node created 2012/06/17
last changed 2013/02/04
Take away freedom of speech, and the creative faculties dry up.
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.
Tagsfree thought