A reporter from China | Minghui
During the past 20 years, while Falun Gong has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), its practitioners have made great efforts to tell the truth about this cultivation practice to people and debunk the Party’s inflammatory propaganda. After hearing how the CCP has been persecuting innocent people, many Chinese decide to sever their connections with the communist party.
A Plainclothes Officer
Plainclothes officers often patrol the streets, either to monitor Falun Gong practitioners or for other purposes. They usually hold a briefcase or umbrella or a cell phone, pretending to be regular pedestrians. Some of them have heard the facts about Falun Gong from practitioners already and just go their way without harassing them. “I just want to be able to eat and sleep well and not have a guilty conscience,” one officer once remarked.
I recently saw one of theses officers walking the streets. I smiled at him and said in a low voice, “I know what you’re doing here.” He smiled back and didn’t say anything.
“I am a Falun Gong practitioner [he knew that already],” I continued, “so I want to encourage you not to do bad things to harm the innocent.
“You know, the CCP could fall from power at any time for all the crimes it has committed. We don’t want to sink with it,” I added.
When I suggested that he quit the CCP organizations with a pseudonym, he smiled, nodded, and raised his right arm in agreement.
“It can never be a crime to become a better person by following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance,” I said.
Raising his right arm, he once again smiled and nodded.
No Longer Fooled by the Party
I greeted a man on the road and began to talk about Falun Gong. “No way!” he waved his hand and said, “I don’t want to listen to that—I will go wherever the Party goes.”
I explained that following the Party only meant going down a path of destruction. “The CCP is rotten to the core. Of the 204 members of the CCP Central Committee [the highest power in China], 187 have immediate family members living overseas. For those who are ministers or higher, 74.5% of their children—and 91% of their grandchildren—live in the United States,” I said.
I also told him that the CCP had robbed the people while leading the country in the wrong direction. For example, Falun Gong practitioners are innocent people who want to become better citizens. By suppressing them and destroying traditional values, the CCP is heading down a path of no return.
“That makes lots of sense!” he replied. He decided to renounce the CCP and its youth organizations and thanked me for telling him that.
At a Farmer’s Market
In the late afternoon, I saw an elderly woman standing in front of a table selling fruit at the farmer’s market. There was a needle for intravenous injection in her hand, so I assumed she had just been released from a hospital. I talked with her about Falun Gong. “We have to listen to the Party,” she answered.
I found out that she was a CCP member and said, “The Party does not contribute anything to the country other than harming its citizens and extorting money from them. The country would be much better off without it.”
The fruit vendor agreed that Falun Gong was very good. He said, “Someone in my village had arm pain, and he recovered after he started to practice Falun Gong. Otherwise, he would have spent lots of money on medical bills—he was so fortunate to learn Falun Gong.”
The woman listened quietly and later agreed to quit the CCP.