Falun Gong: Neocons’ Cult Weapon Against China and Trump
A huge, but totally unsupported, pillar of the neocon/Military Industrial Complex Trojan Horse sabotage of the Trump Presidency is the science-fiction fantasy cult Falun Gong (aka Falun Dafa). On June 22, 2019, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reported to a gathering of leaders of various sects marking the release of the 2018 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, that China is guilty of “intense persecution” of three different “faiths.” Falun Gong was number one on his list, and Falun Gong practitioners, as they are called, were a prominent element of the event, including the White House visit where they were introduced to their target for destruction, President Donald Trump.
Falun Gong’s international fake news and cultural influence machine features The Epoch Times, available in six languages in addition to English and Chinese, in print and Internet formats; the New Tang Dynasty video operation; and Shen Yun Performing Arts, which conducts multi-media performance extravaganzas claiming “to revive the lost world of traditional Chinese culture and share it with everyone” [www.shenyunperformingarts.org].
Falun Gong describes itself this way:
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a self-practice system that combines ancient Chinese teachings with meditation exercises. The principal text, written by Falun Dafa founder Li Hongzhi, is Zhuan Falun [https://falundafa.org/eng/eng/pdf/zfl_en.pdf]. It teaches practitioners to live by three basic principles: Truthfulness (Zhen), Compassion (Shan), Forbearance (Ren).
It is actually a worldwide cult backed by the network of nation destroyers responsible for the never-ending wars against the possibility of a “New Paradigm,” as Lyndon and Helga Zepp-LaRouche have called it, based on cooperation on behalf of the common aims of humanity. The full story of exactly who nurtured the growth of the cult is unknown, but it is known that it is promoted by the neocon warmongers and by George Soros’s supposedly pro-human rights Open Society Foundation, and also receives funding from the United States’ regime-change operatives at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED, also called Project Democracy).
Over recent weeks, Steve Bannon, whom Trump ejected from his White House post in January 2018 with abundant prejudice, emerged as the Executive Producer of a New Tang Dynasty libel attack movie, Claws of the Red Dragon, against China and its communications giant Huawei. Claws portrays Huawei as an Ian Fleming-style assassination bureau out to promote its own cyber warfare apparatus, which the movie, as well as many deranged neocons, claim is more dangerous than nuclear war. Bannon is not a mere grifter or a grade B or C movie producer, although he is both. After being tossed from the White House, he was one of the founders of the Committee on the Present Danger-China (CPD-C), a collection of aging neocon perpetrators of the Cold War.
Bannon is also serving the British Empire at a level that would have earned him a title of nobility did he not want to pretend to be an American. He has served as one of five sponsors of DHI (Dignatis Humanae Institute—The Institute of Human Dignity), a City of London (financial center) influence group. The other four co-sponsors were Archduke Otto Von Habsburg, successor to the throne of the Holy Roman Emperor when it was dissolved; His Royal Highness Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies and Duke of Castro, a leading figure in the anti-Renaissance wing of European nobility; Field Marshal the Lord Guthrie GCB (Knight of the Grand Cross), LVO (Lieutenant of the Victorian Order), OBE (Order of the British Empire); and Father Matthew Festing. Its director is his longtime ally Benjamin Harnwell. Its Chaplain, Father Michael Sneed, has been very active in bringing Anglicans, notably former Prime Minister Tony Blair, into the pro-Feudalist clique of the Catholic Church.
The Epoch Times, Shen Yun, and the rest of the Falun Gong apparatus are all engaged in similar propaganda, despite claiming to merely meditate on truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. According to IRS Form 990 filings, Shen Yun, the most publicly lavish part of the operation, had $122 million in assets at the end of 2018 and gross revenues of $37.5 million. This is an increase of $15 million in annual revenue and $27 million in assets from the end of 2016—the first two years of the coup operations against the U.S. Presidency and Constitution. This surge in Falun Gong finances has, presumably, accelerated during 2019 as its operations on behalf of the coup have increased. Due to the way Falun Gong is split into dozens of “independent” institutions and the fact that most practitioners are financed by sources not officially linked to any Falun Gong organization, the actual revenue and assets may be as high as $100 million and $500 million, respectively. Form 990s are only filed by “non-profit” organizations, so New Tang Dynasty and other Falun Gong organs do not make their earnings publicly available.
Falun Gong’s ‘Religious’ Credentials
Falun Gong was founded in 1992 by Li Hongzhi. Reports about his life are ambiguous and contradictory. A report issued by the Chinese Embassy in Washington in 1999, the year when the Chinese government decided that Falun Gong was a disruptive force, provided a brief biography of Li [http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/zt/ppflg/t36564.htm]. After leaving High School in 1969, he worked on an Army stud farm for eight years, then as a police trumpet player, a hotel attendant, and a private security worker. In 1991, he left that job and worked on Qi Gong—traditional physical/spiritual exercises. In 1992, he founded Falun Gong, which grew rapidly. Li began organizing mass activities and “created plots and instigated a certain number of Falun Gong followers to besiege and attack some media and publication units and Party and government departments, seriously affecting people’s normal activities and social order in these institutions, and disrupting the country’s hard-won stability,” the Embassy’s report stated.
