Here’s an intriguing update on what our friends over in the Falun Gong are up to, with special attention on its claims that the CCP is harvesting members’ organs and selling them as if they were toys for WalMart. The blogger comes to grim conclusions.
I would not be surprised if prisoners were being executed in greater numbers – and that Falun Gong practitioners were suffering disproportionately – in response to the perverse incentives created by the Chinese transplant market.
I would also not be surprised if the Chinese government was appalled at the MPS, not out of considerations of humanity, but because those brutal and greedy troglodytes were squandering two unique resources that China wants to exploit scientifically and efficiently – its growing stature in the field of transplant medicine and the biological assets of the thousands of prisoners it executes annually.
He also makes an important point – that just because we think the wheelers are icky doesn’t mean the CCP has carte blanche to slaughter them and sell their innards to the highest bidder.
A certain discomfort and unwillingness by outsiders to take this esoteric cult seriously has complicated responses to Falun Dafa’s most explosive allegation: that the Chinese government is slaughtering Falun Gung detainees and harvesting their organs while they are still alive.
I admit, it would be easier to go to bat for the FLG if they weren’t so fucked-up. But creep&icky or not, they are still human beings.
(Oh, and my headline will only make sense if you’re a Monty Python fan. If you’re not a MP fan, don’t invite me over for dinner.)
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.