Discourse about Falun Gong varies remarkably widely, so widely as to possibly be disorienting. If you’re apt to just conclude that the truth must lie “somewhere in between” the two common poles (positive and negative attributions), you owe it to yourself to read on.
This section examines in greater scrutiny several claims leveled by China’s state media apparatus under the direction of the Ministry of Propaganda (see links below). They are claims literally sculpted to confuse. According to an August, 2001, Washington Post report, “propaganda” is an expressly stated component of a three-pronged formula meant to destroy Falun Gong; torture and brainwashing are its other two ingredients.
What few in the West realize, however, is just how actively Chinese Communist Party-engineered propaganda has been disseminated in the West, where it is meant to alienate Falun Gong and breed suspicions. The aim is to undermine would-be support for the persecuted group, and the Party has proven highly effective at injecting this propaganda into Western media narratives.
Let’s dig into the details…