Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Falun Gong

Falun Gong is a spiritual movement that started in China in 1992 and gained up to 100,000,000 followers in less than ten years. The Chinese government has seen these people as a threat to their power, and they have faced extensive persecution. There is even an accusation (denied by China but supported by various independent journalists and human rights organizations) that they are harvesting organs from live (unwilling) Falun Gong members. Rocko made this vig at the time of last summer's Olympics, hoping that the media attention on Beijing would highlight these human rights abuses. Sadly, NBC at least was much more interested in the spectacle of the opening ceremonies and the beautiful facilities that the PRC had constructed than they were in the dirty secrets behind the scenes.

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