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The More the Truth is Hidden, the More Obvious It Becomes

June 11, 2004 |   By a Falun Gong practitioner in China

(Clearwisdom.net) A few days ago, a distant relative of mine came to visit and told me a story. He said, "Not too long ago, I was part of a government delegation that went overseas for an inspection. I saw Falun Gong practitioners everywhere. Some of them were practicing their exercises, some of them were holding a banner reading, "Global Public Trial of Jiang Zemin," and some were distributing flyers. We dared not take any flyers. If we had not gone abroad, we would not have known that Falun Gong is so popular overseas." I asked him, "Why not take any Falun Gong flyers?" He said, "All governors who are going abroad have to receive training. We are told that one has to stick to the rules in order to go overseas. One of the rules is that whenever you see Falun Gong flyers, you should never read, spread, listen to, or believe them. Even though I want to know more about Falun Gong, I dare not risk my title and my future."

What a rule - "not to read, not to spread, not to listen, not to believe"! My relative's answer makes me think about what a pity it is to be a Mainland Chinese citizen. The Party boasts to people around the world that the current status of Chinese human rights is the best in history. But the Party strictly controls what one can see, talk, listen to, and think. How can it claim that human rights are respected? Isn't it contradicting itself? In fact, you will come to understand that this claim is ridiculous if you think more about it. What differentiates a man from an animal is that a man has his own thoughts and the ability to tell right from wrong. Not to see - like a blind person? Not to talk -- like a mute? Not to listen-- like a deaf man? Why is the Party so afraid of allowing people to see, speak, listen to, and believe? Doesn't allowing people to think for themselves support the "materialistic dialectics" of Marxism and Leninism? Doesn't that philosophy teach people that one should look at issues from both sides and only practice what is true? Why prevent people from being partial when they face something real? An old saying says it well, "When the body is standing straight one doesn't fear that the shadow will be crooked." Isn't Falun Gong available to everyone all over the world? Why are other countries not scared? Perhaps this is exactly the key point of the question. Indeed, what the regime fears most is exposure to the public - in China, Jiang does not fear facing condemnation while persecuting Falun Gong. He has utilized TV and other public media to spread lies and has blocked all channels for people to investigate the truth about Falun Gong. He even wants hundreds of millions of Chinese people to keep themselves blind, deaf, and mute. Citizens aren't even allowed to make a normal self judgment.

But if you think about it carefully, you can easily understand Jiang's reason for doing this. If he allowed everyone to see or listen to a second voice, then all Chinese people would know that the "Tiananmen Self-Immolation" is a tragedy that Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, and their followers arranged and directed in order to frame and persecute innocent Falun Gong practitioners. If everyone had the freedom to watch and listen, then it would be known that many individuals and groups who participated in the persecution have been sued in overseas countries. If everyone could see and listen to a second opinion, wouldn't people know that those wicked policemen who acted as Jiang's henchmen to suppress Falun Gong encountered retributions one after another? If people are allowed to read and to listen, wouldn't it be known that the book Zhuan Falun has been translated into more than 20 different languages, and is popular in over 60 countries, and that Falun Gong has received over a thousand awards overseas? If everyone could see and listen freely, wouldn't people know that more than 900 innocent Falun Gong practitioners in China, who value virtues and cultivate themselves, have died as a result of the Jiang regime's persecution?

In fact, the rule of "Not to read, not to talk, not to hear, and not to believe" itself gives this message to people: Jiang is terribly scared and his hidden lies are becoming more apparent to everyone. The truth about Falun Gong has spread widely among the people. Only those stupid persons, like ostriches, are still trying to hide from the reality!

May 21, 2004