In Order to Cover Up the Staged Tragedy on Tiananmen Square, Jiang Offers Up His Latest Ploy
(Clearwisdom.net) Several major international media outlets recently filed reports about a strange performance by the Chinese government. After making the participants in the tragedy at Tiananmen Square disappear for more than a year, the authorities suddenly brought them out in front of reporters.
Their intentions could not be more transparent. Last month after the Changchun practitioners exposed without a doubt the obvious fallacies in the Jiang regime's staged episode on Tiananmen Square, where several people set themselves on fire as part of a scheme to slander and discredit Falun Gong, Jiang's only response was to bring forward these people and proclaim that "they are Falun Gong practitioners."
These poor burn victims, whether they were coerced into it by the Jiang regime or had some other incentive, were all sacrificial lambs callously used by the authorities. Even sadder than their terrible injuries from the burns is the fact that they are still being used today to poison the minds of people across the world. When they are no longer useful, they will be tossed away without a second thought.
In the Jiang regime's latest attempt to fool the people, they fed lines to these victims to say. Even though on the surface their words had a certain ring of truth, in reality they were full of fallacies and contradictions. Below are just a few such examples.
- According to the New York Times, the Chinese authorities only invited a few select international media outlets. Among the three most prominent US-based newspapers -- The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post -- only the New York Times was selected. Could the reason the two other newspapers were not invited have anything to do with Ian Johnson's Pulitzer Prize winning articles in the WSJ exposing the persecution in China, or the favorable reports about Falun Gong written by prominent international reporter John Pomfret for the Washington Post? Perhaps they did not dare to invite reporters who were too knowledgeable about the situation.
- Wang Jindong, one of the self-immolators, said that jail was a wonderful environment where he is able to read famous literary works from past and present, read newspapers, and watch television. According to the BBC, Wang Jindong's daughter praised the conditions in the forced labor camp, saying that she renounced Falun Gong after being there for just ten minutes. The Chinese media has repeatedly compared labor camps and jails to "heaven." Perhaps this "wonderful environment" is the reason that the crime rate is climbing rapidly in China? If that is the case, then perhaps to punish criminals, they should be sent home instead.
- According to the New York Times, there were quite a few government officials present throughout the interview. Meanwhile, the people being interviewed insisted several times that they had the right to speak freely. Perhaps the government officials were there to protect their free speech? In this situation, it is quite understandable that the prisoners would say the "right things."
- The self-immolators all declared vehemently and repeatedly that their actions on Tiananmen Square were completely voluntary and not done under the coercion of the government. Does not this in itself suggest the Chinese government's guilt? Looked at from another angle, if they did this voluntarily, then what does it have to do with Falun Gong? Falun Gong's teachings clearly state that suicide is prohibited. So from this perspective, even if they did at some point practice Falun Gong, what does that prove? If someone went to Harvard without learning what was taught at Harvard, then became a failure at work, would people conclude that Harvard was a bad school?
- The Associated Press reported that Wang Jindong admitted that Falun Gong did not teach him to set himself on fire, but he claimed that articles posted on the Falun Gong website "hinted" to him that Mr. Li said it was correct to let go of one's life. Then why didn't tens of millions of other practitioners believe that they should set themselves on fire because of Mr. Li's article? Without even mentioning the fact that the founder of Falun Gong has never told his students to "let go of their lives," every Falun Gong practitioner knows to value his or her own life. Without being alive, how could practitioners accomplish their primary goal of clarifying the truth to the people of the world ? Has Mr. Wang Jindong explained how the Sprite bottle filled with gasoline that he held in his hand was unharmed while he burned? Can he explain why the two pictures of him provided by the Xinhua News Agency were two completely different people? Can he explain why the policeman waited several seconds before putting the fireproof blanket on him? Why did he not bring up the ridiculous slogan, "Falun Dafa is a Fa that must be practiced," which he shouted on Tiananmen Square?
- Chen Guo's mother Hao Huijun and Liu Yunfang were the focal points of this little play. According to the New York Times, Liu said openly that he "still believes that Falun Gong is good, even though the government forbids us to say so." The AP reported that Hao claimed that she wrote a letter to the legal system to appeal for Falun Gong, but this letter became evidence for persecuting her. Upon reading this, we were shocked--aren't the officials standing next to them from the Chinese government? Over the last two years, thousands have been arrested and beaten on Tiananmen Square, and countless more were arrested elsewhere for simply saying, "Falun Dafa is good." Why would the Chinese authorities suddenly allow these two individuals to say the very same words in front a group of foreign reporters? Isn't this a blatant attempt to gain credibility for these two people, so that the lies they tell later on will be more believable?
No matter how many tricks the Jiang regime plays and how much effort they expend, they cannot cover up the truth. Nothing can make people forget the many policemen patrolling Tiananmen Square with full firefighting equipment, the plastic bottle filled with gasoline that would not ignite, and the girl singing a song after having a tracheotomy.
Because of all of these obvious fallacies, the media reaction was predictable. The reporter from the BBC correctly pointed out that this whole setup was an obvious attempt to justify the persecution of Falun Gong to the world. The AP was even more dismissive of the charade, calling it a "bizarre public relations effort this week to persuade the world that its fight against Falun Gong is justified."
This latest ploy by Jiang's regime only accomplished one thing--to attract the ridicule and scorn of the international community.
Category: Bi-monthly newsletter