Friday, May 05, 2006

Tienemin Square Redux

China dissident Harry Wu, stood on Colorado’s State Capitol grounds challenging Governor Bill Owens and Chinese Prime Minister, Zhu Rongi’s trade fest inside nearly a decade ago. Last month, Wenyi Wang stood up to another, newer Chinese dictator at a recent Whitehouse ceremony, embarrassing President Bush.

Although Dr. Wang’s shouts to President Hu, that “his days are numbered,” were mostly portrayed by media outlets as the ranting of a madwoman, her courageous challenge may be viewed by historians as another shot heard round the world.

Wenyi Wang sought to alert the listening world to the horrific practice of killing prisoners for their organs sold to wealthy westerners. Specifically, she described the plight of practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual movement followed by thousands in China.

As Harry Wu had described earlier in Colorado, political dissidents of all stripes, are routinely executed for transplant tourism. Mr. Wu spent years in the Laogai, the Chinese equivalent of the Gulag, and hoped to educate America about
the plight of Chinese citizens who challenged the brutal Chinese regime.

Video of prisoners lined up in town square and shot in the head was so shocking and horrifying that most were paralyzed by their disbelief that such barbarism could exist in the 20th century. The medical vans wisking the organs to awaiting
recipients gave credence to the insanity of the claims, yet brought little to no action.

Last month, Dr. Wang shouted, “President Bush, stop him from persecuting Falun Gong and stop him from killing.”

Clearly embarrassed at this unexpected turn of events, the Bush administration had the good doctor removed and arrested.

Reverend Pat Mahoney noted that it is “outrageous that the U.S. would roll out the red carpet for a dictator known for crushing human rights while pursuing prison for a woman fighting to end religious persecution and violence.”

Wang sees her actions, not as criminal, but as civil disobedience. Charged with harassing a foreign official, she could possibly serve a federal prison sentence in the nation known around the world for protecting the free speech rights granted by God to her citizens.

Investor’s Business Daily marveled at Wenyi’s incredible timing, shouting her challenge at the moment President Bush was asking Hu Jintao to, “let the Chinese people speak freely!”

The outburst was broadcast by CNN, live but according to internet blogger, Matthew Sheffield, the network feed was, “disrupted for China viewers alone.”

Had their access to Dr. Wang’s outburst not been censored, they might have learned of her motives for shouting to President Hu. Wenyi explains, “I hope to immediately stop the crimes of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners and rescue those facing the danger of live organ removal.”

When the Constitution Party of Colorado brought Harry Wu to speak truth to Governor Owens, few noted. Now Harry Wu has a valuable ally in the fight for human rights in China.

Noting that there are tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners missing, Wang explained, “When I saw President Bush shake Hu Jintao’s hand, I couldn’t help crying out.”

Dr. Wang went to a congressional hearing the day before the White House ceremony hoping to hear two of her peers testify about Falun Gong concerns. After they weren’t allowed to report on what they knew, Wenyi knew she had to act.

“I cried out for those Falun Gong practitioners, for those who have been or are about to be dissected alive for their organs. I cried out for those who have been tortured and suffered genocidal persecution,’ Wang exclaimed.

Wenyi Wang’s boldness ought to be emulated by America’s elected officials for shouting down a tyrant, while our president apologized for her behavior.

Like the lone man standing before the tank which ran him down, taking his life in Tieneman Square, Wenyi Wang once again demonstrated that the people will lead and the leaders will follow.

“The press reported on what I did at the White House but they didn’t report why I did it, which is key to the whole issue. America is America because of its respect for human rights. I think the massive removal of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners touches and challenges the conscience of each one of us. It is a challenge for humankind. Such crimes and sins should not be allowed to continue.”

“The heart is desperately wicked, who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9