Is it a coincidence that Newtown Schools’ “N.I.C.E.” is the same acronym that C.S. Lewis used for the evil, perfidious social programming institution in the last book of his space trilogy?
Lewis’s book, That Hideous Strength, isn’t on many bookshelves nowadays. The Anglo-Christian author is better-known for his nonfiction Mere Christianity, his satirical novel, The Screwtape Letters and, most of all, The Chronicles of Narnia. He’s a writer who sails effortlessly across the page, capable of rendering complex ideas in crystalline prose as cogent and irresistibly logical as it is often amusing.
I won’t ruin That Hideous Strength for you by providing a plot summary, which you can find easily enough. Consider reading the book instead. Written in the pivotal year of 1945, it may surprise you how accurately Lewis identified the dark abysses into which an already fallen world can descend.
Lewis’s N.I.C.E. Lewis demonstrated in his space trilogy how a world where human life (and animal life) is cheap enough to be an experimental subject – and where emotion is considered a mere chemical reaction – rapidly becomes a playground for wickedness. His fictional N.I.C.E. (which stands for the National Institute for Coordinated Experiments) is the result, an organization with agendas similar to those of current alphabet soup organizations, technocrats, monopolist corporations and the U.N. combined.
It blackmails, bribes and murders. It misrepresents itself as having humanitarian goals. It takes over academia and uses human pride, weakness and shame to control careers. It appropriates land for nefarious uses. It puppeteers the gifted and discards the vulnerable. It incites riots in order to impose a police state. It tortures and it mutilates, then lies about its victims. It destroys the social fabric, breaks the social contract and imposes in its place technocratic hegemony. Why? Because it wants to control everything.
Welcome to our world. Lewis knew what was coming, and as a decent person, a gifted writer and a Christian, felt it was his duty to tell.
George Orwell liked his work a lot but felt Lewis’s insertion of the supernatural in his plots (i.e., God) weakened them. Cinderella likes George Orwell a lot, but disagrees with him here, since God is the only Being that can possibly get us out of the messes that Orwell and Lewis wrote about.
And leaving God out, or using Him as a front for other agendas, is what got us into this mess to begin with. Just my opinion.
Newtown’s N.I.C.E. Back to Sandy Hook Elementary school and Newtown schools in general, where another agenda has found its playground. This N.I.C.E. stands for Newtown International Center for Education, which, of course, sounds very nice. Let’s take a closer look.
“The NICE program is recognized by the State of Connecticut and The Connecticut Association of Schools as a model program for aspiring districts in the region. In addition, the NICE program is recognized in the United States as one of the “Top 50 of 100” Chinese cultural programs as a Hanban-Asia Society Confucius Classrooms Program as well as one of two programs selected to partner with Japan Society as a Japan Society Partner Alliance School.”
In fact, Newtown High School’s Global China Initiative, we are told here, was chosen as a national school model in December 2010.
Yes, there is a European component to N.I.C.E., namely Spain and France, but the Asian focus is undeniable. Cinderella has nothing against Asians; they are people with desires, proclivities, strengths and human failings shared by any racial group. It’s the political objectives of countries like China and, truth be told, the shadow-government-run U.S., that are a matter for concern.
N.I.C.E. is good for global business. We learn on the same page that N.I.C.E. is funded by grants as well as corporate and private donations. Some of the corporate donors (see here) are GE, PepsiCo, IBM, Dell Computers, all global entities that stand to benefit greatly from the treasonous Trans-Pacific Partnership. You can understand their interest and delight in N.I.C.E.
From the N.I.C.E. FAQ:
“Businesses are seeking student interns and future employees that demonstrate broad understandings of culture; diversity; language skills; communication skills; and real-world experience from countries that impact the global economy. Businesses are interested in helping us provide student learning opportunities.”
Global businesses need global-minded students. And N.I.C.E. will make sure they get them!
Don’t mistake my skepticism for xenophobia or cultural backwardness. Cinderella has studied several languages and thinks the world would be a much better place if we were all polyglots and world travelers. But not for the sake of global monopolies. For the sake of each other.
The usual suspects. N.I.C.E. has other interesting affiliations, including Yale and Columbia, but most interesting of all is the NWO-pushing Council on Foreign Relations, we also learn here. Why this should be a matter for concern is obvious to most readers of this blog, but for a good summary, please go here.
While it’s generally acknowledged that CFR is a major force for global governance, including a global monetary system, it’s also apparent to some that, under the Obama administration (loaded with CFR members), CFR favors U.S. imperialistic hegemony that dominates China economically and Russia militarily. So CFR isn’t about promoting China so much as using it. It’s a subtle, dissembling global bully, no doubt with many globalist scenarios that could work to the benefit of its shadowy upper echelon.
The point is, it isn’t American. It perpetuates a British-styled (and likely British-controlled) U.S. aristocracy puppeteered by foreign banks and interests. And God only knows what else.
Get ’em early. Promoting a one-world view is a N.I.C.E. objective, there can be no doubt. What better way to accomplish and direct that than by planting the idea in the minds of the young?
When people like Cinderella object to N.I.C.E. – or express confusion over its objectives – N.I.C.E. is more than happy to disabuse of us of our silly, meddling, paranoid notions. From the N.I.C.E. FAQ:
“When there is opportunity, the NICE team and student ambassadors work to clarify misinformation. It is not that people do not see the value in student education. Those voices you may recognize as not being supportive, may not clearly understand the benefits and projects of the NICE Program or understand how education is changing in the world. We see this as a teachable opportunity for our student ambassadors, aiming to not only inform those voices but to educate them with empathy and understanding, a necessity for global citizenry.”
