The smart way to keep
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
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
freeDefinition of freedom: The possibility of a person to decide, unaffected from outside, within the limits of one's own possibilities and respect for the rights of others.
thinkingDefinition of mind: The ability to think, so instead of just concrete objects, to spiritually consider abstract principles.
going on, while all the
timeDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.