- Tue, 09/28/2010 - 12:00
Epoch Times Staff
Created: Sep 27, 2010
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2010
The Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party is a nine-part editorial series printed in The Epoch Times in November, 2004. This book explains the true history and nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and provides a comprehensive analysis of the CCP’s reign in China and the estimated 80 million deaths it has caused. To date, The Nine Commentaries has been instrumental in helping over 81 million Chinese people to withdraw their membership from the CCP. The book is officially banned in China but despite its banning by the authorities, it continues to be widely spread and sought after by Chinese citizens.
The following are two Chinese citizens' personal testimonies:
A Secret Kept in My Heart for Years
Many years ago I served in the military in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region where the ethnic Uighur people of China originate from. At that time, I took part in an operation that annihilated an entire Uighur village. Facing the innocent men, women, elderly and even nursing infants, we were not able to pull our triggers. Yet the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sent in another far better-equipped unit to ensure our troop carried out the field army’s orders of the killing. We would have to either open fire at the innocent villagers, or we would have the other unit to open fire at our fellow soldiers. In the end, we opened fire whilst shedding tears, not a single villager was spared.
For years, I have been living in the torment of my conscience. Nightmares constantly bring back vivid memories of that tragic scene. After I returned to the countryside, I was decommissioned and dared not to go to Uighur communities. Whenever I saw Uighurs, I was full of remorse and sorrow. I was raised as an honest and kind person. I have forever lost the peaceful life that an average person could have led. It was the CCP’s ruthless order to kill that shattered all of this.
If gods hear my repentance, please grant me peace of mind so that I will no longer be terrified by this recurring nightmare. Today, I solemnly declare that I withdraw from the CCP and any of its affiliated organizations. At the same time, my grandfather and my wife also quit any and all such organizations.
Serious Advice from My Friend: Automatic Termination Does Not Count
Five years ago, a friend of mine told me about the “three withdrawals” (quiting the CCP and its two affilliated organisations, the Youth League and the Young Pioneers). I thought my affiliation with the Youth League already terminated when I exceeded the age limit set for its membership and because of this I did not need to make a separate statement. Recently, I met her again. I asked her why I had to make a declaration after the automatic termination of my membership.
She explained that when I joined the Youth League, I wrote applications, went through reviews, took a vow, and received a certificate. Yet when you quit, you did nothing and said no word. How could this count? We Chinese have always taken a vow seriously. When ancient Chinese couldn't pay back the mercy and gratitude to someone, they would take a vow to repay their debt in the next lifetime by serving as a horse or an ox. This is how serious a vow is.
The Youth League terminated you on age. But you did not quit it.
Today, I, Liu Canlan, solemnly declare that I voluntarily quit the Communist Youth League and Young Pioneers to start a new, bright life outside the shadow of the CCP.
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