(Minghui.org) Just like other historical political campaigns, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has again launched another campaign the “zero out” campaign [a concerted effort to force every single practitioner on the government's blacklists to renounce Falun Dafa]. This campaign intensifies the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Such a campaign involves not only higher ranking officials of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee, 610 Office, and police officers, but also local district community and village officials.
Meanwhile, while sending righteous thoughts, many Falun Dafa practitioners clarify the truth about Dafa to people in plazas, stores, on the street, and many other places. As a result, the “zero out” campaign is weakening. The people who are involved in the campaign feel guilty, especially when they eventually understand the facts. The truth of Dafa seems to be the key, which opens people’s hearts. However, people who have evil minds are scared, and try to escape when they face the truth.
Perpetrators Refuse to be Identified
Article from Shaanxi Province
Three persons showed up unexpectedly at my house on September 7, 2021. One was the retired head of armed security, and the other two were a local security official and the local CCP leader. When I asked their names, I noticed that one was videorecording. I asked that they turn off the video, which they did right away. When I attempted to record their faces using my phone, they got scared and covered their faces.
The retired armed security head started the conversation casually by saying, “Are you going out lately? Do you still practice Falun Gong?” I responded, “Practicing Falun Gong is my legal right as a citizen. No matter how things change, the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance will never change.
I continued, “Falun Gong changes people’s lives. Many people practice Falun Gong, including highly educated students and PhDs. Have you seen or heard of any Dafa practitioner stealing, robbing, or killing? Have you documented any such matters?” They seemed to agree. I continued, “In fact, Falun Gong brings peace. The world and lives need Falun Gong. The current plague we are facing is due to the corruption of people’s morals.”
“Don’t talk about this anymore,” shouted the retired and armed security head. “Falun Gong is against the Party and society. If you keep talking like this, you will be asked to sign.” The community director added, “If you sign this document, you can practice Falun Gong at home, which will not affect your children.” I said to them firmly, “Once one has a faith, he or she will treat others well, and become selfless. Children will benefit from it. My words and actions are in line with the Chinese constitution. The CCP has spread lies and fabrications for 22 years. They are afraid of being eliminated. They sent you here to do this bad thing. You really need to know the truth about Falun Gong.”
I continued, “You came here to carry out the so-called ‘zero-out’ campaign. Do you really know the meaning of the campaign? If you can eliminate all the unfair treatment that I have encountered, and restore the financial loss caused by my salary reduction and my reputation loss, that would be called zero out. After I have been persecuted for so many years, it is not possible for me to sign this ‘zero-out’ document.” They were speechless and left in a hurry.
Village Party Leader, “You convinced me.”
Local personnel came to my house several times regarding the “zero-out” campaign. A man and a woman showed up at my house in August. The man was the village Party leader and the woman was a town government official who was in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong.
They first verified my name. I replied, “ Yes, I am, a Falun Gong practitioner with a strong faith.” The woman started pulling the paperwork. I stopped her by saying, “Please don’t. I know what you want from me, but I refuse. I have been persecuted for eight months and I am not going to sign the document.” She said, “Don’t you think that the CCP has provided a house for you?” “No,” said I. “We did not get anything from the CCP. I earned it through my own labor. It would be nice if the CCP doesn’t take my house.”
I then asked them to sit down and excused myself for being a little emotional. I continued, “I have nothing against you. I became emotional when you brought up the 22 years of persecution. Is there anything wrong if one chooses to develop good character and follows the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance?
"Falun Gong has spread to more than 100 countries worldwide. It is legal to practice it in China. There is no law that says that Falun Gong is guilty of anything. Falun Gong books are legal, too. You can check Order No. 50 of the Press and Publication Administration in 2011. The CCP’s former leader Jiang Zemin persecutes Falun Gong. His actions are illegal and unconstitutional. To frame Falun Gong, the CCP orchestrated the self-immolation on Tiananmen Square. The CCP also does not allow Falun Gong practitioners to tell the truth. Does that make sense?” I asked.
The atmosphere eased, and the village secretary, said, “If you continue, I will be convinced.” I said to the woman, “You have persecuted Falun Gong. Do you have legal documents to justify that?" She paused and said, “Yes, I do.” I said, “Even if you have such a document, it is still not legal.” She persisted, saying that would be impossible. “Article 35 of the Constitution clearly stipulates freedom of speech, freedom of belief, and freedom of publication. All brochures given out by Falun Gong practitioners are legal.”
I saw that the man’s eyes light up and he said, “Let’s go.” I walked with them to the car. The man waved twice before they drove off. I knew he understood the truth.
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