Educator in Flushing: I Admire Them (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) On June 14, 2008, approximately 3,000 Falun Gong practitioners and supporters held a large-scale parade and rally in Flushing, New York. Many passersby expressed their support for Falun Gong. Flushing resident Mr. Huang was one of them. Mr. Huang has been working in the educational field for many years. When he passed by the rally venue, he smiled and greeted Falun Gong practitioners with a thumbs-up gesture.
On June 14, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners held a large-scale anti-persecution parade in Flushing
Mr. Huang told the reporter, "Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted in China. It is a fact, nobody can deny it. Then when they are subjected to the unreasonable persecution, they are brave enough to resist the Chinese Communist regime, and step forward to speak for themselves. It is very precious and rare in China. If only for this point, I admire them."
Mr. Huang, originally from Sichuan Province, has been a teacher for many years. Regarding the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) instigating mobs to besiege and assault Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing, he said that the CCP intended to shift public focus away from its own responsibility related to the earthquake disaster in Sichuan, including its covering up the fact that there were earthquake predictions, and its failures in disaster relief afterwards.
He pointed out that there are three types of people involved in the attack on Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing. One includes those who have been directly used by the CCP, the CCP spies and thugs. Another type are children or relatives of senior Chinese officials in mainland China; that is to say, they are beneficiaries of the CCP tyranny. They have squandered Chinese people's hard-earned money here [in the United States]. They certainly work desperately for the CCP for the sake of their own benefits. The third type of people are those who have been deceived by the CCP; they do not have a high education level and their "patriotic" sentiment was instigated by the CCP and turned them into accomplices of the CCP. They are actually the victims of the CCP.
Mr. Huang discussed the issue of the CCP media falsifying reports of practitioners' banners, which originally read, "Heaven will eliminate the CCP," to "Heaven will eliminate China," in an attempt to frame Falun Gong practitioners. Mr. Huang said that only two types of people held signs reading "Heaven will eliminate China." "One were those with ulterior motives, the others are idiots." He said that Falun Gong practitioners would absolutely not do such things. As the CCP was unable to find any evidence to prove that Falun Gong is not good, and as it could not justify its persecution of Falun Gong, so it fabricated lies.
Mr. Huang had learned about Falun Gong before the CCP started the persecution [in 1999]. Many of his friends practiced Falun Gong. Since the persecution began, these friends have been subjected to severe persecution for persisting in their belief in Falun Gong. Some cannot go home and live away from home to avoid the persecution.
Another Flushing resident who came to the U.S. a year ago said that there were Falun Gong practitioners in his previous workplace. He had seen their changes after practicing Falun Gong. For example, some people were selfish before, but they became no longer selfish after practicing Falun Gong. From their positive changes, he knew that Falun Gong is good.
He said that the United States is a free and democratic society and everyone here has the right to express their views. He feels that those people who attacked Falun Gong practitioners used indecent means, which are also illegal. He pointed out that even animals are able to protect their same species, but these mobs even attacked their own compatriots; they behaved worse than animals.
At the same time, he also pointed out that from a historical point of view, the CCP's suppression of Falun Gong is actually counter-productive. Instead of disappearing, Falun Gong has grown stronger and stronger.
He said, "We certainly do not want China to be in chaos, but we do not want to see that Chinese people are persecuted. You [Falun Gong practitioners] must keep up with your efforts, so China will have hope."
Before leaving, he told the reporter that he had withdrawn from the CCP, and when he goes back to China several months from now, he will tell people around him about what he had seen here in the United States.