Why N.i.c.e. isn’t.

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.

It’s almost immediately apparent that “international” in this case means mostly China. The photography here, on the main page of the N.I.C.E. website, suggests this. The language here confirms it:

“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.

NICE Butterfly

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.”






The school, the Starr, the Hills and the prison.

Recently, Cinderella delivered a post about STARR, a “special education high school” based in Reed Intermediate, a grades 5-6 school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Cinderella doesn’t think STARR is an acting school – even though there are lots of actors in Newtown! She thinks it’s something quite different.

As said above, it’s part of Reed, at 3 Trades Lane, a stone’s throw from the Fairfield Hills complex.

And it’s not far from the original Sandy Hook Elementary, where the subject of this blog took place on 12-14-12.

Fairfield Hills, of course, is the former Connecticut state-owned mental hospital that was shut down in 1995 and subsequently scooped up by Newtown.

The Hills are alive – with town government buildings. You can find my original post on STARR here. You’ll see from the post – or simply by clicking on the title of this one – that Fairfield Hills now hosts several local government offices: The Newtown Board of Education, for one. Town hall, for two. Both in the refurbished Bridgeport Hall.

And right across the street is  Newtown Youth Academy, which isn’t an “academy” in the usual sense. It’s a sports complex, and possibly more, with a big welcome mat. You can read about it here. The Academy and town offices all share addresses on cheery-sounding “Primrose Street.”

What we know so far about STARR. In my previous post, we made the discovery that STARR is or was being housed in a school (Reed) for 5th and 6th graders (and possibly younger grades). Yet, its tiny population of four students is decidedly older, ranging from 8th to 12th graders.

We also discovered that:

  • STARR is or was administered by a former Reed principal, Dr. Sharon Epple. Until August 2012, Dr. Epple was principal at Reed, then left before the new school year began. But she is still listed as principal of STARR here. (See page 85.)
  • STARR isn’t mentioned anywhere in the Newtown Board of Education website. Checking every link on Reed’s and the main site uncovered nothing. It isn’t listed as a special education or gifted program, or any other program I could discover.
  • STARR, likely an acronym, isn’t spelled out in our primary source, which is:Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in Connecticut, Institutional Code 11.  (See page 85.)
  • Of the STARR candidates reviewed in my previous post, one emerged as a possibility: Substance Treatment and Recidivism Reduction (Durham, NC)  But the program is in North Carolina, not Connecticut.
  • The phone number listed for STARR in the primary source leads to an office at Reed.

More STARRS on the horizon. Bureaucracies and corporate entities adore acronyms!

Knowing this, Cinderella looked to that Goliath of all acronym-philes, the U.S. federal government.

She found more STARRs that seem to share agendas about young prison/mental health inmates and recidivism reduction or reintegration, the 3Rs of STARR. Here are a few :

  • STARR: Staff Training Aimed at Reducing Rearrest. This is a “National Institute of Justice” program that falls under the Office of Justice (ojp.gov). It doesn’t instruct students or prison inmates, but “federal community supervision officers.” Specifically, it teaches them to use behaviorally based skills” to target criminal behavior. But it cautions them against using their skills against things like emotional distress “unless they act as a barrier to changing criminogenic factors.”
  • STARR Training to Work2 Program (STARR T2W2). This is a Connecticut STARR that’s part of a U.S. Department of Labor-funded collaborative program. It’s for inmates soon to be workers through a Department of Correction Work Release Program (“WRP”) in Hartford, CT, which provides work training in six areas: construction, culinary arts, green industries, medical coding and north-central Connecticut’s “Capital Workforce Partners.”
  • STARR (Short-term Assessment and Rapid Reintegration) Program. This STARR is part of a national nonprofit called Devereux. It provides services (e.g., foster parents, psychiatric services, etc.) for troubled and sexually exploited (“trafficked”) youth. Devereux’s STARR program offers “stabilization services in a structured, predictable and well-supervised milieu.” Participants at Devereaux are considered homeless.”

