In That Hideous Strength Lewis develops the truths in The Abolition of Man in many different ways. First, he portrays the book as an epic struggle between good and evil. The N.I.C.E (The National Institute of Coordinated Experiments) is an organization that is determined to establish the reign of science. Thus, the N.I.C.E represents the “controllers,” who propagate ideas like the one in The Green Book. Their ambition is to create a new breed of humanity in which emotion disappears and objectivity is attained. Along with emotion, the N.I.C.E must also to destroy any sense of a moral norm that would inform right or wrong emotional responses. One of the characters named Frost says, “When you have obtained real objectivity you will recognize not some motives, but all motives are really animal, subjective epiphenomena. You will then have no motives and you will find that you do not need them…. So far from being impoverished you action will become much more efficient.” The N.I.C.E is attempting to create a new breed of humans who will be controlled by this innovative program.
Marc Lamarr was gracious of an eve., watching Athlete (The Band) get the Major Labels to war over them. Was in a horrible alcohol-ruined state. He put up with me and got deep about Ska and Reggae. Came up the front at my grabbed arm and insistence. Know, no more. Got this, a decent, one.
Gone? ...underground, the boy has.
As for CS Lewis? Chesterton, and Tolkein?
Listening to the elders?
What about you?
Reading, or hearing a commentator, or lecturer and realising the untapped power of these three personalities. Writers, who leave (us?), what they received... and what are, we doing with it?
Their books describe the conquest against traditional civility.
Accepting, people who trusted TV accounts of the world, and chose not to question, are disconnected. What happens, if/when the admittance and crimes (against humanity), have public acceptance? Would the State/Business/NWO apparatus be in place to cover the disruption?
The trauma and the connection?
IF when the war gets to, food shortages, heat, and power, are rationed at the source? Safety and health come lower on Maslov's Hierarchy Of Needs. Such that, our history/ how we got here...?
Will it matter?
Here's the Rap?
How are we going to be in the local area we live, and STAND TOGETHER, and the sub-divided community?
'Crowds and Power' for Mon. to Thurs., the nuts and bolts are our face-to-face relationships.
Acceptance and space to be with, and necessitates, mutual forgiveness?
Thanks for reading, amen y'all.
Richard Wurmbrand had zeal for Marx, such that he was imprisoned a number of times for his activism in 30’s Romania. He was one of Moscow’s best, a pious revolutionary. By the end of the decade he got increasingly desperate and in a period of isolation and the cruel grime of the cell, lungs sick, cried out to the God - or whatever was, or maybe wasn’t there - to survive the threat not to get out of prison alive. Did, and out living with Christians, read the Bible which finally flicked the switch, God seemed present and Richard went crazy for Christ. Fourteen more years inside, this time for his former comrade’s enemy. Saul becomes Paul. Rich became a poor millionaire.
One time did a three stretch in solitary, shackles chains and a sermon a day to the unseen. The sound of angels. One for broad swathes of folk and diverse stories that refuses to put fences around God. It was all gulag-ed up, pitiful, poetic, grueling, and dread. Sardonic and anger, compassion. How he didn’t die doesn’t make medical sense. Comes out to the overground church, and like Solzhenitsyn, never quite acclimatises to the shock of prison without bricks. Lardy-Dardy t.v.’s and malls, by-passed the obviously physical punish but bled dark undercurrents, deeper oppression. When them men, say worse and more oppressive, the divs think they’re using hyperbole. They sighed grateful at the obvious chimes of freedom but knew inside they were facing mental-sickness on steroids. Awake know this, as hidden in plain view. Awake know who-ish and why. Awake are those who see, what it takes years, to beat out the blind. Jesus said it in a joke about camels and needles. Complacency breeds...
To Putin. How does someone of his position potentially stand for Christ? It’s not easy to see, as he holds and manages, precarious, finely-balanced, competing interests. Only in retirement might he be more personally honesty, to what extent God matters, any preferred theology and convictions etc. The latest legal push towards church registration will inevitably initiate a new more-underground church. Russia shares the UK’s 1.2% named-evangelical make-up. The Russian Orthodox church has a more or less conservative spectrum, in using the term to designate; loyalty that stretches into persecution of evangelicals at one end and a kind of shared experience, and therefore acceptance of evangelicals at the other. Evangelicals grow through conversion and tread a careful line to appease the state and are grateful that history isn’t currently repeating its self and a clampdown. Many similar ones in Orthodoxy, favour making disciples within their own camp, a version still ‘Orthodox’ but in contrast to vast swathes who are essential liberal or nominal. Where tensions are more apparent is the Ukraine, where separatists want exclusive-Orthodox, even to the point of splinter groups torturing and murdering evangelicals. Nationalism can fear any descent that looks as if ‘religion’ is dissipating their cause.
Again. Don't need to be Dietrich Bonhoeffer to see where this is going. Have no doubt, affirming acceptance is a turbo-driver. "Other issues?" Are there?
Whatever they might be, we'll be keeping them among those we know and/or communicate with. Keep on and shut it down. Be in the absolute pitch-black dark. How's this going to sit? Let's pretend we're in a relatively-free and informed 'information age'? To this go; "oh how foolish of me to get wound up". This is where we're at. Popular and public think; An elite child sex abuse cult and claims about hoax-events are stuff of those "on the internet, reading/watching too much into things...".
But hey, we have the alternative press and citizen journos. Don't we?
To state that Beethoven was any more than, say, above average as a composer is to state that you know all music written on planet earth 200 years ago when Beethoven was active as a composer, which no one does. Beethoven occupies the place he does because he has been propped up by whiteness and maleness for two hundred years, and we have been told by whiteness and maleness that his greatness has nothing to do with whiteness and maleness, in race-neutral and gender-neutral fashion. Thus music theory’s white-male frame obfuscates race and gender, one of its main goals.
When in Springtime when Kings went out to war... David stayed home. God worked good out of his adultery and murder but not a leading to follow. The moral here; not in the fight, dangerous vulnerability to debauchery.
M'burning bridges and wanton sabotaging future provision influences this post/message. Again, not right and grieves but informs, sacrifice and the day, from now on.
Tomorrow -- or yesterday for that matter -- "what's this?"
Be with Jesus, long to be, near and need. Know this, Next day? -- So what. Work to pray. Future thinking is vain fantasy. Unless, of course, God gives a word about.
Battle in the silence with the book and a pen to scribble with. This what. Back to 'sensible' thinking? Where's the prudence and preparation?
Sacrifice, now for now. With faith, the need -over- life well-done in the world's eyes. Reap, sown, sensible.
First regular raving? Early 90s, Shoreditch Town Hall. Bring ya own, drink, and/or... Hippie, and hypnotic. Monkey Pilot, the DJ. the queue took ages, getting in. Run, with what an old cinema, might have to staff it? Not sure, there were, employees? The Tribe/s from the forests and sqauts; built and hosted.
Acid hits House for a banner blazing, Love Up. Psychedelic 60s feel in a trance 'n trippy, mini- Glasto. Fest./Green Field, and a Dance Tent.