Commentary: Violence Only Strengthens Righteous Belief and Accelerates Perpetrators' Self-Destruction (Warning: Graphic Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) For her belief in Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, Ms. Gao Rongrong of Shenyang was shocked by electric baton for near 7 hours by Longshan Labor Camp's guards and a large portion of her facial skin was consequently severely burned.
According to a Clearwisdom Net report on May 7, 2004, Shenyang Falun Gong practitioner Gao Rongrong, 36, was called to the guards' office by Tang Yubao, deputy director of the 2nd major brigade of Langshan Labor Camp, and Jiang Zhaohua, a subdivision leader. She was handcuffed to a caliduct and subject to torture. From 3 p.m. to after 9 p.m., Tang and Jiang continuously shocked Gao with electric batons for near 7 hours. Her face soon swelled to such an extent that her eyes could nearly open. Her face was covered with blisters and blood; her cellmates couldn't even recognize her.
Comparing Ms. Gao's photos before and after the incident, I believe that everyone with a sense of justice would be shocked by the brutality of Jiang's state terrorism. One may imagine: During the 7 hours, in order to force Ms. Gao to give up Falun Gong, the guards used tortures of extreme brutality. From her photo after the incident, we can see how brutal the guards were and their intention was to let the victim suffer for the rest of her life.
Reportedly, Li Fengshi, director of Longshan Labor Camp, told Gao Rongrong: "This is an autocratic institution; we won't be relenting in the use of handcuffs and electric batons. I don't believe we can't convert you." We have to acknowledge that the perpetrators indeed have mighty resources: handcuffs, electric batons, crooked police and criminals who act according to the authorities' orders, prisons, courts, etc. However, all these become so trivial facing Ms. Gao's righteous belief.
What does it tell us when the most powerful state machine and most brutal torture methods couldn't change a group's belief? We can imagine, during those excruciating 7 hours, Gao Rongrong went through every second with pain throughout her body, spirit, and heart. We may ask what helped her to defeat agony, intimidation, desperation, and humiliation.
During his concluding remarks of the Canadian lawsuit charging deputy Chinese Consul for libel, attorney Michael Bergman said that if one had to use imprisonment and torture to change them, it shows that their belief must be so unshakable and their faith must be so very powerful that they can so unbreakable. From practitioners' testimony, we can conclude that Falun Dafa is such a great belief, which can drive practitioners to seek for beauty.
Over the past 5 years, it is the belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance" which encourages countless Falun Gong practitioners to stand up and confront evil in a peaceful and rational manner.
Falun Gong practitioner Wang Yuzhi was illegally arrested three times for her Falun Gong practice and she was subject to force-feeding and many other torture methods. She was eventually rescued to Canada. When recounting her experience, she said: "I knew that if I surrendered and acted against my will, by writing a 'guarantee to sever with Falun Gong' and by criticizing Falun Gong, then I would be spared some of the pressure from Jiang Zemin's regime. But I never considered that. I know as long as I am alive, I will follow 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance.' I will never give in to lies and evil."
"Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" is good. Facing pressure and intimidation, however, many forgot its value. On the contrary, Falun Gong practitioners won't forget. The unyielding faith and courage demonstrated by Falun Gong practitioners during the persecution serves as a big blow to the state terrorism.
This type of atrocity exposes the darkness and emptiness of perpetrators' spirits, and it is the last show of their criminal nature. However, violence can only speed up evil's self-destruction. The fate of all the perpetrators of the persecution is miserable, while practitioners who have gone through the tribulation will shine brightly in history.
Viewing the atrocity, more people with a sense of justice won't remain silent to the Jiang regime's state terrorism. The evil will surely be defeated by goodness and the day to bring Jiang's regime to justice will soon arrive.
More information on Gao Rongrong's case is available at: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/7/12/50141.html