Whether or not these programs are what they purport to be isn’t the point of this post – even though one can well understand why Connecticut’s governor, Dannel P. Malloy, might heartily support them.

Cinderella is simply making an observation that the “STARR” acronym has been used in multiple instances as a name for certain programs – all involving vulnerable, severely troubled, incarcerated, criminally involved and possibly homeless youth. All targeting young offenders or patients for reintegration into the “free” world with the objective of keeping them there.

Maybe a coincidence, but an interesting one.

Is Newtown’s STARR likewise related to prisons, troubled youth and reintegration?

That question leads us beyond Fairfield Hills  – to Garner Correctional Institution.

The prison by the Hills. Garner is a Level-4, high-security mental health “unit” (prison) on Nunnawauk Road in Newtown. It houses 629 (in 2013) sentenced and un-sentenced male offenders. It renders “comprehensive mental health care.” In fact, we are told here that Garner inmates are “diagnosed with serious psychiatric illnesses.”

It’s right next-door to Fairfield Hills,  just a hop away geographically. Historically, Garner sprang from the same state institutional root as Fairfield, opening in 1992, just three years before Fairfield Hills shut down. In fact, it occupies acreage that once belonged to the mental hospital.

Back in the early ’90s, Newtown residents and town leaders who were opposed to a prison in the neighborhood were outnumbered. Objections died down as Newtown began collecting $1M annually  from the state – in lieu of the taxes that residents would have paid otherwise.

Money seems to make a lot of vital concerns and moral dithering go away.

Aerial views. Here is Garner from above, like an alien skull, the jagged scar of misery that modern civilization seems designed to provoke, insult and exploit:

Garner Correctional Institution

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And here it is in in relation to the Hills and Reed School:

Garner Near Fairfiled

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A raging history. That Garner has violent criminals within its gates is no matter for debate. John Michael Farren, a former Bush administration attorney who attempted to murder his wife in 2010, served his sentence there.

And as early as 2004, there were reports and rumors about violence within the institution, including stabbings, assaults, beatings and a suicide. You can read about the lurid incidents, as well as the use of “therapeutic cubicles” and Garner’s other methods here in an archived Newtown Bee article.

(As an extra reading enrichment exercise, go here to see how Connecticut’s state psych units and police departments are sometimes deployed.)

The lost boys. Were/are the four STARR students at Reed Intermediate school inmates/patients from Garner?  Beyond posing that question, Cinderella won’t speculate.

So what does Garner have to do with the Sandy Hook event? Nothing or everything. As Cinderella is beginning to understand, the Sandy Hook event couldn’t have happened without the peculiar attributes of  town structure, power connections, money woes, actors, belief systems and even, perhaps, certain entrepreNerds.

In searching for a possible connection between Garner and the Sandy Hook event, we found only one reference – from the website “Abel Danger,” the pseudonym of the 9-11/Octopus whistleblower Field McConnell, a self-described US Naval Aviator.

The never-ending story. Although McConnell’s allegations are often rambling and byzantine with detail that is often not fully explained or pinned to sources, many of his allegations are substantiated and appear to check out. Look here for the vetting  that open-source journalist James Corbett and listeners gave him after he appeared on the Corbett Report (12/08/2014). Some believe him to be a disinfo agent; others an MK-Ultra fried brain; others a cabal asset who defected; and many others an accurate if eccentric truther.

Here is what Field McConnell/Abel Danger alleged that may have a bearing on this story:

“McConnell claims that Marcy ordered Serco director Maureen Baginski to use Mycroft Warrants, Skynet satellites and covert locators to guide USM-007 agents in an exercise where blackmailed script kiddies issued a false hue and cry while Sandy Hook children were triaged by convicts who returned to the Garner Correctional Institute after mock killings.”

What could this mean? Cinderella asked that question of McConnell, but hasn’t received an answer from him. She leaves it to the capable minds of her readers.


UPDATE:  The STARR mystery has been partly solved!  Click here.


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