How the Chinese Communist Party Spreads Lies in Order to Persecute Falun Gong (Part 2)
(Continued from Part 1, http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2005/4/21/59903.html)
5. The CCP Coerces Witnesses
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) knows that in order to make its defamations and libel of Falun Dafa appear as truths, it would be more convincing if Falun Gong practitioners themselves could speak out against Falun Gong. That way, people would believe that the CCP is saving people, not persecuting them.
With scores of years of experience in using lies to deceive the Chinese people, the CCP is very effective because its true nature is fallacious. Finding a few fake practitioners who do not follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which are the core principles of Falun Dafa, is relatively easy. For example, a Mr. Song from Changchun treated patients to make money by usurping the name of Falun Gong. Genuine practitioners know that Song was not a Falun Dafa practitioner because he did not follow Falun Gong's teachings. But in order to slander Falun Gong, the CCP painted Song as a leader of Falun Gong. Of course many people were deceived because most people in China did not know who Song really was.
On the other hand, the CCP is very interested in brainwashing genuine practitioners in order to use them to defame Falun Gong. Teng Chunyan, a US resident, after being detained and brainwashed for three years in a Chinese prison, stated on a TV show that she really did not want to leave the prison, because the CCP officers were so "nice" and the prison was like "a paradise."
There were other practitioners who, after being tortured and brainwashed, renounced Falun Dafa due to the intense mental and physical pressure. They recited before TV cameras what the CCP wanted them to say. This footage was then used as live testimony to defame Falun Dafa. What a tragedy!
6. The CCP Puts the Blame on the Victims
Before the 2000 UN Human Rights Conference, the CCP invited UN Human Rights Senior Officer Ms. Robinson to visit China. On March 1, 2000, when Ms. Robinson was about to leave China, she showed concern regarding the persecution of Falun Gong and indicated that the human rights situation in China had deteriorated. Facing such pressure, instead of stopping their crimes in persecuting Falun Dafa, the CCP had the audacity to add another reason to blame Falun Gong: "Damaging China's human rights' record." In the most recent UN Human Rights Conference, the CCP dispatched a "Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)" headed by Liu Jing, who is the head of the 610 Office, which specializes in persecuting Falun Gong. Liu boasted about how correct it is to persecute Falun Gong. Such clumsy tricks won't convince people in free countries, but they do deceive many Chinese people who are misled by the state monopoly of the media. As a dictatorship, China can easily mobilize millions of people to sign petitions that say bad things about Falun Gong.
In its years of producing slanderous propaganda against Falun Gong, the CCP has engineered plenty of such ploys. For example, on the afternoon on April 18, 2001, Ms. Wang Huajun, a practitioner from Macheng City, Hubei Province, was beaten nearly to death by local police. Then she was dragged to the square in front of the city government where she was set on fire and burned to death. But police officers told bystanders that it was a self-immolation.
Mr. Hu Qingyun was a judge at the Jiangxi Province Senior Court. In 1997 he developed leukemia, and in February 1998, doctors declared that he had only three days left to live. Nevertheless, he regained his health after practicing Falun Gong. But the CCP turned this case upside down, saying that Mr. Hu developed leukemia from practicing Falun Gong. On January 10, 2001, Mr. Hu was sentenced to seven years in prison, where he was not allowed to practice Falun Gong. On March 22, 2001, Mr. Hu died after the leukemia recurred.
Then there was the "TV programming interruption" event. At 8 p.m. on March 5, 2002, eight cable TV channels in Changchun, Jilin Province, suddenly broadcast "Falun Dafa Spreads Around the World" and "Self-immolation or a Fabrication?" which are Falun Gong produced programs. Saying nothing about the broadcasts' content, the CCP acted in two ways to persecute Falun Gong. First, they secretly arrested and tortured the practitioners involved in interrupting the regular programming. Second, they mobilized a new campaign to slander Falun Gong based on a distorted interpretation of this event. When Falun Gong practitioners are forced to leave home to avoid being arrested or harassed, the CCP attacks practitioners by saying, "They do not care about their families." If practitioners tell people how good Falun Gong is and how cruel Jiang's regime is, the CCP says that Falun Gong practitioners are breaking the law.
7. Slandering with No Facts
Hitler blamed the Jews for everything the German people hated. Jiang's regime has used similar tactics.
