By Minghui correspondent Brianna Pendleton, Minghui
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is a red empire that is being demolished, brick by brick, experts said at a November 22 forum held on the 10th anniversary of the publishing of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. The forum was held in Montgomery County, Maryland, in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
The book, initially published as nine editorials in the Epoch Times from November 19 to December 4, 2004, ignited what is called “Tuidang“ (退出中共 quit CCP) – a grassroots movement of Chinese citizens renouncing their memberships in the Party and its affiliates.
Since 2004, the number of Chinese who quit the CCP and its sister organizations has risen to more than 100,000 per day. The total number of renunciations is currently over 185 million and growing.
Speakers at the forum noted that the Tuidang movement was a spiritual solution, not a political movement.
“Quitting the CCP Is a Moral Choice”
Zhang Tianliang, an Epoch Times commentator and Chinese culture expert, said that quitting the CCP is a moral choice: “It surpasses any pursuits of politics or self- interest and therefore cannot be easily confused by convoluted logic or be influenced by political compromises.
“Many people used to consider the CCP a regular political party and therefore sought to make compromises with it. However, the Nine Commentaries exposes its true evil nature.”
He explained that, when initiated into the Party or one of its affiliated organizations, one must vow to devote one’s life to it and to fight for it for the rest of one’s life. The vow is so common and made by so many people in a perfunctory way, though, that most Chinese people have lost sight of its seriousness and weighty implications.
Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party reminded people of those vows. Understanding the CCP for what it really is and the implications of the words in the vow, many have made the effort to renounce it and their communist organization memberships.
Mr. Zhang said that quitting the CCP was a moral choice and would lead to rebuilding a foundation of credibility in China’s society. For this, he gave Nine Commentaries full credit as the catalyst for change.
Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party has been translated into 33 languages.