Who Is Truly Controlling the Minds of the People in China -- Part Four
Part 1: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/8/2/50927.html
Part 2: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/8/3/50972.html
Part 3: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/8/4/50995.html
While selling fallacies, Jiang's group also utilizes modern technologies and the national propaganda machine that it controls to filter and block the spread of the facts about Falun Gong. On one hand, during the early stages of the suppression of Falun Gong, they destroyed numerous books, audiotapes and videotapes about Falun Gong teachings to prevent people from understanding what Falun Gong is. On the other hand, they have blocked all overseas websites that publish Falun Gong facts, especially those run by Falun Gong practitioners. They have employed an army of Internet police to monitor the Internet and persecute Falun Gong practitioners who risk their lives to spread the truth about Falun Gong. People have been jailed for merely sending a single email regarding Falun Gong. (One example is Mr. He Lizhi, the husband of Canadian resident Zhang Li). These practitioners may die of brutal beatings simply because they sent New Year's greeting cards that carry the words, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." (One example is Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Jie from Helongjiang province.) They may be brutally tortured to death as a result of tapping into the TV system to tell the truth about Falun Gong that cannot be publicized via normal channels. (One example is Mr. Liu Chengjun.) This tight information control is unprecedented and has covered up the Jiang group's bloody persecution of Falun Gong for the last five years. As a result, most Chinese do not know about the persecution at all; many people don't even believe that persecution as brutal as that mentioned above could even happen in modern China.
Another means of suppressing and eradicating Falun Gong is to control people's behavior. While it does not hesitate to persecute Falun Gong practitioners who are brave enough to clarify the facts of the persecution by utilizing legal channels and defending their rights, Jiang's group has been exploiting the Communist Party's tradition of launching massive political movements. They have organized large-scale activities: groups watching movies, mass denouncement, and the Million People's Petition Drive, etc. to force the people of the whole nation to become their accomplices. Whoever doesn't support their crimes, or whoever dares to express their sympathy and support for Falun Gong will be severely punished.
To prevent Falun Gong practitioners from going to Beijing to appeal, the authorities have placed pictures of the founder of Falun Gong on the ground at bus stops, at the entrances of train stations and passenger loading platforms, so that passengers will have to walk on them. In this way, they can tell which passengers are Falun Gong practitioners, for genuine Falun Gong practitioners would never disrespect their founder by stepping on his picture. As a result, they can easily single out Falun Gong practitioners and arrest them. For instance, the railroad system of Jilin Province has printed words that vilify Falun Gong on the back of the train tickets. Every passenger has to read these words.
According to an investigation by the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG), the policy of the East China Normal University for the 2003 postgraduate student admission clearly stated that all applicants must present their position and their understanding of major political issues such as Falun Gong. To avoid condemnation from the international community for their persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and to deceive the world, Jiang's group has done their best to foster support across the country by organizing the so-called "Million People Petition." As WOIPFG reported, the "Million People Petition" began in Beijing on January 1, 2001, and was then spread across the nation. By mid-March of 2001 when the United Nations Human Rights Conference was held in Geneva, the "China Anti-Cult Association" (CACA, disguised as an ordinary people's organization, but sponsored and supported by the government) brought in one ton (100 rolls) of cloth with, as the organizer claimed, as many as 1.5 million signatures, which is equivalent to one thousandth of the Chinese population. According to the report, given that the Chinese government had by then already banned any organized activities across provinces, such a massive petition must have received tremendous support from the authorities. For example, in Tianjin, the Municipal Communist Youth organization directly organized the petition, while in Jiangxi Province, the signing processes occurred in the provincial government building. In the higher education system, the Minister of Education and the local educational authorities also helped to organize the petition.
To achieve their goal of mentally controlling the populace, Jiang's group has taken advantage of the people's trust in the national media and instigated hatred towards Falun Gong practitioners. This hatred has, in the past five years, not only spread to the whole country through the official channels of the central and local governments, the CCP committees and Communist Youth committees, the educational system, the entertainment system, CACA, labor unions, women's associations, and various other official organizations, but has been exported overseas as well. As stated by the WOIPFG reports, on February 6, 2001, under the personal direction of Wang Maolin, the Chairman of the "610 Office" of the Central Government, Zhou Qiang, the First Secretary of the Central Communist Youth, and Zhao Yong, the Chairman of the Secretariat of the Central Committee (of the CCP), about eight million youngsters from nearly one thousand communities of the one hundred largest metropolitan areas were incited to participate in the anti-Falun Gong propaganda movement. On a single day, they hung over 500,000 posters, distributed over ten million flyers, and organized over two hundred public gatherings to vilify Falun Gong. In February 2001, some young people who were coerced and exploited, without knowing any of the truth about Falun Gong, helped launch the "Twelve Million People Petition" signature campaign in 1,500 youth organizations in the one hundred largest metropolitan areas. The signers of that petition pledged to "Not Believe, Not Spread, and To Suppress" (the Falun Gong teachings). By exploiting these youngsters, the authorities have spread the "Anti-Falun Gong" movement across the nation.
Because of Jiang's personal jealousy of Falun Gong's popularity, violence and hatred has been deeply infused into the entire Chinese society. After the staged "Self-Immolation" incident, the criticism of Falun Gong turned into the condemnation of Falun Gong. This terrible piece of propaganda covered every corner of China through every possible medium, including radio stations, TV stations, and newspapers, and has lead many people to lose their calm and rational thinking on the Falun Gong issue. Falun Gong practitioners who strive hard to cultivate themselves to become good citizens not only lost respect and understanding from the people in their communities, but also became the target of overwhelming hatred.
Finally, always wanting to control people's thoughts, Jiang's group routinely uses brainwashing techniques against Falun Gong practitioners. This has been thoroughly analyzed in the previous sections of this discussion. In addition, Jiang's group has been selling its slander of Falun Gong to the entire citizenry, including children. The money spent on this and the way it is being done is indeed unprecedented. What is their goal? Clearly, it is to force the population to accept their lies about Falun Gong, unconditionally and without reservation. It is to control people's thoughts and to coerce them to become complicit in persecuting Falun Gong.
As evidenced by these numerous facts, it is not Falun Gong that mentally and spiritually controls the people in modern China. Rather, it is Jiang's group that has been suppressing and persecuting Falun Gong. Despite the Jiang group's clamor for "anti-cult" vigilance, their actions closely resemble those of cults. In spite of their claims that they are helping Falun Gong practitioners to "get rid of the mental control," they are actually engaging in brainwashing people. In fact, due to their extensive methods of brainwashing, Jiang's group can quite arguably be considered an "evil cult." Like the outdated "Anti-Feudalism" and "Anti-Superstition" slogans and movements, the "Anti-Cult" and "Anti-Mental Control" movements are merely current political clubs and slanderous appellations with which Jiang's group uses to persecute Falun Gong practitioners.
All kind-hearted people, please watch out for hypocrites who are waving the flag of "Anti-cult and Anti-mental control," but who themselves are committing the crimes of evil cults. Please wake up from their mental control!
Written on June 11, 2004; Revised on July 7, 2004