Falun Gong’s Media Machine

A few years ago when I attended the 6th Asian Heritage Street Celebration in San Francisco, I stopped at a booth for Shen Yun Performing Arts staffed with attractive, college age girls. My wife loves dance, and I thought she might be interested. I asked if this dance troop was part of a local college or university. The girl who handed me the brochure said yes.

She lied to me.

That evening, when I arrived home, I handed the brochure to my wife, who said, “That is Falun Gong.” I’ve written about The Falun Gong and Costco, about A Visit from the Falun Gong, and the more I learn about this group, the more sinister they become.

Turning to the Internet and using Google, I learned that New Tang Dynasty Television, Shen Yun Performing Arts and The Epoch Times all appear to be part of Falun Gong. I also discovered that Falun Gong must buy lots of Internet AD words so Google searches lead to one of the gears in the Falun Gong machine.  In fact, I had trouble finding anything but Falun Gong propaganda and had to keep altering my search terms to get beyond the Falun Gong firewall.

In time, I discovered a piece published in the Buffalo News saying, “the promoters and creators of “Shen Yun,” who have picked up a reputation for misrepresentation and deception over the years, have adopted the questionable propagandist tactics of the very government they criticize in their productions.”

Digging further, the New York Times reported, “China’s decision to ban Falun Gong was made after 10,000 adherents staged a silent protest outside the gates of Zhongnanhai, the Communist Party’s leadership compound in Beijing, to complain about reports in the state-run media that the group said were defamatory. Security forces apparently had no advance knowledge of the demonstration, which took place on April 25, 1999. The Chinese government began treating the group as a threat to national security.”

How about visiting Belching About China

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Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of My Splendid Concubine [3rd edition]. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. This is the love story Sir Robert Hart did not want the world to discover.

His latest novel is the multiple-award winning Running with the Enemy.

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2 Responses to Falun Gong’s Media Machine

  1. seeknsanity says:

    Thank You for this information. I fell victim to the advertising for this show that promised 5000 years of Chinese tradition. I recognized the propaganda immediately as it went from the Han dynasty to anti-communism almost immediately. The propaganda was so blatant that by the end I could not enjoy the performance. But, what really left me cold was, at the end there was an explosion in a modern setting that looked to be nuclear, then actors got into a Buddhist pose as if to be praying for this happen. What I felt was that the American audience was being psychologically prepared for such an event to occur. And of course, those who are perfectly capable of carrying out such an event is the West. Why are we being sold this antagonism? And it seemed, given the applause at the end, I was the only American to notice anything amiss

    • It isn’t just the Falun Gong that appears to want to end humanity with a nuclear war. Millions of fundamentalist Evangelical Christians, mostly in the U.S., that think all life was created by their god 6,000 years ago are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to bring on the apocalypse so their god will come for them asap and take them to heaven.

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