Telling People the Basics about Falun Gong Is the Key to Saving Them
(Minghui.org) One of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) propaganda websites recently attempted to again sensationalize the so-called “Tiananmen Square self-immolation”. The Self Immolation has been proven to be a hoax that was staged to slander Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) and incite public hatred towards the practice. Why does the CCP continue to employ such a fabricated lie to deceive people?
As someone who practices Falun Dafa, it's pretty easy to tell that the self-immolation is false based on what we know about Dafa's principles. Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, has clearly told us that we shouldn't kill or commit suicide. The video recording released by the CCP's state media was filled with killing and suicide, and has so many other suspicious points. How could these people possibly be Dafa practitioners?
Even people who are not Dafa practitioners have strong doubts about the self-immolation being true. I once met a retired railway department official who said, “Based on my experience, the self-immolation must be fabricated. It was made to crack down on Falun Gong. It's the CCP's old tricks. It has always resorted to these kinds of tactics. If it doesn't fabricate anything, doesn't do anything wicked, and doesn't deceive people, it wouldn't be the CCP.”
This conversation happened soon after the “self-immolation” and before the details of the hoax were well-known. Anyone with experience of living under a Communist regime could see it is part of the CCP's lies.
Over the past few years, we have distributed CDs, newsletters, flyers and many other materials exposing the lies of the self-immolation. We have also given out information through cellphones and the Internet. Sometimes, I think that almost everyone should know that the self-immolation was a hoax as we've done so much work to let people know.
Occasionally, I ask people how much they know about the self-immolation when I talk to them about Falun Gong. I found that most people had heard that the self-immolation was staged, but they didn't know much more than that. However, some people accepted what the state-controlled news told them.
Even though the circle of people I have talked to is limited, this finding was alarming enough. It reminded me how important it is to tell people the basics about Falun Gong. These facts can expose the evilness of the persecution. It's only when people learn these facts that they can see through the CCP's lies.
One day, I took some DVDs of a documentary called “Self-Immolation or Staged Show” to a school at the end of the day, when parents go to pick up their children. I gave a DVD to a young parent. He happily accepted it and told me that he had found some content on the self-immolation in his child's school textbook.
The CCP puts information on this staged self-immolation into children's textbooks to plant seeds of hatred toward Falun Gong.
This young father smiled and told me that the DVD would be an antidote, and he would play it for his child. I will never forget my conversation with him.
“People who haven’t heard the truth and don’t know what Falun Gong is, or people who are prejudiced against Falun Gong, don’t know about or understand things on a most basic level, and their biases were caused by the wicked CCP’s indoctrination. So you do still need to inform them about Falun Gong, and in fact, you should make this a focus.” (Fa Teaching Given at the Fa Conference Marking the Tenth Anniversary of Minghui’s Founding)
The above is my limited understanding. Please feel free to point out anything inappropriate.