(Clearwisdom.net) Not long ago I ran into an old friend that I hadn't seen for a long time. He used to be a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) secretary. When we talked about Falun Gong, since I knew he was a Party member for years, I was surprised to hear him making the following heartfelt remarks.

He said, “Talking about Falun Gong, I really know a lot about practitioners. I was in charge of this. After I retired, I was selected to be in charge of Falun Gong practitioners in our neighborhood. Frankly speaking, at that time I listened to the regime's lies and monitored practitioners for any possible kind of 'big' things they might do. After observing them during these last two years, I've changed my mind. My observation of practitioners has proved to me that my previous notions were wrong. Falun Gong is really great, and practitioners are just extraordinary! I know very well that the regime has used all kinds of methods to persecute Falun Gong. And what has the outcome been? After all these years, they have not only failed to 'defeat Falun Gong,' but is helping to overthrow themselves. Heaven's will can't be disobeyed!

He continued, “From the central government to the local governments, every level of the CCP has ruthlessly suppressed Falun Gong. The crackdown campaign is even worse than the 'Cultural Revolution,' the 'Three Anti's Campaign,' or the 'Five Anti's Campaign.' The regime arrests and savagely beats practitioners, extorts money from them, sentences them to prison and forced labor camps, and even the practitioners' family members are implicated. It is simply overwhelming. And then guess what happened? The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published. All the evil deeds committed by the communist regime were so thoroughly laid out. Many people have read the book—it is so moving to read it! There are indeed some very capable Falun Gong practitioners. The book very thoroughly reveals the truth.”

I said, “You are right, the communist regime is very extreme in doing evil things. You have been a Party official for so many years, and you know firsthand about the evil nature of the communist regime.”

He said, “In the past, while I was still inside the system, I didn't truly realize the extent of its evil nature. But now, I have gradually come to understand it. The regime is completely finished, and nothing can save it. I really admire Falun Gong practitioners now. In my opinion, even dozens or hundreds of Party members can't be compared with one Falun Gong practitioner.” I said, “No, not even a thousand members.”

I asked him, “Did you quit the Party?” He asked, “Did you?” I answered, “Yes.” He said, “Me, too.”

I smiled, “That's great. If you quit the Party, you will be safe.” He also smiled and agreed, “That's right! That's right!”