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We have fought this war against military aggression. But we have yet to realize that it has also been fought against mental aggression. The Nazis invaded first the minds of their own people and later those of the people of the countries they occupied. The Japanese Fascists did precisely the same. For some years before the war the Japanese Government prohibited the possession of short-wave radio sets. Consequently the Japanese people were unable to listen in to foreign broadcasts, were unable to hear any expositions of the democratic standpoint and were inoculated solely with the same kind of totalitarian poisonous falsehood with which the Nazi government inoculated the Germans. This planned object of casting the mind of the entire Japanese nation into the desired mould even took the extreme measure, so curious to the occidental observer, of a "thought control" police, with its extraordinary mission of jailing anyone for thinking the wrong thoughts!

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 191

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