioner." As a result, the head of the post office ordered that this donor be found in an effort to persecute him/her. When they failed to find the practitioner, the post office fired the clerk who handled the donation.

If I have not handled anything well in this article, please feel free to comment and correct.

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