May 10, 2012
Dear President Obama,
There is still time—but not much—to change your position on the communist regime in China. In the battle between good and evil, there can be no bystanders.
The gang that has terrorized its own people for 60 years is playing an end game. More than 115 million members of the Chinese Communist Party, Youth League, and Young Pioneers have withdrawn their membership and their hearts. Civic unrest and voices of dissent form a rising tide that the corrupt security apparatus cannot stem.
China’s own people can no longer tolerate a regime responsible for more than 80 million unnatural deaths—nor should your administration, in the face of evidence of the unprecedented human rights violations the regime has perpetrated.
Media reports have often described the series of events, including the attempted defection of Deputy Mayor and former Chief of Police Wang Lijun to the U.S Consulate in Chengdu that revealed a plan by Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai and domestic security czar Zhou Yongkang to launch a coup, the removal of Bo Xilai from office, etc.) as instances of infighting among the high-level officials in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), but the story is not that simple.
As you know, in July 1999, Jiang Zemin made a fateful decision to persecute tens of millions of Chinese practicing Falun Gong. What followed was a campaign of terror, imprisonment, lies, torture, and killing on a scale the world has never seen. It is a campaign of pure evil against a group of people who have no political aspirations, but aspire only to be good people.
The ghastly crowning achievement of this persecution is that the regime perfected techniques of removing organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, killing untold thousands for profit, with the blessing of officials up to the Politburo level.
Through its history, the United States has made good choices and bad choices when deciding to support one group or another for political power in foreign lands. This time, the choice is far beyond two groups seeking control. It is a stark choice between those who have wielded torture and genocide vs. those who wish to redress wrongs and heal their nation. On a higher plane, it is a choice between good and evil, the kind of historic choice that a generation may get a chance to make just once.
The Falun Gong issue is the issue in this tense fight. The different factions have staked their careers on either side. A victory for those that support Falun Gong will be a victory for all the good people of China and all the groups and spiritual organizations that have been repressed and brutalized since 1950. The US can side with the good mainstream people of China (Falun Gong) or placate the CCP, fall into their trap by continuing to support this evil, tyrannical regime with no future, by doing nothing. If someone is doing something evil, and you sit by and let it happen, your inaction is immoral. That is not who you are. That is not who the people of this great country, that you represent, are.
What you can do specifically now:
• Convey to President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao that you support efforts to redress the wrongs perpetrated against Falun Gong practitioners since 1999
• Support all lawsuits brought against Jiang Zemin, Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, (others) in U.S. and international courts
• Publicly proclaim, clearly and unambiguously, that the persecution of Falun Gong in China violates numerous fundamental human rights and must cease immediately.
We urge you to come forward quickly, since the situation in China is dynamic and moving with unforeseen speed. The speed with which the Soviet Union fell is a recent example.
Some 7000 Falun Gong practitioners from all over the world will gather in New York this weekend to celebrate 20 years since the public introduction of the practice in China—as well as to peacefully call for the end of 13 years of persecution. They would welcome your coming forward now at this moment.
It would be even more welcomed by the tens of millions of good Chinese people that have suffered for thirteen long years simply because they strove to improve their health and character by following the universally good principles of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance in their daily lives.
Your legacy, and the fate of millions of innocent people, hangs in the balance. The choice is yours. We urge you to do what is right.
Friends of Falun Gong