From this, the Chinese government concluded, “Falun Gong is a highly organized, fully functional, and unregistered illegal organization headed by Li Hongzhi.” Li became quite wealthy, evaded taxes, and purchased luxury residences and expensive cars. The “last straw” that turned the government against Li was described like this in the Embassy’s report:
On April 25 this year , more than 10,000 Falun Gong followers gathered outside Zhongnanhai, the compound housing the headquarters of the Communist Party of China Central Committee in downtown Beijing, seriously disrupting social order and affecting people’s daily lives in this area, and creating an extremely harmful impact at home and abroad. After this incident, Li lied to the international media when he said, “I knew nothing about it beforehand.”
In fact, Li Hongzhi flew into China [presumably from Hong Kong] on April 22 and stayed in Beijing for 44 hours. On the second day of his entry, the gathering of Falun Gong followers at the Tianjin Normal University escalated. On the morning of April 24, while Li was still in China, many Falun Gong centers received a notice calling on followers to “collectively practice Falun Gong” outside Zhongnanhai. When the “April 25 Incident” took place, Li Hongzhi was in Hong Kong.
Li Hongzhi’s record and stated philosophy paints an image like that of the fraudulent fictional preacher Elmer Gantry combined with a “snake oil” salesman. After the Zhongnanhai event, Li relocated to New York City. The essence of his teaching in the Zhuan Falun would be familiar to anyone who knows comic book spiritual fantasies. He describes a universe that is immensely complex, but totally unknown to humankind because humanity, he says, is stuck on “one dimension at a low plane of the universe.” The only way out of this sorry state for human beings is to accept the “true Way” of a super-human master. He rejects science as a pursuit followed “after people have pushed out the divine and abandoned moral codes,” which prevents people from experiencing “real” things, like “spirituality, faith, divine word, and miracles.” Although Falun Gong literature stresses what they claim are healthful and healing exercise practices, Li asserts that human beings, because of their past transgressions “were meant to be … as divine beings see it, destroyed.” His role as a “divine being” is to show compassion for humans and try to reform them through “spiritual practice.” The Zhuan Falun never addresses human creative capabilities. It merely asserts the alleged “divine” view of the universe and outlines procedures to be mindlessly followed.
Li claims that following his method is the only path to success for otherwise condemned humans. He claims that this might bring about dramatic changes in the “practitioner” including “skin becoming soft and fair, with a rosy glow, and a lessening of wrinkles…. Older women will have their menstrual period return, since there is an essential energy involved in this blood that’s needed in mind-body practice.”
The “incredibly unique” quality of his method, he continues, is “you develop a falun at the position of your lower abdomen, and I personally bestow it during our classes.” He promises that the falun “draws in energy from the universe, transforms it for you, and delivers it to whatever parts of your body may need this energy for development.” He writes that this can provide the practitioner with “special powers” including levitation and the ability to “project energy” at will.
Li insists that practitioners must not attempt to learn any other system nor any other kind of science or knowledge, prior to mastering his system. In short, the Chinese government’s characterization of Falun Gong as an “anti-humanitarian, anti-society, and anti-science cult” is totally accurate.
How Falun Gong Serves the Coup
The Falun Gong media is devoted to two issues. One is their appearance of supporting Trump against the campaign to impeach him. The other is opposition to the only policy that could accomplish the goals of Trump’s Presidency—his attempts to join the United States in an economic partnership with Xi Jinping’s China, Russia, India, and the rest of the world. This is the reason for Falun Gong’s persistent claims of Chinese Communist Party abuses, including forced organ removal for sale as transplants. Falun Gong practitioners appear distributing The Epoch Times at almost every pro-Trump gathering. They also organize the Shen Yun extravaganzas that are advertised as representing 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, charging $85 to $400 per seat. They include portrayals, in modern dress, of Communist Party persecution of practitioners, including removing organs from plastic dummies, as leading features of the performances.
The Falun Gong’s support for Trump has the same purpose as their patron George Soros’s opposition to him. They both are committed to defending British–Wall Street finance against the potential coalition of great nations that can defeat it.
A recurring lie in the Falun Gong propaganda is that China systematically kills Falun Gong members in order to “harvest” their organs. The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) [https://endtransplantabuse.org/], an organization dedicated to corroborating the charges of the Falun Gong against the government of China, organized a “people’s tribunal” in London this year, called the “Independent Tribunal Into Forced Organ Harvesting From Prisoners of Conscience in China.” Members of Falun Gong (who appeared to have all their organs) and dissident Uighurs gave lurid testimony, without evidence, of China systematically killing dissidents and harvesting their organs.
They infer that Falun Gong detainees were given frequent blood tests and other medical checks to ensure their organs were kept healthy for potential donors. But they also claim that detainees were subjected to horrible torture including living in sewage and being fed their own urine and feces that would not keep practitioners’ organs healthy. Not a single victim of organ transport is named, and although they claim thousands disappeared without a trace, their imprisoned witnesses who appeared at the “people’s tribunal” had served their terms, were released, and resumed their libels against the government.
The fact that this perverted cult is embraced by the likes of Steve Bannon and his Committee on the Present Danger-China, to undermine President Trump’s commitment to establishing friendly relations with China, further exposes the character of the entire McCarthyite witch-hunt against China.