The “small town question makers” they don’t understand are actually the trend of Chinese history!

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Author: Li butaibai source: official account: Li butaibai


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Recently, I learned that there was a “small town Question Maker”, which is also ignorant.

It is not very funny to see a slightly contemptuous tone of joking about “small town questioners”, but it is very frivolous because of its shallowness to history.

Behind the “small town question makers”, there are often groups of “small town youth” who pursue progress. What is opposite the “small town youth”?

It is probably the appellation of “aristocratic family”, “famous family” and “noble house” often boasted in many real estate promotion.

Unfortunately, in the eyes of many people, this kind of identity belongs to “although the body cannot reach, but the heart aspires to it”, which is something that has been constantly destroyed and eliminated by the trend of Chinese history.

The historical trend of China is to break the clan of gentry, which began in the hands of Cao Cao in the Three Kingdoms period.

There was a folk song at the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty, which satirized the corruption of the gentry under the “imperial examination system” at that time:

Scholars do not know books.

Honor filial piety and honesty, and leave your father alone.

Cold, white and muddy,

The good general of Gaodi is as timid as a chicken.

The original intention of the talent selection system of “examination system” must be good, and the effect of the initial stage must be good, but in practice, over time, the vacancies in major official positions will almost inevitably fall into the control of vested interests such as powerful and powerful families.

In fact, in the Eastern Han Dynasty, the selection of the talent system of the imperial court was just a matter of being the first to watch the door, and the poor men of the common people had few opportunities to circulate upward.

Just as it is easy for close relatives to marry and produce many stupid and incomplete offspring, a thing must form a self closed internal cycle, so weakness and decay are almost bound to be its eternal destination.

Running water does not rot, and household hinges do not bark. Once anything loses its liquidity, it is difficult to escape the situation of rot and bark. Once the roots are intertwined, it is natural that “the wild fire will not burn out, and the spring breeze will blow again”.

By the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty, the world was in chaos, and the power of the poor common people represented by Cao Cao rose with the tide. Cao Cao likes frugality in his own life and is not gorgeous. Even when he died, he said in his will that it was OK to bury him in ordinary clothes and not to bury gold, silver and jewelry with him. This is certainly not the same kind of people as those door lords and gentry who are in the fashion of extravagance and fighting for wealth.

Cao Cao once issued the order of seeking talents, requiring that talents be recommended regardless of grade. Whether you are a scholar or a Han nationality, you should always be talented. What does this in turn mean? It shows that the talent recommendation system before Cao Cao should be divided into “grade” and family status.

Therefore, Cao Cao’s unified action towards the North naturally weakened the difference between the Han clan and the clan, which is also in line with the historical trend. As the antithesis of Cao Cao, Yuan Shao’s background is the four generations and three princes, and the disciples and old officials are all over the government and the public, which can be said to be the general representative of the clan.

In the recent TV series “the wind rises in Longyou”, Li Yan, one of the protagonists, is also a representative force of the Shu clan, and he also has a tense relationship with Zhugeliang.

Sima Yi’s family usurped power in the Cao Wei Dynasty, which made the power of the aristocratic clan recover for a time in the Jin Dynasty. The Eastern Jin Dynasty regime, which fled from Nandu, was parasitic on the clan of clan leaders, of which Wang Xie and Wang Xizhi were clan leaders, and the famous calligrapher Wang Xizhi was the clan leader’s son of Langya Wang, a famous clan in the Wei and Jin Dynasties.

However, the dynastic regime of such a clan in the Jin Dynasty could not last long. Under the historical general trend that the tentacles of imperial social governance continue to descend to the county level, the forces of the gentry and gentry in the middle level of society are bound to be disintegrated, and finally it is bound to “the former king Xie Tang Yan, flying into the homes of ordinary people”.

In the Sui and Tang Dynasties, the power and influence of the gentry were still there, but it was no longer the grand occasion of the Jin Dynasty – of course, the Jin Dynasty was only a temporary reflection of the power of the gentry, and then it was difficult to see the grand occasion again.

