Where “Following the Party” Leads
(Minghui.org) Ever since the Chinese Communist Party came to power, it has rallied the Chinese people to “follow the Party” in all aspects of their lives, politically and ideologically in particular, with the promise of career advancement and financial gain as the reward for toeing the line.
The CCP has long meticulously sought to establish itself as the moral authority in Chinese society, destroying temples and other places of spiritual worship, and outlawing religion unless it was sanctioned by the State and placed itself as a subordinate to the Party. By doing so, it is then able to justify nearly anything: “Killing is not right, but killing those that the Party says to kill is okay.”
The persecution of Falun Gong is a case in point. The CCP has forced all segments of society to be a part of the persecution via coercion through the loss of employment and imprisonment, as well as financial incentives for specific outcomes such as the number of captured or “transformed” practitioners.
But where does “following the Party” in this context lead to, for those that choose to go down that path? The answer lies in the simple axiom of good being rewarded and evil being punished.
Guo Yisheng (郭义生) arrested, monitored, and harassed many Falun Gong practitioners. He also ransacked their homes and tore down banners that exposed the persecution as the former head of the security team on Fenghuang Street in the Xinzhou District of Wuhan City.
“I don't believe in anything! The Party pays me. I would give my life for the Party! Where is this karmic retribution? Why haven't I seen it?” said Guo in response to practitioners' reminder that he would one day meet with karmic retribution if he did not change his ways.
He was hit by a bus on August 23, 2009, and died on the way to the hospital. He was 54 years old.
Li Xianjin (李先金) is another example. This chief of the domestic security division of Songzi City in Hubei Province declared openly, “I fight for whoever gives me money. I'm a knife to be wielded by the Party. I cut wherever it directs me to cut.” He was later sacked and discarded by the CCP after his usefulness came to an end.
Below are some examples that Falun Gong practitioners have collected, in order to help those who haven't met with retribution yet to change their course, for their own good.
“I Don't Believe in Karmic Retribution.”
Wu Shaoming, a resident of Linfeng Township, Anyue County, Sichuan Province, reported to police that a family in his village had Falun Gong informational materials in October 2009. He also brought some Falun Gong CD's he'd received to the local police station.
When asked not to do this anymore to avoid karmic retribution, he declared, “I am a CCP member. I don't believe in karmic retribution. Let's see if it will happen to me. I guarantee it won't!”
He collapsed while eating dinner with his family at home on the evening of February 12, 2010, and died the same night.
“Let Me Try It On for Size.”
Chen Honghui was head of the State Security Brigade in Huanan County Public Security Bureau, Heilongjiang Province. Sixteen Falun Gong practitioners were unlawfully arrested by his orders. Five were sentenced to prison and two were sent to forced labor camps.
When a practitioner advised him not to participate in the persecution of Falun Gong, he retorted, “I am still fine after so many years. You talk about karmic retribution, so let me try it on for size. I'll take my chances with the Party.”
He was involved in a serious car accident a week later. His car crashed into a large tree on the afternoon of October 31, 2009. He suffered massive head injuries and died at the scene.
“We'll See if Hell Really Exists.”
Li Taiwen, director of the Tanghai County Detention Center in Hebei Province, instigated criminal detainees to beat Falun Gong practitioners.
Once he said to a practitioner, “I don't believe in 'good will be rewarded and evil will meet with retribution.' I only believe in reality. One cannot live without money, and no one can defeat the Party. You say there is heaven and hell. I don't believe it. We'll see if hell really exists.”
He fell ill that same night and died a few days later.
“I'm Not Afraid of Karmic Retribution!”
Diang Dianjun, chief of the Political Security Department, Hanshan District Public Security Branch, Handan, Hebei Province, aggressively carried out the persecution of Falun Gong.
Once Diang and three police officers brutally beat practitioner Ms. Su Xueling. They shocked her with electric batons and stomped on her head and chest. She was unconscious for more than two hours. He yelled, “I am a CCP member and a proud atheist! I'm not afraid of karmic retribution!”
He was diagnosed with cancer in 2004, and died that same year.
Dead Soon after Vowing to Follow the CCP
Sun Guoan, a resident of Chaoyang Township, Shuangcheng, Heilongjiang Province, was misled by the Party propaganda. He repeatedly tore down banners that practitioners hung on trees or utility poles.
He did not listen to Falun Gong practitioners' advice, and reported two practitioners in his village to the police. The practitioners were later sent to Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp in Harbin and tortured.
The practitioners advised him to stop his wrongdoing and withdraw from the Party. Sun Guoan vowed in mid-May of 2009, “I believe in the Communist Party. I'll follow the Party till the end.” He died that night, at the age of 65.
An ancient Chinese saying sums it up well: “It's not that karmic retribution doesn't exist. It's just that the time hasn't come yet. Once it's time, retribution is bound to come.”