Wesley Smith: Murdered Falun Gong as “Art”?


On July 27, Wesley J Smith, US Senior Fellow at the Discovery
Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism, published an article
in National Review Online: “Murdered Falun Gong as Art?”.

Smith said: “I have written of the very real prospect that the
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has murdered Falun Gong for their organs.”
What’s the reason that Smith wrote the article?
Let’s take a look.

Recently, the CCP media announced news of Bo Xilai’s trial.

However, the truth of Gu Kailai and Bo Xilai’s cases
has still been covered up.
On July 20 1999 Jiang Zemin launched the
persecution of Falun Gong,
vowing to “Defame their reputations, bankrupt them
financially, and destroy them physically.”
News was first heard in Dalian prison about organ theft from
living Falun Gong practitioners and selling their corpses.
Furthermore, the largest human body factory
was registered and located in Dalian.

On July 27, Wesley J Smith wrote an article mentioning thatsome bodies from von Hagen’s “Bodies at an Exhibition” may be murdered Falun Gong practitioners and perhaps their organs were harvested before plastination.

Over the years, Falun Gong practitioners have clarified
the truth about the CCP harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practioners.
Many people could hardly accept it, as it is difficult to link
these appalling and widespread organized crimes together.

Wen Zhao, current affairs commentator: “Over time, many
righteous people and communities continued to investigate
constantly to obtain new information, then outline it.
They will know what the outcome is,
then more people will know the truth.”

Smith said he never really put the “Bodies at an Exhibition”
with Falun Gong together,
Now, he is very disturbed according to an article by author
Ethan Gutmann published in the Weekly Standard.
Smith said,behind Bodies at an Exhibition, there is little doubt
that the Falun Gong were mass murdered.

In 2006, after exposure of the CCP stealing Falun Gong
practitioner’s organs and trafficking for profit,
several countries are starting to push legislation through
to prevent their citizens from going to China for illegal organ transplants.

Israel was the first country in 2008 to do so,
followed by many countries.
In Taiwan, Malaysia, Canada, Belgium and other places
members of parliament have proposed a new organ transplant bill.
This is for the overall control of their citizens traveling
to China for organ transplants.

Wen Zhao: “Why is it so strict on legislation for this issue?

To prevent their citizens go to China for organ transplants
and harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners.
This is the major reason to facilitate their legislation.”

The US congressmen from both parties have recently
jointly proposed No.281 resolutions.
This demands the CCP immediate ends forcible organ
harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners and political prisoners.
It suggests the US government openly condemns
the CCP abuse of the organ transplants.
Those involved in organ harvesting are prohibited
entry to the US.

Zhu Keming, the first Falun Gong practitioner to sue Jiang
Zemin said:”You shouldn’t support evil, as a human,
you should know the organs sources are unclear, but you
still go, its equivalent to you being involved in the crime.
This ought to draw peoples’ attention, they should
condemn the CCP’s evil behaviors.”

Smith said in his article that “there is little doubt
that the Falun Gong were harvested.
Anyone who attends the exhibits could not
only be engaging in voyeurism,
but also unwittingly paying to view the evidence
of terrible atrocities as ‘art’ “.

(Source – http://www.ntdtv.com/xtr/gb/2013/07/31/atext940880.html)

Murdered Falun Gong as “Art?”

By  Wesley J. Smith

I have written of the very real prospect that the Chinese government has murderedFalun Gong for their organs.

I have also criticized the “artist,” Gunther von Hagens–who plastinizes human cadavers and puts them on display. Not only is this (in my view) appalling decadence, but to prove the point, von Hagens has poised some of his bodies as if they were having sexual intercourse and engaging in other sexual acts. Yes, cadaver porn.

I never really put the two stories together. But now, according to a very disturbing article by author Ethan Gutmann published in the Weekly Standard, some of von Hagen’s bodies may be murdered Falun Gong, perhaps even those killed for their organs. I can’t do justice to the full and carefully researched article in a blog, but here’s a very rough nutshell gist. From, “Bodies at an Exhibition:”

[E]lderly Falun Gong women were patiently informing me that the bodies in von Hagens’s and Sui’s exhibitions are those of Falun Gong practitioners, hideously displayed for people’s amusement. I ignored them. Too melodramatic, I thought. But in Vienna I’m noticing that the liver and kidneys appear to be missing from some of the plastinated bodies on display. Is it conceivable that there were dual-use bodies, the organs harvested before plastination? And could those kidneys and livers still be alive inside aged Chinese and Japanese, Europeans and Americans? 

There is little doubt that the Falun Gong were harvested. But were they plastinized? A very upset at the prospect von Hagens says he cremated his Chinese bodies. But Gutmann thinks the matter still worth pursuing to find the truth about what has been happening in China:

According to medical specialists I’ve consulted, mitochondrial DNA can be extracted from fixed anatomical specimens and used to prove relationships out to third- degree relatives. In other words, one could give the organ-ization Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting or some other responsible entity DNA samples from both shows, test the samples from von Hagens’s figures to see if all the bodies are Caucasian, then attempt to match the DNA from any that turn out to be Chinese, as well as DNA from Sui’s displays, against DNA from Chinese families who lost a loved one through an “enforced disappearance”—a PSB arrest for religious or political beliefs—during the years of high plastination

But for now, DNA testing would require cooperation. Perhaps von Hagens would agree, happy to clear his name of any lingering doubts. If he realized that DNA samples could be taken from his figures without damaging them—any more than a van Gogh is damaged when a tiny sample of paint is taken to prove its authenticity—he might cooperate. And assuming he were exonerated, Dr. Death could rightfully jeer my dark fantasies at the museum, and I would very gladly laugh along with him.

The prospect for mass murder should never be shrugged off. I hope von Hagens leaps at the chance to learn the truth and clear doubts about his ethics.

Until then, It seems to me that anyone who attends these exhibits could not only be engaging in voyeurism, but also unwittingly paying to view the evidence of terrible atrocities as “art.