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That Hideous Strength; Parallels between C.S. Lewes' 3'd Space Trilogy Book and present day reality.
11/13/12 | Me

Posted on 11/13/2012 8:52:06 PM PST by dps.inspect

Hell is trying to break forth in this story, and the N.I.C.E. cabal is dong everything it can to help it succeed. Only thing is, N.I.C.E. thinks it is nurturing a power to be used and wielded by the cabal, not realizing Hell's demons obey only one master. In the story N.I.C.E. is the acronym for the National Institute of Coordinated Experiments

"The N.I.C.E. was the first fruits of that constructive fusion between the state and the laboratory on which so many thoughtful people base their hopes of a better world. It was to be free from almost all the tiresome restraints- "red-tape" was the word its supporters used. It was also largely free from the restraints of the economy, for, it was argued, a nation which can spend so many millions a day on a war can surely afford a few millions a month on productive research in peacetime"...

Of course the millions a month they were arguing for was never for the purposes that their propaganda described. But rather to fund their rush to obtain a power that in essence would make them kings of the earth... or so they thought...

The parallels between this story and the reality of our present day mirror each other in many ways. Present day powers in America are seeking to consolidate Governing power into one party. It uses propaganda the same way other power hungry tyrannical minds of the past have done. And what appears to be consistent throughout human history is that demonic powers seem to manifest themselves to empower humans who seek to dominate other humans. Think of the Nazi Regime or Communist Regimes or other hideous powers of the past, powers that seemingly enjoyed causing human misery while the proponents of those Regimes wined and dined.

One almost expects to see a demonic power endowed upon the President to accomplish his evil plans for America. There is an uncanny feeling, that something terrible is about to befall this once great nation, whether it be hellacious social unrest, a financial meltdown, race rioting, or all rolled into one for all out mayhem... the feeling is there and there is no denying.

Whether you believe in the existence of evil or not, a foreboding hangs in the air. Men of good conscience will be challenged to consider the unimaginable, the need to wrest power from evil minded men and to the tearing down of political and spiritual strongholds. Some say we should pray for this President and his family. If you feel so compelled, please do... however, I say we need to pray that God removes him and his kind from the seats of power. That Hideous Strength is the marriage of Hell and mankind to subdue and rule, to take freedom and instill fear. We must stand to challenge this marriage, it must not take place, but we cannot do it alone, we must invoke the powers of Heaven. Call upon God and then prepare for battle.


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: vanity

1 posted on 11/13/2012 8:52:12 PM PST by dps.inspect
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To: dps.inspect
One almost expects to see a demonic power endowed upon the President to accomplish his evil plans for America.

I completely agree that the parallels are obvious. But we have to be careful. It is not about America. That Hideous Strength will be manifest throughout the world. Perhaps America has to be destroyed first, before that comes to fruition. But some might argue that America fell a long time ago.

2 posted on 11/13/2012 8:58:46 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: newheart

Agreed, we nonetheless must fight the battle...


3 posted on 11/13/2012 9:02:07 PM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: dps.inspect

Definitely we fight the battle. Remembering it is against powers and principalities.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 9:04:42 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: dps.inspect

Love this book, and have seen these parallels for a long time. Thanks for pointing it out.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 9:09:46 PM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: dps.inspect

And as always, throughout history, it is the, “men of good conscience will be challenged to consider the unimaginable, the need to wrest power from evil minded men..”, that is the sticking point.

Will the men of this country stand up, or are they too civilized?


6 posted on 11/13/2012 9:15:17 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: dps.inspect
I used to always picture Hillary as Fairy Hardcastle. All she needed was the cheroot. But since Valerie Jarrett's comments about punishing enemies, I think she fits the bill.
This book has much to say about what is happening in America and the world today. Demonic activity behind it all.

Looking for Ransom.

7 posted on 11/13/2012 9:18:20 PM PST by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: dps.inspect

Even the bit-players in the book make the transition to today’s America: the sadistic lesbian who tortures the heroine, for instance. And of course there’s Merlyn’s revelation to the couple: the son you sought not to have was to have been the Pendragon, the savior needed for this society. The couple hadn’t had an abortion, their careers just couldn’t accommodate children at the moment. Wonderful, wonderful book.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 9:27:36 PM PST by Mach9
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To: weston

Thank you for her name! I couldn’t remember it. (How Dickensian!)


9 posted on 11/13/2012 9:29:26 PM PST by Mach9
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To: Mach9

I admit I had to check to make sure I remembered it right, I had.
N.I.C.E. of course had to have their own journalists. They needed the media to make things seem normal to those they sought to control. Every lie and misdeed was for
“the greater good”. But in reality everything was for the good of the ruling elites.
I haven’t read this book in years but tonight I’m picking it back up.
One of my all time favorites.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 9:41:14 PM PST by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: dps.inspect

Very thoughtful piece. I haven’t read this book in 40 years but I think you nail it.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 9:51:11 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: backwoods-engineer

I thought it was the worst of the series, with Perelandra being the pinnacle. But Merlin was a masterpiece of a character.