On the contrary, Cinderella well understands how “education is changing the world”! And we also understand what the term “global citizenry” really means.
So why China? Why, indeed. The N.I.C.E. FAQ tells us “it all started with China”:
“It all started with China – The Connecticut State Department of Education is partnered with the Ministry of Education in the Shandong Province. The Connecticut Department of Education and our governor’s office see our country’s relationship with China as a relevant educational experience to the future of our students. Each year, the CTDOE send school district representatives to Shandong to partner with sister schools. This is how Newtown got its start in 2008.”
I didn’t know that Connecticut had “partnered” with China in its educational mission. (And there’s much more in the FAQ about the Conn-China connection than I can get into here.) I shudder to think that this might explain why a likely Chinese source is enthusiastically but falsely promoting a Connecticut school that no longer exists. See this post. And this dubious website.
What does Chinese culture have to offer that no other country on the planet currently offers on such a scale? Well, many, many things that C.S. Lewis wouldn’t have liked and Cinderella doesn’t like either. Such as:
- Slavishly obedient workers.
- A political system that demonstrates how exploitative monopoly capitalism and communism can be very compatible bedfellows.
- Censorship of the Internet and just about every other form of expression.
- Making religious free expression a crime.
- State-enforced birth control and family “planning,” including “post-birth abortions.”
- Experimentation involving human-animal hybrids.
- A questionable set of business ethics.
And there is much, much more. Yet, Newtown N.I.C.E.-ers are prostrating themselves before all things China as if it were a religious idol:
- In 2012, we are told, online collaboration with Shanghai was piloted at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
- Trips were taken to China in 2012 by Newtown’s Superintendent of Schools (Janet Robinson) and First Selectman (Pat Llodra).
- Sandy Hook Elementary had planned a staff visit to China in 2013 to “formalize their relationship.”
- See Tony Mead’s article, “Sandy Hook and the New World Order,” here for more on the Newtown-China connection.
Beyond China. The N.I.C.E. FAQ tells us that N.I.C.E. is reaching beyond China to European nations like France and Spain – nations currently writhing under the Invasion of 2015. I wonder if N.I.C.E. female students who venture to Europe will be told to wear head scarves or lengthen their skirts while out in public.
The N.I.C.E.-an Creed. On the subject of immigration, this idea that we must dissolve “evil” national borders is simply one more piece of the propaganda palaver that’s serving the globalist monopolies and banks, not humanitarian causes and world peace. Europe in recent months is a very good example of what happens when borders become gelatinous and the honored guests behave like denizens out of hell. It becomes a hellhole.
Perhaps N.I.C.E. will provide an introduction to an Islamized western culture before a similar socially engineered phenomenon establishes itself here in the U.S. But I hope not.
The N.I.C.E. butterfly effect. N.I.C.E.’s mascot is a charming aqua butterfly. My understanding is that it symbolizes globalization, open borders and the “butterfly effect.” If a butterfly in China flaps its wings, then eventually it has an effect on the totality, from there to here. And so it has been at Newtown. For instance, Newtown and China experienced a reported massacre of schoolchildren on exactly the same day. The butterfly effect certainly works its magic in sobering ways from Newtown to China, and vice versa.
Getting back to C.S. Lewis. That Lewis and Newtown used the same acronym for their social programming entities may be mere coincidence. But I find it interesting, and leave it to my readers to ponder. Coincidence is God’s way of pointing. Or as Einstein put it:
“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”
I think Lewis would agree.
From a dear reader who wishes to remain anonymous come these astute comments (bf is mine):
“It’s an interesting and thought-provoking article. There is nothing wrong with foreign language and exchange programs, but I agree there is a lot of opportunity for mischief in how they might be run, and I am certainly inclined to be wary of the CFR having its talons in anything, and am sure that national governments and corporate sponsors also have their own agendas for such programs beyond creating good will and producing citizens who will be able to conduct international business and diplomacy. The linked article on CFR was quite interesting. They certainly seem interested in some types of “internationalist” agendas, like forming more transnational units like the EU, and consolidating whatever power they can, but very different from those who like the idea of world government on some fuzzy “idealistic” grounds. I suspect that people in that world are drawn into an internal tug of war between their quasi-national identities (Western corporations and banks against their Asian and other rivals in that sphere) and their shared interests with their plutocratic counterparts in consolidating their control over their respective populations.
“I think Lewis’s core ideas — that human nature is fallen, and in ways that make consolidation of wealth and power a dangerous thing, that the purpose of this life lies not in this life but in preparation for eternal life, that the purpose of government is to do only as much as is needed to provide the conditions for ordinary people to live ordinary lives and enjoy simple human pleasures — would make him deeply suspicious of them, but I’m not aware of him addressing the particular dangers of corporatism in the way he addressed those of paternalistic statism, nor of the possibility of them forming an unholy alliance. (Though that may be more along the lines of what happened in Fascist countries.) I tend to think that one of the things government needs to take on, in order to provide the conditions for independence and decent private lives of its citizens, is the undue influence of extreme corporate and private wealth, though not on the Communist model of nationalizing industry and commerce. The return of a Dickensian world is just as much a threat as an Orwellian or Huxleyan world. Unfortunately, we are living in a world that is a bit of both, and have to be careful that, in trying to prevent one, we do not fly into the arms of the other.”