The Sui and Tang Dynasties began to use the “imperial examination system” to replace the “examination system” to select talents, and there was a huge space for the upper and lower levels of society to flow. It was difficult for the gentry to control the actual society by relying on the luxuriant branches and leaves expanded layer by layer.

It can be said that after the Sui and Tang Dynasties, the talent selection path of the dynasty society paved by the “imperial examination system” has essentially gradually moved towards the direction of “Prime Ministers must start in the State Department, and fierce generals must be sent to the soldiers”.

So that in the Qing Dynasty, such a direction, like Zeng Guofan, a famous minister in the late Qing Dynasty, completely started from a “small town Title maker”: Zeng Guofan’s grandfather was an out and out Hunan farmer. He desperately supported his son to study, and as a result, he won a scholar by working hard in a small town title all his life, but his grandson did it, and finally became a so-called “three immortals” saint who is famous in history.

In the Earlier Ming Dynasty, the great reformer Zhang Juzheng was not much better. His family background was a scholar’s family in Jiangling County, Hubei Province. He also relied on the small town to do the title. With his outstanding talent, he made the title the teacher of the Ming emperor and the chief assistant of the cabinet, and presided over the social reform to revitalize the Ming Dynasty.

Of course, in modern society, we all know that Mao Weiren is also a young man in a small town, a child of a small landlord’s family. His father wants him to learn how to calculate accounts, but Comrade Mao, a young man in a small town, is ambitious and loves reading. He also goes to Beijing University to listen in and study hard in the library.

Later, when talking about historical figures, Comrade Mao also took Liu Bang as an example to give the young people in the town a definition of the future of a giant cow: rough people produce figures.

This is a saying we often hear: big people come from small places, and small people come from big places.

Of course, we can’t say so absolutely now. There are big and small people everywhere. However, examples of “people come from small places” are readily available.

For example, a little online search shows that Jingdong Liu qiangdong is a small town youth, and even the place where the youth grew up is not even a “small town”. He grew up and lived in Guangming Village, Lailong Town, Suqian City, Northern Jiangsu Province. Lailong Town, Guangming Village, the name looks very awesome, but in fact, they all reflect the hope for the future under the backward face, just as poor people like to name their children rich, rich and long hair. Liu qiangdong had a poor family since childhood. His parents ran boats on the river for a living. Liu qiangdong had to live with his grandmother, who was still illiterate.

Ma Huateng of Tencent had a better childhood than Liu qiangdong, but it is estimated that he was promoted from village to town, but he should also be a young man in a small town. The specific living place is basuogang, Dongfang County, Guangdong Province, so he should be classified as a young man in seaside wharf town?

Yu Minhong of New Oriental may be regarded as 0.0001 higher than Liu qiangdong when he was a child, so his family’s livelihood does not have to depend on the river. Yu Minhong is a native of Huqiao village, Xiagang street, Jiangyin City, Wuxi. He is also a genuine rural child, but his father is a carpenter and his mother is the woman captain of the production team. Even so, Yu Minhong’s parents couldn’t help him much after he graduated from junior high school. He had to go back to the countryside to dig the earth first.

Compared with the above three people, Ren Zhengfei’s childhood life is estimated to be a little more difficult. He was born in a small village in a poor mountainous area of Zhenning County, Guizhou Province, not to mention the “aristocratic family” of the metropolis. It is estimated that even the identity of “small town youth” is reluctant. Although Ren Zhengfei’s father is a rural teacher, he has six children to feed, and the hardships of life are about predictable.


In the final analysis, what happened to the “small town Question Maker”?

It is often the small town question makers in China who have changed the world.

On the contrary, if this society once blocked the upward mobility channel of small town youth, once the “upper class” can only come from the so-called “upper class society” (dignitaries, tycoons, generations), once the inbreeding of bureaucratic system or cross breeding within the system is formed, historical experience tells us or you that there will be big problems one day. A big problem.

