China News Service, Beijing, July 22 (Reporter Wang Kai) As we all know, criticism and self-criticism are the fine traditions and style of the Communist Party of China, and they are also important signs that distinguish proletarian parties from other parties.
In this regard, the older generation of revolutionary Zhang Wentian has a vivid metaphor-don't be afraid of showing your diarrhea to others.
In the 1930s, the Communist Party of China and the Red Army once encountered major setbacks.
Zhang Wentian held a series of important positions in the party at that time, and he was naturally responsible for the mistakes of this period.
He himself never shy away from it.
Later, during the Yan'an Rectification Movement, he also self-examined and dissected himself, emphasizing that he should not cover up his mistakes and "don't be afraid of showing your diarrhea to others."
It is precisely because of this courage to face his own mistakes and adhere to the principle of seeking truth from facts, Zhang Wentian, together with the older generation of leaders such as Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and Wang Jiaxiang, facilitated the Zunyi Conference.
At the meeting, the Chinese Communists talked about the party’s spirit but not self-interest, truth and face, carried out criticism and self-criticism, recognized the right direction, corrected the “Left” mistakes, saved the party, saved the Red Army, and saved Chinese revolution.
Just imagine, if the Communists at that time faced problems and mistakes, did not listen to criticisms, did not reflect on themselves, but stubbornly insisted on the wrong line, what losses would they bring to the revolutionary cause of the entire country and nation?
Just like the story in Han Feizi's "Bian Que Meets Cai Huan Gong", Cai Huan Gong disapproved of the reminder of the genius doctor Bian Que, and eventually became ill and could no longer be cured.
To be a human being, one must not hide from illness and avoid medical treatment, and engage in revolutionary undertakings. Nor is it allowed to overstatement.
Therefore, the courage to show the "sickness" and the courage to criticize and self-criticize is both saving people and self.
In fact, in the traditional concepts of the Chinese for thousands of years, they have always held an affirmative and valued attitude towards criticism and self-criticism.
In "Zuo Zhuan", there is a saying that "the passing can be changed, and the good is not good"; in "The Analects" there is a record of "my day and my body"; "Mencius" gave birth to the idiom "if you have heard it, you will be happy"; the ancients even said To get a "friend" in life is regarded as luck and achievement...
The Communist Party of China, while inheriting these essences of the traditional Chinese culture, has combined it with Marxist theory and practice, turning criticism and self-criticism into a "pinstone" for healing and saving people in thought and understanding.
With criticism and self-criticism, the Chinese Communist Party has the ability to purify itself, to continuously strengthen its immunity, and to continuously improve itself.
Regardless of the revolutionary war years or the development and construction process after the founding of New China, historical practice has repeatedly proved that the greatness of the Communist Party lies not in its innocence of mistakes, but in its self-consciousness of criticism and self-criticism, and strong self-correction. ability.
General Secretary Xi Jinping described criticism and self-criticism as the "good medicine" and "weapon" for strictly administering the party.
He once emphasized that criticism and self-criticism should become the norm in party life and a compulsory course for every party member and cadre.
In the new era and new journey, the Communist Party of China will also face new challenges and tests.
Therefore, every communist must maintain and polish the "weapon" of criticism and self-criticism, and use it boldly and often.