Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Falun Gong and The State

I was in Seattle last week, and I happened to talk to a girl who was part of a protest against China. It seems that Chinese government has launched a vicious campaign against people who practice Falun Gong. Falun Gong is a type of spiritual meditation that seems to be a mix of Buddhism and Yoga. However, the Communist government has deemed Falun Gong to be an evil cult. As such, the practitioners of Falun Gong are subject to arrest, torture and executions.

Below is a picture of a Chinese girl who was arrested for the crime of meditating in public.

And people wonder why I am anti-State.

1 comment:

  1. They're not being cracked down on just for religion, but because they believe the communist party is a "red dragon devil ghost" and is essentially the devil in this "new religion" based off of traditional Chinese Buddhism and pre-buddhist beliefs, which have combined in thousands of religious movements over the years.

    Their beliefs should, of course, by our value system, be respected as long as they are practiced peacefully. But American or Western attempts to bring our notions of religious freedom to China, are just another form of evil white imperialism.

    -The Ghost of Resistance Past