(Clearwisdom.net) The Chinese government has long been deceiving people using a "principle" that sacrifices the interests of the minority for the benefit of the majority. Does that sound reasonable?

For example, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes Falun Gong, and many people that subscribe to the CCP's philosophy believe that it is fine for a minority to suffer for the good of the majority. Therefore, many in China are unwilling to accept the truth about Falun Gong and the persecution. They do not want to think about it, and some are even involved or take part in the persecution of Falun Gong, due to their acceptance of the CCP's twisted logic.

What is wrong with the logic of "sacrificing the interests of the minority for the benefit of the majority?" To begin with, this only makes any sense if the interest of the minority is in conflict with that of the majority. If there is no conflict, then this logic becomes invalid and unreasonable.

Falun Gong believes in Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. Not only do Falun Gong's interests not have any conflict with that of the majority, it is a benefit to the nation, society and the people. Falun Gong practitioners are against the persecution they face, and simply protest to regain their legal rights. Their interests are not in conflict at all with the general populace.

Some people say that if the CCP does not persecute Falun Gong, it would have to persecute other people, since it has to have an "enemy" to engage in its infamous "class struggle." In that case, isn't this a great indictment of the CCP?

Let's say that a mother has ten daughters, and one daughter is brutally beaten by her stepfather every day. If you justify it by saying that if the thug did not beat this daughter, he would do it to the other daughters instead, what mother in the world would be satisfied with that?

Who is the real "minority"?

The "majority" and "minority" are defined by the CCP as it sees fit. In reality, Falun Gong practitioners and the society as a whole have the same interests, and they are the "majority". The interest of the CCP is fundamentally different from that of the people it rules. In other words, the mother, the victimized daughter and the other daughters all share the same interests. The only person who has different interests is the stepfather. Only by stopping his vicious deeds will the family gain peace and harmony. Following the same reasoning, only when everyone comes together to stop the CCP will the people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The communist party theory of "sacrificing the interests of minority for the benefit of the majority" is actually "sacrificing the general populace's interests for the benefit of the CCP."

A friend's mother came to visit her from China, and she did not quite understand why Falun Gong practitioners expose the evil of CCP. She thinks that she leads a normal life, so why should she care about this? However, when she heard that a famous lawyer wrote a letter to the public relating accounts of sexual abuse suffered by many Falun Gong practitioners, she asked her daughter to read it to her. As a mother she was jolted awake by the brutal sexual abuse perpetrated by the CCP. I now believe that she will no longer agree with the CCP's so-called "interests of the majority". The true "minority" is the CCP.

On February 04, 2006