Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
(Clearwisdom.net) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has falsely charged and persecuted Falun Gong pervasively throughout the country since July 20, 1999. The policies regarding this persecution have been placed above and beyond any laws or procedures mandated by any branch of government.
On December 21, 2010, Mr. Yuan Yulong and his son and daughter-in-law were illegally arrested and taken to a detention center by officers from the Xian Township Police Department and the City Security Bureau, because they practiced Falun Gong at home. They reside at Zhongsheng Village in Jujin City, Heilongjiang Province. More than 95 percent of the village residents signed a petition intended for the Public Security Bureau, vouching that the Yuan family were good people and didn't do anything illegal, and asking for their release. This is one example of extraordinary actions taken by ordinary people in mainland China. This petition reflected the heart and moral courage of the villagers.
The petition clearly stated that practicing Falun Gong and following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, to become better people, are neither wrong nor criminal, that the Yuan family should not be detained, that it was a mistake and illegal to arrest such people, and that for a society to prohibit people from being good is not right.
The villagers, who are all native farmers, insisted on signing the petition to protect Mr. Yuan’s family, even though they knew what terrible things the CCP is capable of.
Why did the villagers sign the petition even though they were well aware of how brutal the CCP is? It is easy to understand. All the villagers are native farmers. They live in harmony together in the village, like a big family, and they will support any villager having difficulty, especially a villager being detained. The Yuan family has a good reputation in the village. Any villager with a conscience would support and speak up for them.
The villagers were very rational. Their petition simply illustrated the fact that the Yuan family has been very kind and has supported all the village projects. It reflected the genuine concern the grassroots has for its members.
In recent years, many petitions calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners have been signed. Some petitions are sent to the local authorities and some to the United Nations.
The CCP has persecuted good people by enforcing specious policies and instigating villains with money. Conversely, the villagers conscientiously support good people. A gripping statement at the end fairly and reasonably described the purpose of their petition, “We, the Zhongsheng villagers, hereby sign this petition to implore you to release the three detained villagers so that their elderly family members can be taken care of and their children can learn and grow up in a normal environment.”