On January 23, 2020, the Chinese government imposed a lockdown of the city of Wuhan in an effort to contain the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Since then, the world has been witnessing the fallout of the disease. At the same time, it is clear that the Chinese Communist Party regime has not been forthcoming about the severity of the epidemic.
Twenty years ago, on the very day, Wuhan was locked down, another incident shocked the world. It was the Tiananmen self-immolation, a staged propaganda stunt contrived to demonize Falun Gong in the minds of the Chinese. The incident was extensively reported in all the newspapers and the film footage was played over and over on television throughout China. It was later put into elementary school textbooks. The damaging effects of the hoax extended far and wide.
Over the next twenty years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continued to spread its lies and propaganda about Falun Gong in order to justify the ongoing persecution. Meanwhile, countless practitioners have been subjected to the most horrendous tortures, including being injected with nerve-damaging drugs or having their organs extracted while they were still alive. So many innocent lives have been taken and families destroyed. Many more have been arrested, harassed, and imprisoned.
With the outbreak of coronavirus, just as it has been doing all along, the CCP continues to spread lies to cover up information and prevent the public from knowing the real situation in order to protect itself. But this time, people no longer believe the CCP and many have awakened to its evil nature.
On the “Tuidang – Quit the Party” website, a website where people declare their withdrawal from the CCP and its affiliated organizations, many people are quitting the CCP. Some have even expressed regret for having believed the CCP’s demonizing propaganda against Falun Gong and holding hatred against this victimized group.
One person commented, “It’s a pity that I have been deceived for decades and could not see the truth. Now I see it all clearly. The Communist ideology that I was taught and brainwashed with from an early age turned out to be so evil. Coronavirus in Wuhan has killed countless people, yet the government still conceals the facts. It’s heartbreaking. I don’t seek protection for my own sake, but pray for the complete elimination of the CCP from this world.”
Another person wrote about the Communist Party, “The mission of this organization (CCP) is very different from what it actually does. It runs counter to my own beliefs. I have been fed with a lot of negative information about Falun Gong by them. I regret my past biases.”
A person nicknamed “Tianyou” said, “The CCP has been hiding the truth of the outbreak of Coronavirus, killing many lives. I no longer have any hope for it. On the other hand, I am moved by the altruistic spirit of Falun Gong practitioners over the past two decades. This is the power of faith, and it is what is lacking in China today.”
Another netizen, “Xiaoyu” declared, “Since the Coronavirus epidemic, I feel that the system is incurable. I am sad about people’s difficult life. I no longer want to be a member of the Party. I wish to withdraw from it. May God bless China.”
Once the lies are exposed, people can no longer be deceived. I hope that more people will see the true nature of the CCP and withdraw from the Party and its affiliated youth organizations.