“I am sure Takashima is fun for little children. But when you grow up and reach a certain age and develop an ego, life in Takashima for most young people comes close to a living hell. The leaders use their power to crush people’s natural desire to think for themselves. It’s foot-binding for the brain. (In the old days in China, they used to cram little girls’ feet into tiny shoes to keep them from growing).” 1Q84, chapter 10, Tengo, A real revolution with real bloodshed.