Attitudes of Chinese People are Changing
(Minghui.org) I approached a group of police officers with information about the persecution of Falun Gong, when one of them said with disgust, “The communist regime is the worst. I know that Falun Gong practitioners are good people. I would never go after you.”
As more and more Chinese have seen through the Chinese Communist Party's attempts to defame Falun Gong, this reaction to our efforts to raise awareness has become more common. The following are descriptions of several such encounters I recently had while distributing information in public places.
Police Officers Readily Quit the Party
At my suggestion, the [above-mentioned] police officer agreed to withdraw from the Party and its affiliated organizations.
Another police officer said, “I am not afraid of taking Shen Yun DVDs as long as I'm not on duty.” He brought over a friend who was a party member. The friend accepted a Shen Yun DVD from me with both hands. They both agreed to quit the party.
One officer told me, “You guys [Falun Gong practitioners] stand up for the truth. You are good people. I will quit [the party].”
Another officer said, “I've decided to quit [the party]. Whoever doesn't quit will have bad luck, but I will be protected by Heaven, right?”
A Young Police Officer Quits the Party
While walking by a farmers market one day, I spotted a tall police officer in the crowd. He was about 6' 3” and a handsome young man in his twenties. I quickly approached him and patted him on the shoulder. He turned around with a look of surprise.
I said, “Son, I want to give you this calendar with facts about Falun Gong.” He pointed at the calendar and asked, “You want to give me this?” I said, “Yes, because of your uniform.” “Because of my uniform? Why?”
I told him, “Because as a police officer, you probably don't get these often. I hope you will learn the facts about Falun Gong and take an upright stance for your own good.”
Many people gathered around us. Someone in the crowd called out, “She is also going to ask you to quit the party!” Sensing that this was divine encouragement, I asked him, “You haven't joined the party, have you?” He said, “I have. I am a party member.”
“Ah, why did you join the party? There are so many natural disasters nowadays. Many believe it is Heaven's wrath toward the party. Think about it, child, and separate yourself from it. I just want you to be safe. As long as you are willing to quit [the party], Heaven will see this, and will protect you.” I said, “I'll pick a nickname for you, and help you declare your withdrawal from the party, is that alright?” He agreed, “Okay. Thank you.”
As I walked out of the farmers market, I looked back at the young man. He had a very peaceful look on his face as he selected fruit with one hand and held the calendar with the other.
People Are Changing
I came across an elderly man and greeted him, “How are you sir? Are you a member of the Communist Party?” He paused and said, “No, I never joined the party. I know what you are about to tell me. I know that your master, Mr. Li, is a great man. Truly remarkable.”
He gave thumbs up and continued, “I admire him and am aware of the practitioners' efforts. I know you are innocent. If I was in high position and had power, I would definitely do something to help Falun Gong. When do you think the great catastrophe will hit?” he asked. “Very soon!” I said to him, “Also, tell your friends and family to quit the party and stay safe.” He replied, “None of my family members joined the party or its affiliated organizations. Jiang [Zemin, the then party leader who launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999] is in big trouble. His days are numbered.”
As a few hefty middle-aged men walked toward me on the street, I handed them my last Shen Yun DVD. They stopped. I said, “This is for you. A very precious gift.” One of them took the DVD and asked skeptically, “What is this?” I replied, “It's about Falun Gong.” His facial expression softened, “Falun Gong. Oh, okay, I want this then. I wouldn't take it otherwise.” As they left, he raised his hand and waved the DVD, saying, “Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is good!” I smiled and waved back.
After so many years of facing people with misconceptions, it is heartening to see that so many people have learned the truth about Falun Gong and have seen through the communist regime's lies. Some people shout, “Falun Dafa is good!” every time they see me on the street. Many people whom I don't know come to me and ask for fliers about Falun Gong. People in my community eagerly ask for copies of informational booklets and fliers when new ones come out.