Involved in Politics?
(Clearwisdom.net) If a government official killed a member of your family and you go out to expose his crime or even sue him in court, who can say you are involved in politics? Can you equate suing a murderer who happens to be a government official with participating in politics or going against the government? Of course you can't. During the past five years, Jiang's gang has persecuted at least 1,000 Falun Gong practitioners to death. Shouldn't we expose and sue this gang of murderers? How can this be politics?
It is known that Falun Gong practitioners have no aspirations for political power, nor will they in the future. Falun Gong practitioners have no intention of founding their own political party either. They have no political agenda whatsoever -- they simply seek an end to the bloody persecution waged against them.
Some democracy activists ask, "Why don't you Falun Gong people join us? If democracy is established in China, won't you have freedom of belief then?" However, a democracy movement is just a secular activity in the human world, but Falun Gong goes beyond the human world. The basic idea of democracy assumes that human nature is evil, and that absolute power will lead to absolute corruption; therefore, there must be separation of power to monitor people who have various powers. On the other hand, Falun Gong teaches people to elevate their moral character, and become better and better people. If Falun Gong had participated in politics, we wouldn't have had persisted until today, and our spiritual belief wouldn't have remained pure.
We only ask that officials who have participated in the persecution of Falun Gong are held responsible for their misdeeds and are eventually brought justice. Since we do not get involved in politics, we do not have any prejudice as to who is good or bad. Everyone is choosing between good and evil and everyone is positioning his or her future. Of course, under the existing dictatorship, it is difficult for Chinese officials to make a right decision. But we do hope they can make a correct choice, and not be deceived by temporary political interests. This is why Falun Gong practitioners are compassionate to Chinese officials. Even for those who helped persecute Falun Gong practitioners, practitioners also use compassion to keep advising them to stop doing evil.
Falun Gong does not get involved in politics. This is simply our principle.