中国接下来会发生什么？我想每个人都会有自己的判断。王思聪为何突然挑战权威？我想他也应该对未来有预感和焦虑。就像马斯克决定收购 Twitter 一样。社会精英需要对社会问题和危机有远见和洞察力。底层穷人要保持清醒，明辨是非。对于既得利益者，要求不宜太高，只要不无耻即可。他们没那么无耻，大家可以省去很多不必要的努力。
Why didn’t Musk appear in China
Musk’s acquisition of twitter triggered a great discussion on freedom of speech. Coincidentally, Wang Sicong, the second generation of China’s super rich, was blocked by almost the whole network because of some comments on his microblog. Many people began to tease. Why didn’t Wang Sicong buy Weibo?
If you can achieve freedom of speech by buying microblog, freedom is too cheap. I think it should not be difficult for Chinese people to raise money casually and buy control of microblog. But the problem is that the speech environment in China is completely different from that in the United States. The law of the United States stipulates that the government cannot have media. Therefore, all media and Internet companies are in the hands of entrepreneurs. That is the “capital” commonly used in China’s discourse system.
Then, these capital slowly formed a value alliance and began to clamp down on the voice of conservatives. Therefore, strictly speaking, what the United States has lost is not freedom of speech, but freedom of thought. It is the progressive left that suppresses the conservative right. Now Musk’s purchase of Twitter is tantamount to giving conservatives a place to express themselves freely on social media, thus rebalancing the left and right camps.
In China, the situation is completely different. The voice of the media is almost entirely in the hands of the government. Social media seems to have absolute control over users’ speech, but it still serves the government in essence. Therefore, wangsicong was not only banned on Weibo, but his Tiktok account was also cancelled. It is said that Wechat moments was also closed, and the whole person disappeared from the Internet.
But when you look back, he didn’t say anything too much. Pointing out the data error of CCTV, forwarding and questioning a traditional Chinese medicine, what crime can you say? If there is no such basic freedom of expression, people will be afraid. This is also the reason why so many rich people secretly emigrate and leave China every year.
Public ambition should be the ultimate ideal of social elites. If a person has achieved great success in his career, but is not allowed to improve the society, he can only degenerate infinitely in the abyss of personal desire. Buy planes, buy yachts, show off their wealth, become lecherous, and even become mentally empty to take drugs… Therefore, if musk was in China, he would have emigrated and left long ago, otherwise all his noble qualities would become rotten
This is also one reason why there is no such figure as Musk in China. In other words, there are many successful entrepreneurs in China, but none can promote social progress. Ma Yun, who once said that “if the bank does not change, it will change the bank”, is now silent.
Don’t underestimate an improvement at the macro level. How important Musk’s correction of freedom of speech is. First look at the recent changes in the world, and you will find that Trump’s efforts in those years are being realized one by one. For example, the reform of the United Nations is under way, the increase of military spending in Germany has been realized, the weakening of Europe’s energy dependence on Russia is being realized, and the adjustment of the global supply chain is also under way.
In other words, the ideas of these conservatives have been verified to be correct by time. If Trump’s ideas were valued at that time, the chaotic international situation will be rewritten, and even the Ukrainian Russian war may be avoided. This is the importance of freedom of speech and freedom of thought. It is the best way for a country to reduce mistakes.
This is not to say that conservatives must be right and progressivism must be wrong. But the two must have a mechanism of mutual restraint and full discussion in order to appear truth. What musk has done now is to rebalance the two. In fact, according to musk himself, he is also the left of the progressive camp, but the extreme left leaning too much makes him look like the right.
In this regard, China is in stark contrast to the United States. China is conservative and completely suppresses progressivism. I believe many people will feel this deeply. Even if you don’t “criticize the government” and just express your public opinions to the people around you, everyone will think you are radical and alien. They will think that you just need to do your own thing.
In short, the development trend of the times has run counter to China’s ecosystem, and the gap is widening. Just like Nokia’s Symbian system, which cannot run IOS smart app, it will be eliminated sooner or later without effective improvement and upgrading.
And I expect Musk’s acquisition of twitter should not be so simple. He is likely to give twitter payment function and make it financial. Then the market value of twitter may eventually reach more than ten times that of now. As long as the blockchain module is added to twitter, there is no technical difficulty. He also does advocate cryptocurrencies (such as Doge). Once he does take this step, it will reshape the global financial rules and realize the non nationalization of currency. Then, the development idea of printing money to solve economic problems in the past will be blocked, and all foam economies will face challenges.
When the times want to abandon you, you can’t even say hello. The Chinese people should have a deep understanding of this sentence. The Qing Dynasty closed the country for hundreds of years. The shackles created by self isolation destroyed countless lives and the future of the whole nation. The wheel of the times is still rolling forward, the Internet is changing, the financial system is changing, and the Ukrainian Russian war has led to changes in the international situation. In addition, the manufacturing industry is migrating to Southeast Asia on a large scale. Then the whole world is gradually getting rid of the epidemic, and China’s epidemic prevention policy still seems to see no turnaround.
What will happen next in China? I think everyone will have their own judgment. Why did Wang Sicong suddenly challenge the authority? I think he should also have a prediction and anxiety about the future. Just like musk decided to buy Twitter. A social elite needs to have foresight and insight into social problems and crises. The poor at the bottom should remain sober and distinguish right from wrong. As for those with vested interests, the requirements should not be too high, as long as they are not shameless. They are less shameless, and everyone can save a lot of unnecessary efforts.