(Clearwisdom.net) The Olympic Games are coming, they are coming, the Internet censorship is lifted, and there are protest zones in the parks...

Only then, under the world's spotlight, did the people see just how severe the persecution of Falun Gong being carried out by the Chinese Communist regime has been over these past nine years, and how ridiculous its information blockade is: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will never lift the ban on Falun Gong-related websites, and Falun Gong practitioners will never be allowed to present their case in the protest zones designated by the regime.

The Communist regime has spared no effort in promoting a false facade of a "prosperous society," and yet it is so weak and has so little confidence in itself that it cannot withstand the slightest criticism in front of the world's people. The whole world knows that Falun Gong practitioners do not fight back when they are beaten or sworn at, and they are just a group of people who cultivate their hearts to become even better people. Why is it that the regime is scared of Falun Gong to this extreme extent?

To put it simply, there are two reasons: First, Falun Gong has exposed the CCP's brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners; secondly, Falun Gong practitioners have laid bare the CCP's hoodlum nature.

Falun Gong websites have exposed the facts of the persecution, and the names, addresses and workplaces of most practitioners who suffered persecution have been verified. The CCP could not deny these facts even if it attempted to. What has been exposed is only the tip of the iceberg, under the difficult conditions of gathering information under the tight Internet blockade and the tragic persecution. It is indeed beyond anyone's wildest imagination just how severe and frenzied the persecution really is. For example, abundant evidence collected has proved that the unprecedented evil practice of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners has been and is still taking place in China. However, the Communist regime absolutely refuses any independent investigation from the outside world and tries its utmost to deceive the world. The regime is scared of Falun Gong for persecuting Falun Gong, and because of this fear, they persecute Falun Gong even more severely, and consequently, the Communist regime has forced itself into a dead end of self destruction. Falun Gong's resistance to the persecution has powerfully exposed the evil nature of the CCP and enabled the whole world to see what it truly is. The CCP relies on lies for its existence and when its lies are exposed the CCP feels that its very existence is threatened. This is why the CCP is most fearful of Falun Gong practitioners' clarifying the facts and is most scared of the truth about Falun Gong being spread into China.

The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party published by the Epoch Times in 2004 have fundamentally exposed the origin of the CCP and its evil conduct and hoodlum nature. Falun Gong practitioners encourage people to quit the CCP and its associated organizations in order to erase the Mark of the Beast so that people will be able to avoid becoming the sacrificial objects when Heaven eliminates the CCP. Falun Gong practitioners, as cultivators, do not have any enemies, but Falun Gong also clearly points out a principle: If humankind does not do something about it, Heaven will. Heaven will eliminate the CCP. This is a universal principle. This is the inevitable fate of the CCP, which persecutes cultivators who are on the path towards godhood. Just like the insolent Roman Empire that was doomed after it began its persecution of the Christians, the elimination of the CCP by Heaven is the inevitable result of the CCP's own actions as it has already cut itself off from all the ways out that Heaven had left open for it. The process of Heaven eliminating the CCP is also the process of the CCP destroying itself.

In 2001, when the Communist regime was bidding for the right to host the Olympic Games, it kept on agreeing that it would improve the human rights situation in China and promised freedom of press and freedom of protest. Yet seven years later, the human rights situation in China only keeps deteriorating. The intensified persecution of Falun Gong is a typical example. Let us take a look at just how shameful the regime's so-called "permission to protest" is. The regime stipulated in its regulations for application for protest that four kinds of people would not be allowed to protest, which included those whose "rally, parade and protest will directly endanger public security or seriously disrupt the social order." However, in the eyes of the CCP, every protest is disrupting the social order (or to be more specific, it is not the social order that the CCP is referring to, but the Party order). Since the regime announced the "protest zones in the parks," there have been numerous reports by the media about rejections of applications. As Internet bloggers have said sarcastically, the regime required that all applications be submitted five days before the opening ceremony, but it did not accept any application until four days before the opening ceremony, so of course the applications would all be automatically rejected as a result.

There is a joke that goes something like this: the Americans say that they have freedom because they can protest against their own President in front of the White House; and the Chinese people say proudly that they also have freedom because they can also protest against the American President on Tiananmen Square. But actually, in today's China, would the Communist regime even dare to allow a protest on Tiananmen Square, even against the American President? It really would not dare to, because the regime is so scared right now that even every blade of grass and tree looks like its enemy. They have no self-confidence at all.

As for those heads of state that the regime invited to the opening ceremony to boost its own morale, some went in exchange for the regime's "selling out China by ceding China's territory." In late July, the Chinese regime and Russia signed the "Supplementary Protocol on Demarcating the Eastern Section Boundary Line between China and Russia," permanently ceding over 1.6 million square kilometres of territory to Russia, an area the equivalent of 40 Taiwans. This is the bargaining chip that the regime used in exchange for Putin's attendance at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games. On June 18, China and Japan signed the "East China Sea Agreement" to sell out the oil field in the East China Sea, and soon afterwards the Japanese Prime Minister expressed that he would attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. The regime stepped in to relieve the mortgage crisis in the U.S. in a disguised form. By June 30, 2007, China had become the largest foreign creditor of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in the U.S., holding a total of 376 billion U.S. dollars. No wonder President Bush insisted on attending the open ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games! The French President Nicolas Sarkozy was undecided about whether to attend the Beijing Olympic Games or not. However, after Hu Jintao met with him in private during a summit meeting in Japan, he suddenly announced that he would attend the Olympic Games after all. All secrets will come out eventually.

Usually the Olympic Games are hosted by countries that are stable and confident in their power, but the Communist regime uses the Olympic Games to pretend to be stable and have self-confidence. The CCP is using the Olympics to find its "self-confidence" for suppressing people. This is an insult to the Olympic Spirit, an insult to the hundreds of millions of Chinese people who are being persecuted as well as their family members and friends. It is also a challenge to the conscience of the world.