The Falun Gong Political Narative: Creating the Illusion of So-called "Forced Organ Harvesting"
Campbell Fraser [+]
Griffith University, Australia
The Falun Gong (FLG) organization have for the last several years placed stories of so called forced organ harvesting as central to their sustained and concerted effort to undermine the Chinese government, and specifically, the Communist Party of China. These claims have been comprehensively investigated by a team of internationally renowned experts in human organ transplantation, and dismissed as fabrications. Despite the fact that this expert group has reached this conclusion, based on several trips to China, the FLG continue to lobby governments and international organizations with what they claim to be evidence of ongoing mass murder of their members in China. There is a clear reason for this; the FLG have invested so much time and effort into promoting so-called forced organ harvesting as their central battleground theme, they must find ways to perpetuate these rumors for fear of loss of face in the international community. The FLG have been careful to position themselves as victims, and have used this mentality throughout in order to present their case as an underdog against the might of China. In “The Falun Gong Political Narrative – Creating the Illusion of co-called ‘Forced Organ Harvesting,’” Campbell Fraser explores the manifestations of this victim mentality, through an analysis of the FLG organization and its supporters.