Regarding the matter of freedom of thought, there is a big principle that must be observed, that is, whether freedom of thought is needed or not-nonsense is of course necessary! What is the difference between the absence of freedom of thought and the people kidnapped by Nazi public opinion? How do new ideas arise? How can society progress? The mind must of course be emancipated. The Renaissance is the best example of the emancipation of the mind. Although on the surface the reason for this movement is “the development of productive forces, the emerging bourgeoisie is dissatisfied with the church’s control of the spiritual world.” Both the reason and the result have prompted the Europeans to transition from being God-centered to human-centered in their thinking. It was after all this that Europe had those technological revolutions and commercial prosperity.
So the question is, what kind of freedom of thought is the most suitable way for our development? We have been discussing this topic, but have not given an answer. The scope of freedom of thought is too large, and no one can guarantee whether this scope will bring progress like the literary restoration or will be used like the Arab Spring. When analyzing events, one of the main principles is to “remember to punish the heart”, that is, you must not speculate on other people’s motives, which is the psychological starting point when doing things. You can’t assume that everyone is rational, because then we would have entered the ultimate stage of socialism. So no one dares to let public opinion develop naturally, because the results that will be brought about will be unpredictable and devastating.
Since it is impossible to predict the people’s thoughts, it is enough to control the flow of public opinion from the source as much as possible, and then the control of public opinion will emerge. A unified public opinion is the foundation of a unified country. When the country, the big ship, adjusts its direction, there are bound to be many different voices. At this time, a strong and powerful voice is needed to guide other different voices. This is why the state controls public opinion, keeping it within a reasonable and controllable space with maximum freedom.
In modern society, because of the existence of the Internet, people receive an unprecedented amount of information. However, the network also has its drawbacks, that is, it is an amplifier in itself. After a little operation on the network, it may become a common concern of the entire society, which also causes management difficulties. In this general environment, we may have become a part of public opinion unconsciously, and every piece of information you observe will change your thinking. For example, many emoticons and internet buzzwords are implanted in your life before you realize it. In this case, our best choice is to look at the problem as rationally as possible. An upright three-view will help you to look at the problem more accurately, follow the direction of the country, and carry out reasonable dissemination of ideas within the general direction. Receive, this is what we should do.