My Experience in Quitting the CCP
(Clearwisdom.net) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997 in China. I would like to share my experience of withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
As soon as I saw Teacher's new article, "Turning the Wheel Toward the Human World," I thought that I should declare my withdrawal from the CCP. I clarified the truth to my colleagues, and informed them about the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. One of my colleagues asked me, "Now that you think the CCP is not good, why do you still remain a CCP member?" I said that I was thinking of withdrawing my membership but then realized that this might be a hint from Teacher through an ordinary person. When I got home, I saw an article about a fellow practitioner's experience of withdrawing from the CCP. He had declared his withdrawal on the website set up for this purpose and in his institution as well. I thought that a thorough withdrawal in this manner was correct, as it would pave the way for other people to also quit the party. After some deliberation, I decided to deliver my withdrawal statement to the party organization.
First, I handed in my withdrawal statement to the group head of the Party and told her the truth about why I was withdrawing. She did not dare to accept it and asked me to deliver it to the local Party Secretary. When the other CCP members in our workplace heard of this they said, "Are you crazy? If you really do that, all of us will get into trouble with the leaders." I had not realized the CCP's evil policy of involving others through intimidation and peer pressure. Not wanting anybody else to get involved, I decided to handle this matter myself.
When I went back home, I wondered why the group head had not accepted the statement. After studying the Fa, I became clear that my actions were not aligned with the standard of the Fa and with the three things required by Teacher. The problem was that I had the attachments of fear and of validating myself. These attachments had to be given up, so I thought it would be better to just quit the CCP first, and then this could be used as an introduction for clarifying the truth of Falun Gong and the Nine Commentaries. Consequently, the Secretary accepted my statement. I then clarified the truth to the deputy head of the Party. From then on, I have never attended any activities of the CCP, and have quit the evil Party completely.