12 posted on 11/13/2012 9:58:25 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: dps.inspect

I have been thinking about this every day for the last four years.
So thank you for posting this. Please in future try to spell the author’s name correctly. Lewis, not Lewes.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 10:29:28 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: dps.inspect

I have been thinking about this every day for the last four years.
So thank you for posting this. Please in future try to spell the author’s name correctly. Lewis, not Lewes.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 10:29:56 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: dps.inspect

I have been thinking about this every day for the last four years.
So thank you for posting this. Please in future try to spell the author’s name correctly. Lewis, not Lewes.


15 posted on 11/13/2012 10:29:56 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: dps.inspect

Lewis is one of my favorite authors. When I saw your title I thought ooooh I am not the only one thinking about that book. At least the good guys win in the end but it one tough ass haul to get there


16 posted on 11/13/2012 10:32:47 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Tublecane

I disagree, I think it is the masterpiece of the trilogy. I read it every year.
I love the way even the bear in the story has a role to play.


17 posted on 11/13/2012 10:33:58 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

I have to say I think THS fails as a book, as L’s great friend Tolkien opined, but it has more interesting ideas in it than most successful works.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 10:38:36 PM PST by Argus
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To: Tublecane
I thought it was the worst of the series

Yeah, the first act was the most interesting part, and it takes up over half the book; but then acts 2 and 3 seemed rushed and ended up lacklaster.

19 posted on 11/13/2012 10:57:52 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: kabumpo

Ah my squirrely eyes... that’s why you should never be your own editor...


20 posted on 11/13/2012 11:14:11 PM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: newheart

Wars are fought in the physical too don’t forget... the spiritual is where we must start, the physical is where we may end up...


21 posted on 11/13/2012 11:16:52 PM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Mach9

Wow, yes... spot on...


22 posted on 11/13/2012 11:19:47 PM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: dps.inspect

bfl


23 posted on 11/14/2012 1:17:53 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: Argus

I disagree with Tolkien - whom I find to be unreadable - I place THS on a list of the 100 best books of the 20th century.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 2:17:21 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Argus

I disagree with Tolkien - whom I find to be unreadable - I place THS on a list of the 100 best books of the 20th century.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 2:18:34 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Argus

I disagree with Tolkien - whom I find to be unreadable - I place THS on a list of the 100 best books of the 20th century.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 2:18:39 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: dps.inspect
Wars are fought in the physical too don’t forget...

Sad, but true.

27 posted on 11/14/2012 5:32:23 AM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: dps.inspect

First time I read it, I thought it was the slowest and weirdest of the space trilogy. I recently re-read them and man, THS was my favourite one. It is scary how he nailed the liberal bureaucracy/institutions perfectly.

Freegards


28 posted on 11/14/2012 5:48:31 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: roses of sharon
Will the men of this country stand up, or are they too civilized?

That is a good question, and one I cannot definitively answer; there are a number of factors working against that (by design, I believe) and some include:
1 - Education: boys are taught in a feminized system where just being a boy is frowned upon.
2 - Society: the classically "male attributes" are undervalued, this creates an environment where men do not feel wanted.
3 - Military: there is so much emphasis on following legal orders, yet a sort of denial for the wholesale challenging of orders. (see LTC Lankin)
4 - Religion: there is a spiritually abusive thought that "submit to all earthly authority" includes even illegitimate authority; which sort of thinking would be hard pressed to offer coherent argument why you should obey illegitimate government authority, and should not people pretending authority (ie thugs dressed as cops) -- the two are precisely the same: assuming authority not rightly theirs.

29 posted on 11/14/2012 6:09:30 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Argus

“as L’s great friend Tolkien opined”

How can you bring that up without mentioning king his quippy alternate title: That Hideous Book.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 1:30:17 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

Or that other Inkling who greeted one of Tolkien’s readings with “Oh God, not another f***ing elf!”


31 posted on 11/14/2012 1:40:41 PM PST by Argus
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To: dps.inspect
Wars are fought in the physical too don’t forget... the spiritual is where we must start, the physical is where we may end up...

Every war is fought in both realms, from beginning to end.

32 posted on 11/14/2012 1:47:33 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: dps.inspect
I have to admit that I never really understand the 3rd book in that trilogy, but I loved Out of the Silent Planet.

The impression the 3rd book did leave on me though is that CS Lewis must have been one of the first thinkers to warn us about the coming post modernist trend.

33 posted on 11/14/2012 3:51:51 PM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: dps.inspect

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34 posted on 11/15/2012 12:10:20 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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