(Clearwisdom.net) The widespread of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party (also called Nine Commentaries) has touched people's hearts, and the grand tide of quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) charges forward. The disintegration of the CCP is imminent, and the Chinese culture is gradually being restored. As of today, more than 23 million people have bravely quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. More people are joining this grand and spectacular tide of quitting the CCP. To support these brave people who have quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, a series of activities were held in Houston.
"Quitting the CCP" Car Tour
The "Quitting the CCP" Car Tour sponsored by the Service Center for Quitting the CCP and The Epoch Times attracted the attention of Houston residents.
On June 23, 2007, Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. To 2:00 p.m., "Quitting the CCP" Car Tour appeared in Houston's Chinatown. Banners hung on the car carried messages including "Nine Commentaries eliminates evil specter, Heaven and Earth are bright again, world's people be quick in awakening, and quit the CCP," "Support More than 23 Million Brave People Quitting the CCP," "The CCP Evil Specter Has been Uprooted," "Renaissance of Chinese Culture." The banners' messages were quite eye-catching. The car drove around Chinatown, becoming a rare scene in Houston, and allowing an opportunity for Chinese to learn the truth.
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Chen from Taiwan participated in the car tour. He said, "I did not know, nor did I understand the Communist Party before. But the CCP's brutal persecution of Falun Gong gave me a thorough understanding of the CCP's evil nature, in particular after reading the book the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party."
Among drivers of the car tour was a middle-aged western woman named Wanda, who is also a Falun Gong practitioner. She said that today everybody here wanted to learn about the nature of the CCP. There are many materials about the CCP which we have never learned in our textbooks, and now everybody has an opportunity to learn the nature of the CCP and its motives. It controls the government and people. Over the past years, people's basic human rights have been trampled upon, and many people have been killed by the CCP. The CCP has also brainwashed people.
The same day, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party Photo Exhibit was also held in Chinatown. Citizens viewed the exhibit carefully and attentively; the CCP's evil nature was so clearly displayed.
Holding Forum to Expose the CCP's Nature
At 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the same day, Texas Forums held a forum entitled "Victims of Communism, China's Human Rights Conditions" at the Houston Chinese Community Culture & Service Center. The forum gained attention by people from all circles, some people especially came from Austin. Attendees actively discussed the topic.
Critic Mr. Heng He said, "On June 20 this year, the Victims of Communism Memorial was unveiled in order to commemorate tens of millions of people who have been killed by Communist regimes." "According to the estimation of The Black Book of Communism published in France prior to the 80th anniversary of Russia's October Revolution in 1997: Under the communist rules, 100 million people have been killed, among them, 65 million were Chinese people, 20 million in the Soviet Union, one million in Vietnam, two million in North Korea, two million in Cambodia, one million in the East Europe, 150,000 in Latin America, 1.7 million in Africa and 1.5 million in Afghanistan."
Danielle Wang from Austin recounted the tragic story of her family. She said sadly, "My father Wang Zhiwen was a volunteer coordinator of the Beijing Falun Dafa Research Society. He was one of the practitioners who met Chinese Premiere Zhu Rongji at the 'April 25 Peaceful Appeal' in Zhongnanhai in 1999 and had a conversation with Premiere Zhu. He was also one of the four practitioners who were sentenced heavily during Christmas in 1999. Beijing's No.1 Intermediate People's Court sentenced him to 16 years in prison. I heard that when first entering the prison, the four of them were separately incarcerated in a small cell, they could only bend, and they were not allowed to eat, drink or relieve themselves. They were tortured this way for seven days, and their teeth were knocked out due to beatings. The CCP's persecution of Falun Gong has lasted for eight years, and my father has been imprisoned for eight years. I have been seeking all possible help to get my father released. I believe that my father won't be imprisoned for the full 16 years." These miserable experiences made Danielle cry while speaking. The audience could not help shedding tears. Danielle missed her father every day. However her father is imprisoned, she could only express her feelings for her father by writing letters to him. Danielle has also become a Falun Gong practitioner, while in the United States, together with other Falun Gong practitioners, and she has been calling for an end to such an inhuman persecution.
Mr. Deng from Austin recounted the persecution his relatives suffered. He said, "In October 2000, his second elder brother went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, the police arrested him and sent him to our hometown, and his whereabouts are unknown as of today. My elder sister is a teacher. She explained to her students what Falun Gong is and taught them ways of looking at the society. Personnel from '610 Office' arrested her and sent her to the Women's Forced Labor Camp, her whereabouts are unknown as of today. Actually, the CCP's persecution not only targets the victims themselves, but implicates their relatives and friends. At the same time, the CCP's pressure and enticement lead to some people to assist in the persecution, bringing disaster to their own future. Recently, the Minghui Weekly reported a group of statistics with comparing graphics in provinces and cities where the persecution of Falun Gong is the most severe in China. The research found the number of officers who participated in the persecution received retributions relatively increased. It shows the principle that 'good will be rewarded and evil will be punished'."
People from all circles actively made speeches. Mr. Dave Atwood, chairman of the People and Justice Organization read the items No. 3, 5, 7, 10, 18, 19 and 20 in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the general content of the declaration was that everybody enjoys the rights of survival, belief and assembly, and nobody should be subjected to persecution. He finally said that since everybody has understood human rights, he hoped more countries would abide by the convention, if so, we could have a beautiful world. He continued that he knew Falun Gong is being persecuted in China, and some kind-hearted people in the United States protested in front of the Chinese consulates. They aimed to strive for such rights, jointly stop the persecution, so as to have a wonderful world.
Many people talked about tragedies that happened during China's Cultural Revolution, and unfortunate stories behind the flourishing economy in China. Each story was a historical record stained with blood, which thoroughly exposed the CCP's evil nature.