‘We Want to Erase the Mark of the Beast’
Editor’s note: The Epoch Times here publishes direct translations of statements made by Chinese people in ‘renouncing’ the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its subordinate organizations. Statements such as these are submitted to a website affiliate of the Chinese version of The Epoch Times, Dajiyuan. The movement to renounce, withdraw from, or quit the CCP, called ‘Tuidang’ in Chinese, began in late 2004, soon after The Epoch Times published the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, an editorial series that explores the nature and history of the CCP. The statements offer a rare and candid glimpse of history in the making: the Chinese people turning their backs on the Communist Party, choosing conscience over pragmatism, and peacefully ushering in a future China free of Party rule.
The following is a selection of edited “Tuidang” (Party-Quitting) statements made by Chinese nationals during October and November 2011.
When I was in school, I was intimidated and enticed into joining the Communist Young Pioneer and Communist Youth League. I now solemnly declare my withdrawal from the evil Chinese Communist Party. Looking at the outside world, they all take democracy and a free system as a model; only the Chinese nation is still suffering under Maxism-Leninism. I hope freedom, democracy, human rights, and rule of law will lead our nation as soon as possible.
The Party is using our money to build up its regime and propaganda apparatus in order to deceive us, use us, drain our blood, and even persecute us. Now we see through the gangster nature of the Chinese Communist Party. We firmly declare to quit the evil organization and become clean people.
Ping An, Da Bing, Ma Mingbai and 60 other people
The Nine Commentaries lets us see the Chinese Communist Party’s rogue nature. We are clear about the truth of history. I hope you make further efforts in developing software to break the Internet blockade.
Wen Qing, Wenzhong, China
I work in a government organization and had no intention of joining the Communist Party. However I was forced by the leader to join and had no way to avoid it. In my heart I know the evil Party is vicious, and I feel ashamed to be a part of it. I hereby declare all my written applications as invalid. Any comments I made when joining the Party were against my heart. I wholeheartedly quit this evil Party. I hope that Buddha protects me.
Enough lies! Enough slavery! The Communist Party gang has destroyed our Chinese culture, murdered our elite, and is perverse. Wake up, our great Chinese nation!
In a country without democracy and freedom of the press, many things are covered up. After witnessing many things, I gradually have come to understand that the Chinese Communist Party benefits only a small group, and it harms people. I have decided to withdraw from the Party and its affiliated organizations. I want to wipe away the mark of the beast and choose a beautiful future.
Luo Jun, Mainland China
I cannot take it anymore. I want to get away from the Communist Party rule, to get out of this country run by the Chinese Communist thugs. I am a college student, and I have quite a few classmates who want to join the Party. They probably also know its wickedness, yet for their careers or other benefits, they want to join. I don’t want to be any part of that, any part of becoming a criminal. I therefore declare that I quit from the Chinese Communist Party and any affiliated organizations, and won’t have anything to do with them from now on.
I am now withdrawing from the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers. In today’s China, corruption, grabbing money, and other material gains have become the only glue that holds the Communist Party together. Corrupt officials know that if the Party is gone, their opportunity for corruption and taking bribes is also gone. When the Communist Party collapses, they will fall from power and have to face justice.
They are caught up in a double bind, believing that the Chinese Communist Party will die if corruption is ended, and the country will perish if corruption is not ended. But the Party cannot represent the country. To love the CCP is not equivalent to loving our country.
After the Communists came to power, over 80 million Chinese people died unnatural deaths during the various movements launched by the Communist Party. But history has proven that evil cannot triumph. The Chinese Communist Party’s demise is near. We sincerely look forward to a new China without the Communist Party.
A total of 11 people, including Huimin, Meifeng, Feilong
No dignity, no fundamental rights, living like cattle, this is not a life for Chinese people. We want to expel the foreign doctrines of Marxism and Leninism and restore China’s traditions. I hereby declare that I quit from the Chinese Communist Party.
Ai Lishui, Zhejiang Province
The Chinese Communist Party is corrupt to the extreme. They persecute good people while turning a blind eye on criminals. There is no way to reason with them. Heaven and people are outraged. We quit the Communist Party in exchange for safety and to enter China’s bright future.
Liao Sheng, Liu Xinsheng, Lin Huamei, and eight others
Under the Chinese Communist Party’s one-party rule, traditional values have been destroyed. Lies and sham merchandise are everywhere. It cannot go on like this. We hereby declare our voluntary withdrawal from the Chinese Communist Party, the Communist Youth League, and the Young Pioneers. We want to erase the mark of the beast, join the side of righteousness, and embrace a beautiful tomorrow.
Wang Baoan and Sun Baoling from Liaoning Province