In days of old,
When knights were bold
And violence was respected.
Nobles hired some thugs
Beat up some pugs,
And revolutions were prevented.
We live of course, in more sophisticated times. Raw violence is no longer acceptable as a means of keeping the lower classes in their places.
What is a nobleman to do then?
Why but of course. Hire Thugs of the Think Tank type.
If you can't beat them physically into submission,
then brow beat them into a catatonic state with all means of mental thuggery.
Who are the Thugs of Think in our modern times?