By Antonio Maria Delgado From Miami Herald Venezuela’s justice system is exceedingly unjust, with its courts being used ...
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I really wouldnt trust a religious cult (Falun Gong) when it comes to news.

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Wait, cult?

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The Epoch times is run by a fanatical religious cult. I have 0 respect for them or their news outlets

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I didn’t know that

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falun gong was started in the 90s as a scam martial arts/exercise movement. There are a ton of similar but smaller quack qigong cults that was started at around the same time. Initially, the Chinese government supported these because they were thought of as a harmless way to get old people out and exercising.

falun gong is anti-medicine, telling cult members to avoid going to the hospital when sick, leading to deaths. It teaches that there is a “falun” or “law wheel” inside the body, leading some sick cult members to attempt to dig it out, leading to deaths. It is a doomsday cult, and believes only master li can save the cult members from the coming apocalypse with super natural powers. It is against homosexuality and race-mixing, saying mix race babies are evil and is a plot by aliens, which is super offensive to western liberals (in addition to the recent fervent support of Trump)

Eventually a physics professor He Zuoxiu started writing articles denouncing these qigong frauds for what they are, including publishing an article in an obscure science magazine called “Science and Technology for Youth” criticizing falun gong in 1999. The falun gong saw this and was outraged, and they staged an unauthorized 10,000 people barricade of the central government offices demanding that the central government apologize, silence He Zuoxin, and give falun gong legal recognition.

from here

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Sounds like the exact kind of cult that i hate

@nutomic
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It seems like every cult is generally hated. I have never heard about any exception.

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People who are in cults often seen to point out other groups as cults, but fail to recognize cultish behavior in their own groups. And many people defensa cult like JW or Mormons because “i know somebody who is and they seem to be nice people”

Epoch Times? The Falun Gong newspaper? They’re not trustworthy in any meaning of the word.

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I wasn’t aware of that, now am i

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the un spreading disinformation? couldn’t possibly happen /srs

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There not misinforming about nothing. As a Venezuelan i can say that this shit happens, they’re just hipócritas for not saying anything about other countries doing the same.

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according to western media (the same that lie about the uyghurs “genocide”) venezuela is committing human rights violations

according to venezuela’s own media there is nothing of that

makes a lot more sense to believe this is disinformation

and that’s not to mention you linked the epoch times

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I’m a venezuelan. The “Venezuelan own media” you mention are government propaganda media that of course will say that there is nothing wrong here. And if you ever talk to actual venezuelans, you would know that human rights violations happen here daily. Nobody trusts the police because they’re bastards and institutions like FAES might fuck entire families of innocent people just for pissing them off. Me myself I’m a survivor of human right violations, and also know many torture survivors. So don’t just say there everything is good pink and happy in Venezuela, cuz is not.

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Most media in Venezuela are private doing propaganda against building houses for people, and not mentioning international sanctions that devalue Venezuelan currency and inflation. State TV channels, or newspapers do not dominate the Venezuelan media market. Capitalists who are already rich, but never have enough are vile against the government and people controlled cooperatives there.

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Baby, i venezuelan. I think I know what happens at my own country, thanks.

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Doesn’t mean you’d be objective about it, tho.

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yikes

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Also. Venezuela is in the west, so venezuelan media is also “western media” And if you think that there is no genocide happening in China, then you are no better and far right extremist who think that the Holocaust was a hoax.
Also, don’t just believe something because “it makes sense” for you.

Not really, though, the West does not refer to the actual west in the cardinal sense, but rather to the countries that created what we consider as western thought or western philosophy, that’s a reason why the French Guiana, Canada and the US belong to the West but not Latin America. Honestly is a shitty term because it’s super abstract and with lots of interpretations but IMHO this is the more accepted.

This is the west. There is another map which shows how all the most violent and militarized borders are along these lines. Eastern Europe (war in Ukraine), inter-Korean border, Mediterranean (grave for countless migrants), Mexico-US border (drug wars and migration crisis).

How the UN has the moral ground to say shit about anything, fucking hypocrites.

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Almost every country in the world does the exact same thing. I’m not saying it’s a good thing, but the UN has to conveniently shut up about certain countries.

Yeah, I mean, have you seen the rates of incarceration in the US? It’s fucking huge and it is literally one of the biggest genocides I could think of if we keep in mind that a huge percentage of those people are indigenous/black/latinos/asian and other minorities, yet it’s all right for the UN because they suck usonian dick.

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