Article by: Amnesty International
We all say that Beethoven is one of the greatest composer in the world, and more remarkably, he is deaf. Today, I am going to talk to you about another great man called Chen, a blind Chinese person who tries to protest against the Chinese government through peaceful actions. Chen started protesting against the Chinese government when he realized how unfairly the people were treated in his own country by his own government. He started gathering people to join in this protest with him and immediately he recruited a tremendous amount of followers to protest with him against the Chinese government. The protest soon became more and more popular until the Chinese government couldn’t stand it anymore and had to find a way to stop it. The Chinese government used all sort of ways to end Chen’s protest. “Chen’s older brother is believed to be in police custody while the whereabouts of his nephew and mother are unknown,” the article stated. However, Chen wouldn’t give up on his hope and dream for his country, so he continued with his protests and finally, he ran to the US embassy for some safety. The ambassadors were surprised to see a Chinese man escaping into an American embassy, however, after knowing what Chen have done, they immediately contacted the US government for help and support. After all that mess and confusion, the US finally informed China for a negotiation for Chen’s destiny. Surprisingly, the Chinese authorities seem to ignore the negotiation with the US, because during the negotiations, Chen and his followers were found being tortured by the Chinese authorities. After all, no one knows what will happen to Chen, a great man like him, yet can’t decide his own destiny.
What makes this man so desperate about this protest that he is willing to sacrifice his own life and the safety of his family members? It’s because of his love for his country and he thinks of the happiness of the people is far greater importance than his own life. This is what it takes to become a founding father, loving the country so much that nothing else matters to you, but to see the country peaceful and fair. I wish that I can have the characteristics of a founding father, because that is what leaders have, to lead people into better lives. I need to develop the courage and bravery to stand up to what I stand for, and I will be a founding father, a true leader.