It is not only a problem of historical retrogression, but also a problem that cannot be tolerated by the institutional nature of the society itself. In the final analysis, it will lead a society to the self destruction of solidification and hardening.

In those days, the children of the eight banners of the Manchu Qing Dynasty were dandy, and the so-called “four families” of the Kuomintang regime in those days did not play on the road of self destruction?

In fact, I think the country is determined to eliminate the abnormal form of education of out of school training by means of thunderbolt, and cut off the existence of this morbid education of spending money, capital and parents, which is of great significance.

It is conceivable that in addition to after-school training, private education in primary and secondary schools, which takes advanced education, cutting-edge enrollment and high-quality teachers as the main way to make money, will also be the next focus of rectification and transformation, and it is estimated that it will not take long.

Without it, this form of education has created serious social injustice and seriously squeezed the way for children from poor and middle-class families to rise in life.

How can our socialist countries always ignore the long-term bad consequences caused by this educational subject who opposes the values of equality?

In all human civilizations, “equality” is absolutely the first value, which is more important than all other values. Because “equality” represents a certain hope, even a weak hope, of different classes. Only after having the fundamental value of “equality” can we talk about freedom and democracy in modern society.

Moreover, the value pursuit of “equality” does not have to be unique in modern society. Even in feudal society, the social mobility under the imperial examination system is also creating a relatively good “equality”. Mencius even said that “the people are the most valuable, the country is the second, and the king is the least”.

“Kings and generals, would you rather have seed?” Yes, under the general trend of history, especially in modern society of this nature in China, young people can be born in small towns, but there must not be a dangerous tendency of being born as kings, princes and generals, and class circulation solidification.

In the final analysis, the so-called aristocratic family, Haozu and noble nouns derived from the gentry of the Eastern Han Dynasty were not a social blessing.

A vibrant modern society must be a society in which people have equal human and machine experience, everyone can have dreams, and everyone can fulfill their ambitions alone with talent.

A healthy and progressive modern society must also be a society in which both officialdom and shopping malls must be de monopolized, de enchanted and de hardened.

In fact, after the fall of the Li Tang Empire and the rebellion of Five Dynasties and ten countries, there are not many nobles in China, and there can be no more. So in today’s China, those so-called “aristocrats” who imitate the West hypocritically are all hypocritical x-models with different opinions.

How can there be any aristocracy in China today? Far from it, let’s say that today’s Chinese people, over three or four generations, who didn’t come from farmers’ families?

If you have to say that there is any “aristocracy”, it is also the self hi in the market goods, such as the water aristocracy, milk aristocracy, suit cheongsam aristocracy and so on in the advertising poster. Even if you can see crab aristocracy and strawberry aristocracy without paying attention, you will be short of turtle and turtle aristocracy.

Moreover, this kind of self congratulation, which has not been seen in the first ten years of reform and opening up, is only the cowhide of the market economy in the past two decades.


The title map comes from the network, and the source is unknown

It is understandable to play in this kind of market business, or deliberately cater to the noble dreams of some consumers who are feverish. In business, you can create what you need.

But don’t mistake the cowhide business for a social fact. The real fact is that since the Li Tang Empire, Chinese society has increasingly tended to form two kinds of people——

Farmers (including farmers, herdsmen, fishermen and traders),

And scholars who are supported by farmers’ families (no matter who he is or who he is).

Therefore, don’t think that your father, your father, made some money from the official market, sent you to the English Channel and learned to drink bone china cup tea with his orchid fingers up, and walk around with a crocodile skin bag. It will become “noble blood”. Even if your signature on the ins reads William XIII, your grandfather is also the village’s Wang Facai, Zhao Laibao, and Zhou Duofu.

As the saying goes, there are many thunder and lightning in summer. Don’t pretend to be a fox fairy.

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