Reading the recent Newsday AP posting "Chinese Show Off Repentant Falun Gong" , I almost get the impression that the AP writer Audra Ang is giving too much of a benefit of the doubt to the Chinese Government and the ruling, heavy-handed, and most evil Communist Party.
It's as though the fact that this one person who decided to denounce the harmless spritual and yoga philosophy Falun Gong just to save himself from further brutal and sadistic torture, somehow shows that maybe the Communists have some justification in their despicable behavior towards its followers and supporters.
They have none, nada, zip!
Maybe appeasers of dictators will excuse their rampant sexual abuse and gang rapings of Falun Gong women.
Maybe foolish lovers of communism will be understanding of the psychiatric abuse, and the horrific forced feeding operations performed on Hunger Strikers.
Possibly some sick and idiotic followers of the simpleton Karl Marx will condone the brutal and often fatal beatings, people being forced to stand naked outside in the snow for hours, or being kept for months in cramped, lightless, water-dungeons with near freezing temperatures filled with sewage and dead rats and snakes.
It's all OK if it's in the interest of protecting communism, right?
Sure, it's quite acceptable to beat children, and burn people with cigarettes and irons.
Therefore it must also be quite alright to tie people down to tables and torture them for hours with multiple electric cattle prods.
You can get some frequently asked questions about this grave injustice that has balooned "Since the former leader of China, Jiang Zemin, began the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in 1999: 100 million people practiced Falun Gong in 1998, but lost that right when Jiang banned it in 1999. ",
This insecure, insanely jealous freak Zemin finally totally retired from official government in September of 2004, but due to the cult of personality, the honor bestowed upon former leaders laws and general Communist paranoia, the madness continues. Hopefully China will not have to wait for Zemin to pass to see if it finally stops.
Thankfully, there is a growing global effort toward bringing justice to these abused and peaceful yoga lovers.
China has more evils than just its oppression of Falun Gong. The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) provides an Amnesty International briefing on endless human rights abuses in China as "UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw prepares to visit".
At least deep down, the Chinese Government seems to feel that what they're doing is wrong. That's because they won't admit to any of the grossly inhumane abuses (you may be able to see some videos here) they've promulgated and continue to sanction.
They don't admit to any atrocities, they typically tell the families of those who've died while in captivity that their loved ones committed suicide or caught a deadly case of the flu.
They don't want the rest of the world to know, they KNOW what they are doing is wrong.
This recent headline from VOA News illustrates this: "China Arrests 11 Falun Gong Members for Posting Torture Photos on Internet"
So what can we do? Well, we can all talk this up as much as possible, tell everyone we know what is happening. Send people the link to this posting, send them the links you see here, or ones you find elsewhere. If you pass some Falun Gong on the street handing out pamphlets or their newspapers, take'm, read'm, and pass'm on. Word spreads, spread the word!
We can also let our Senators and Representatives know that we know, and that we're pissed the U.S. Guv and the White House isn't doing more chastising of China.
You can find forms and email addresses to your elected rascals here, here, here and here.
Since the U.S will never be stupid enough to invade China, Senator John Kerry will probably never get the chance to vocally defend the Chinese Communist dictatorship, like he did with the North Vietnamese. You can apparently email this phony-baloney here.
If people can get the good Senator really peed off about this, he may get very vocal about it, and then the media will of course jump all over it.
This is what communism can lead to folks, brutal hysteria over something which is feared by the leaders to be a threat to their official line of BS. Communism does not work, and can never work. People can only be forced to live under such a flawed system, but man's individualities, his differing dreams and appetities, and his motivations will chafe against this artificial system towards the more natural free-market models.
By the way, George Mason University has a pretty informative little Museum of Communism which is very interesting and quick to visit.
In fact, since Falun Gong was probably a way for China's people to better put up with all the crap foisted on them by the Communist system; trying to destroy Falun Gong may actually hasten the eventual demise of the communist lie.
Hope springs eternal.
Go get'm fellow LBPDs!