The persecution of Falun Gong directly concerns each and every one of us. It is not only that millions of people are deprived of their most fundamental human rights. Nor is it merely the issue that the Jiang Zemin regime is trying to force every level of society to carry out its unconstitutional persecution. It is more. It is a direct assault on human morality. It is a direct assault on the principles of Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance.

A dramatic confrontation is taking place in China between two extreme opposites. On the one hand there is a group of people that promotes violent oppression. On the other hand there are those who tirelessly strive to become more peaceful and kind. On the one hand there is a government that uses every means at its disposal to lie and deceive its populace, as well as the global community. On the other hand there are those who refuse to lie, even if it would keep them from being tortured and sent to labor camps. At one end, there are perpetrators who beat, rape, torture, and murder innocent people. At the other end, there are those, who in enduring over two years of inhumane brutality, have not once retaliated with violence. Jiang Zemin, his policy and his followers have brought hatred, destruction and carnage to innumerable lives. They target their attack on a practice, a person, and practitioners who have brought better lives to people.

It is extremely rare to witness such a dramatic confrontation between good and evil. With this clash taking place, it is critical that the world's people choose a correct stance. One cannot expect to have a bright future if one does not stand up for what is right. Neutrality does not exist. If you are remaining silent, you are siding with the perpetrators.

I am here, with others, to say that Falun Gong is good. I am here not for political interest, but rather to say that the persecution is vile and unpardonable, and that it is an issue that involves everyone. I am here to say that morality will not be bullied into submission.

Leeshai Lemish