The current CCP is totally corrupt. Government officers and businessmen collude in all kinds of schemes to make money. After July 20, 1999, when the persecution started, Jiang's regime mobilized all of China's media to falsely claim that "Falun Gong accumulated wealth," because money was charged for the Falun Gong classes and so many people had bought the popular Falun Gong books. Actually, the fees charged for the Falun Gong classes were lower than any other similar classes at that time. The CCP had banned the Falun Gong books in 1996, but since Falun Gong books were so much in demand, black market printers did make a lot of money. Do you think the black market printers paid a royalty to the author?
Whatever people hate, the CCP claims that Falun Gong practitioners are responsible for it. Jiang's regime and the CCP have threatened practitioners' family members, saying that if the family members don't stop practitioners from practicing, they would be fined a huge sum of money, be fired, etc. If practitioners refuse to renounce Falun Gong, the CCP then slanders them, claiming that they "care nothing about their relatives." If practitioners yield, they are forced to attack Falun Gong.
Because people love their families and relatives, the CCP needs to depict Falun Gong practitioners as not caring about their families. Ms. Li Cuiling is a resident of Jilin City, Jilin Province. After Jiang's regime started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999, she could not understand why her practitioner friends who just tried to be good people were sent to forced labor camps. So she studied the Falun Gong books by herself. After she learned that Falun Gong actually was good, she started to practice in 2000. Even though she stopped quarreling with her husband after taking up the practice of Falun Gong, in September 2001 her husband insisted on a divorce for fear of being persecuted and involved. But the CCP said that Ms. Li did not care about her family.
One practitioner told her own story: "Before practicing Falun Gong, I did not talk to my three neighbors or my sister-in-law or my mother-in-law for four years. In the middle of reading of Zhuan Falun for the first time, I realized that I should be kind to them. So I took the initiative to talk with them. They reacted very warmly, and we enjoyed a harmonious relationship. I became a determined Falun Gong practitioner."
After she was arrested in the persecution, things totally changed. "My family members beat me and promised to interrogate me. Police officers coerced them to write them a cash guarantee before releasing me. After going home, I was unable to sleep for three days and nights. Even officers from my husband's employment unit came. Relatives came to beat me." Her husband, supported by the local "610 office," later divorced her and took away most of the family property. But the CCP propaganda libeled her as "selfish, not caring for family."
Another CCP trick is to slander Falun Gong practitioners as among the "Anti-Chinese Forces" for exposing the CCP's brutality and inhuman crimes in the persecution of Falun Gong. Jiang's regime and the CCP would not dare to reveal that Falun Gong is welcomed in over 60 countries and that no other country is persecuting Falun Gong. Just because the US Congress passed Resolution 188 condemning the persecution of Falun Gong by the CCP in China, the CCP labeled Falun Gong as one of the "anti-Chinese Forces" in order to instigate hatred towards Falun Gong practitioners. The CCP is "a sly old fox" at confusing the concept of China with the CCP itself.
8. The CCP Has No Shame
The CCP knows that, if one is going to lie, one should lie in the extreme. In any event, it's hard for ordinary people to dissect its lies. The staged "Tiananmen Self-Immolation Event" is such a big lie.
In order to dupe the public, the staged "Tiananmen Self-Immolation Event" was broadcast on TV to the whole world. On the program, the "self-immolators" claimed they were Falun Gong practitioners. In a CCP-controlled country, who could double-check seconds of live footage before believing what the CCP claimed? In this event, the CCP was making full use of people's kindness to deceive them completely. Because people could not imagine that their government would organize such a "self-immolation" event, people believed what the CCP said and began to hate Falun Gong.
It's just like in 1950's when the CCP claimed in the People's Daily that a one-Mu field could produce 5,000 kilograms of rice. People would not believe it today, but back then, everyone believed it, because that's the only thing they heard and that was the CCP official report. They did not believe the CCP would tell such a big lie.
Jiang Zemin gave orders to kill anyone who dared to spread the slowed-down footage analysis of the staged "Tiananmen Self-Immolation Event," which is further proof that the immolation was a CCP-fabricated show. Because Jiang's regime has told such an enormous lie, they know how devastating it would be if their lie were exposed. The CCP is so wary of this that it will attack anyone that might expose its lies.
Most people, though they know the CCP is deadly evil, still hold illusions about the CCP deep in their minds, because the CCP is still in control of China. People might think, "I know the CCP lies, but such a big lie?" And because of the lack of accurate information about Falun Gong, those lies make people turn against Falun Gong.
(To be continued)