Baoding City's Revealing Exhibition
(Clearwisdom.net) On the eve of the tenth World Falun Dafa Day on May 13, the 610 Office in Baoding City held an internal exhibition in the city museum. The local authorities placed on display books, truth-clarifying materials, computers, televisions, printers, satellite receivers and other items confiscated from Falun Gong practitioners, separated by item type and the neighborhoods that they came from. This was done for the administrators at the city, district, county, village, and street committee level, requesting them to pay close attention to the movement of key Falun Gong practitioners and to closely follow a recent directive to make sure that Falun Gong practitioners are not allowed to be found innocent in any legal trial.
Part of the purpose of this exhibition was to convince the attendees that such a large amount of confiscated equipment could not have been funded by individuals. They made the usual accusation that Falun Gong practitioners were financially supported by "Western capitalist governments." Nothing could be further from the truth. I personally know a practitioner in her fifties, who lives in a mountainous area. She gets up at four a.m. each morning to make tofu, and then pedals into town to sell the tofu to make ends meet. Over the last few years, she has spent nearly 10,000 yuan on producing materials about Falun Gong and exposing the persecution. When asked why she did this, she told me, "I was saved by Falun Gong on the doorstep of death. I owe my life to Falun Gong, so when they attacked Falun Gong and Master Li, how could I not go to Beijing to appeal? How could I not save all of my money to expose the persecution?" Her words were so simple, yet heartfelt. This is the typical mindset of a Falun Gong practitioner, backed by the power of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance, who uses everything at her disposal to validate Dafa and help more people benefit from practicing Falun Gong.
It was also told to the attendees that confiscating practitioners' property and imprisoning them was a part of "upholding the law." However, there is no actual law that defines Falun Gong as an illegal organization or a cult. Jiang Zemin declared Falun Gong as a public enemy and an illegal organization, but he has never had the authority to make law or create the infamous 610 Office. Without any legal basis whatsoever, Falun Gong practitioners have been subjected to the most brutal persecution over the last ten years. In Baoding alone, 92 practitioners have been verified to have died as a result of the persecution, 478 suffered a permanent disability, 77 were sent to prison, 385 were sent to forced labor camp, 22 were sent to mental hospitals, 2,099 were illegally detained, and 1,327 had their homes ransacked.
So why have the practitioners still persisted in spending their time and money on clarifying the truth, even while facing grave danger? The bottom line is that what is righteous will always triumph over evil. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has no regard for virtue and morality, and relies on money to buy people's loyalty. Falun Gong practitioners are selfless in their words and deeds, and are using their sincere hearts to save sentient beings. When seen in that context and facing the power of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance, the CCP truly has no chance at all.