The Falun Gong responds

13 Apr

Anyone may post a comment to this blog. Comments may be of any length and it is perfectly fine to disagree with me. Many people disagree with many things I say. It is a hazard of being outspoken.

The Falun Gong is reading my blog and they are very upset. They left a comment in this blog and asked me some questions. You can read their statement in its entirety by clicking on the comments link at the bottom of my article Falun Gong and the 12 Galaxies, which you will find by scrolling down the page.

As might be expected, the Falun Gong disagree with me fiercely and they want me to learn their version of the truth. So, with the Falun Gong reading my blog, I want to take this opportunity to speak directly to them. Everybody else can read along as well, but this is really intended for San Francisco’s Falun Gong:

Here is the first question I was asked by the anonymous writer:

“What is your definition of political? Do you mean if a group like the Jews in the mid-1930’s was to call for an end to the persecution from the Nazi’s and stage demonstrations here in the U.S., it would be labeled as political and be considered against the German government? If they were to participate in a festive parade, and some of their group members decided to hand out some leaflets to spectators to try to raise awareness about the situation in Germany, would you say this is a terrible thing?”

That was actually three questions and I’ll answer them one at a time.

1) As it pertains to San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade entries, my definition of what a political entry might be is this: Any entry that has a clearly stated political objective or agenda to pursue which, by so doing, would diminish the universal and diverse celebratory nature of the parade.

2) To compare the Falun Gong in San Francisco to the persecuted Jews who lived through the Nazi period in Germany is an absurd, ridiculous and baseless comparison. There are so many elements of logic and reasoning missing in the statement that I simply cannot devote enough time and space in this blog to address the plethora of logical fallacies that abound in this one question.

The Falun Gong complain that they have been rejected for Chinese New Year Parade participation because of the intense influence the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China exercises within the San Francisco city government and within the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. The accusation is absurd. Therefore any analogy to try and explain and justify their position will also necessarily need to be absurd. I don’t intend to wade into absurdity. Sorry.

 3) Is this your third question? Are you asking me what my response would be if members of the San Francisco Jewish community were to march in the Chinese New Year Parade and hand out leaflets that proclaim that Palestine, for example, is secretly controlling the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the mayor as well as the Chinese Chamber of Commerce? Is that your question?

Well, I know a lot of people in the San Francisco Jewish community, but I have to yet to meet anybody quite that insane.

Perhaps I can reduce this whole issue to the most simple and basic level. For the rest of you, I apologize in advance for the all-caps blunt in-your-face statement that follows. For those of you who are Falun Gong, please carefully read this statement. Read it several times.

SAN FRANCISCO IS NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. WE DO NOT NEED YOU TO SAVE US FROM THE CHINESE CONSULATE. WE ARE JUST FINE, BUT THANK YOU FOR ASKING.

WE DON’T WANT YOU IN THE PARADE BECAUSE YOU INSIST ON PASSING-OUT LEAFLETS TO PROMOTE YOUR CONCEPTS, ONE OF WHICH IS THAT BEIJING IS CONTROLLING OUR MAYOR AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND THE CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. THAT IS UNTRUE. YOU HAVE BEEN MISLEAD.

PLEASE DO YOUR LEAFLET DISTRIBUTION AND EVANGELIZING SOMEPLACE ELSE.

THE SAN FRANCISCO CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE IS A LUNAR CELEBRATION … NOT A POLITICAL MARCH.

text from: http://www.facts.org.cn/puop/201010/t120102.htm

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: