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C. S. Lewis Warned Against the New World Order

Written by Gary North on March 2, 2012

In 1946, C. S. Lewis’ novel appeared, That Hideous Strength. It was about the new technocratic elite. His argument was that the elite’s quest for power is at bottom satanic.

I read the book in 1964. I have read it several times since. I have read no other novel more than twice. I read it to remind myself of what we are dealing with.

A recent article on Lewis discusses this book and books by other novelists of his era. One of them, Aldous Huxley, died on the same day Lewis did: November 22, 1963.

The fact that a technocratic system of government is being constructed is becoming clearer by the day. We see daily open proclamations for the earth to be geo-engineered, humanity to be medicated through the water supply, and the very genetic code of the planet re-written. As Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in his 1970 book Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, “The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values.”

We have watched this ever since the 1930s. It is accelerating.

The author cites George Orwell, Lewis, and Huxley as novelists who explored this process.

C. S. Lewis’ 1945 book That Hideous Strength ties in ideas that he put forth in another of his works titled The Abolition of Man. Hideous Strength is a work of fiction set amidst a supernatural battle between good and evil. . . .

That Hideous Strength revolves around the National Institute for Coordinated Experiments (NICE) and the organization’s plot to seize control of all life.

Lewis writes, “What should they [the elite] regard as too obscene, since they held that all morality was a mere subjective byproduct of the physical and economic situations of men?… From the point of view which is accepted in hell, the whole history of our earth had led up to this moment.”

What exactly is this profound moment Lewis refers to? In short it is a time when mankind transcends biology. It is a revolution against the natural order. Interestingly, Lewis was one of the earliest writers to denounce transhumanist philosophy. He wrote in Hideous Strength (1945), that the elite of society will merge with technology and eliminate the masses which they call “dead-weight.”

The eugenics movement, beginning around 1900, had this as its goal. Some of America’s richest families supported this movement. The United States was the first nation to impose compulsory sterilization laws for “the less fit.” That began in Indiana in 1907. Few Americans know that Nazi Germany simply adopted the original Indiana law. The Supreme Court legalized these state laws in the 1927 case, Buck v. Bell.

The Global Future 2045 Congress spoke of “The critical moment… when machines take on an artificial intelligence that matches or exceeds the brainpower of humans. No one in the academic community doubts that this will happen – the question is not if, but when.” Eventually, scientists “…will focus on improving humans…”

The Global Future conference also discussed the rise of “new barbarians” that are “easily deceived.” “Their video-game mentality means they could easily start to wreak havoc…” As Svetlana Smetanina reported from the conference, “If the proportion of people like this comes to encompass 50 percent of the Earth’s population, then a new “middle ages” are almost guaranteed.” Are these individuals the “dead-weight” to be rid of?

In That Hideous Strength, Professor Filostrato promoted this view of life.

This, I did not know:

George Orwell, famous for his stunningly accurate portrayal of a future police state in 1984, commented on Lewis’ book Hideous Strength. His commentary was published in the Manchester Evening News in 1945 with the headline “THE SCIENTISTS TAKE OVER.” Orwell wrote,

“All superfluous life is to be wiped out, all natural forces tamed, the common people are to be used as slaves and vivisection subjects by the ruling caste of scientists, who even see their way to conferring immortal life upon themselves. Man, in short, is to storm the heavens and overthrow the gods, or even to become a god himself.

There is nothing outrageously improbable in such a conspiracy. Indeed, at a moment when a single atomic bomb – of a type already pronounced “obsolete” – has just blown probably three hundred thousand people to fragments, it sounds all too topical. Plenty of people in our age do entertain the monstrous dreams of power that Mr. Lewis attributes to his characters, and we are within sight of the time when such dreams will be realisable.”

Lewis did not think the NWO would win this battle. Huxley indicated that it would at the end of Brave New World.

I am with Lewis on this.

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29 thoughts on “C. S. Lewis Warned Against the New World Order

  1. Victor Barney says:

    The biggest tradegy is that the Hebrew inspired set-apart Scriptures predicted this event first during the first-born blood covenant with DEATH that was made 6,000 years ago between Eve(Hawah) and her first-born Cain and Lucifer, still the deity ruling over this world, by the way, unless you are called-out of it. WATCH, ESPECIALLY STARTING SEPTEMBER 16, 2012 on the Israelite FEAST OF TRUMPETS(WAR)! Did I mention Adam having his head in the ground, but then remember that the majority rules, right? Did I also mention that Yahshua does nothing without FIRST telling HIS prophets. Just saying…

  2. American Thinker says:

    Also read "This Perfect Day" by Ira Levin- author of "Boys From Brazil," "Rosemary's Baby," and "The Stepford Wives."
    It is a chilling portait of a world where everyone has been genetically enhanced to be the same, only four names are allowed and everyone has a number and a chip on his wrist where they have to scan to ask permission from the central computer "Uni" to do anything and everything.

    Great book, fast read.

  3. Victor Barney: I think you forgot to take your meds this morning, dude.

  4. I heartily agree with North. This is one of the few books that I have read multiple times. It just does NOT get old. I consider it one of the greatest books ever written.

  5. You think? I would say 95% probable, which is statistically significant!

  6. toothful says:

    the wicked "beasty boy" will wear down the righteous by destroying all moral standards; then, he will make war with them and overcome them for a brief period of time. BUT, he will be overpowered and conquered finally by the awesome Lion of the Tribe of Judah!
    so, both are right – because this all happens at "the end" of this age. the NWO (the most heinous tyranny humankind WILL ever know) will win A battle, (and as it goes) but not the final war. So, Lewis is the "rightest"!

  7. TheGovtIsNuts says:

    From the writer of JURASSIC PARK — Why Politicized Science is Dangerous

    The late Michael Crichton who wrote bestsellers such as Jurassic Park, Disclosure, and State of Fear added this stunning essay at the end of State of Fear,

    "Why Politicized Science is Dangerous" – http://www.michaelcrichton.net/essay-stateoffear-

    This brilliant essay needs to go viral!

    Excerpt: "Eugenics research was funded by the Carnegie Foundation, and later by the Rockefeller Foundation. The latter was so enthusiastic that even after the center of the eugenics effort moved to Germany, and involved the gassing of individuals from mental institutions, the Rockefeller Foundation continued to finance German researchers at a very high level.

    "Now we are engaged in a great new theory that once again has drawn the support of politicians, scientists, and celebrities around the world. Once again, the theory is promoted by major foundations. Once again, the research is carried out at prestigious universities. Once again, legislation is passed and social programs are urged in its name. Once again, critics are few and harshly dealt with.

    "Once again, the measures being urged have little basis in fact or science. Once again, groups with other agendas are hiding behind a movement that appears high-minded. Once again, claims of moral superiority are used to justify extreme actions. Once again, the fact that some people are hurt is shrugged off because an abstract cause is said to be greater than any human consequences.

    "Once again, vague terms like sustainability and generational justice — terms that have no agreed definition — are employed in the service of a new crisis.

    "…as Alston Chase put it, "when the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power." That is the danger we now face. And this is why the intermixing of science and politics is a bad combination, with a bad history.

    Notice how "the government" is always fretting about "crisis, for crisis' sake!" This scam has been going on for decades, for generations.

  8. Barack Obama (or whatever his real name is) the homosexual muslim
    is part of the New World Order.

  9. we must pray that this describes obama . Psalms 109:8

  10. Not Impressed says:

    C.S.Lewis was a very smart fellow. It would be great if all of us were so careful with our words. I invite you to think carefully about the implications of the current situation. Are you reading “between the lines”?

  11. IMPRESSED! Did not know the Lewis book. Thanks. “Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values.” The WHO leaders in the 1940s explicityly stated that the iea of “right and wrong” and the cohesion of the family needed to be destroyed in a top-down social engineering fashion. This is where we get UNESCO mandates, which are implemented by US Dept. of Education (Wundt/Pavlovian conditioning used to cripple the development of critical thinking). The agenda for the drugging of children with damaging psychotropics, out of Columbia University (“Teen Screen”), is another aspect.

  12. Templar X says:

    God will not overlook this evil!

    Ezek. 16:49ff. “Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food, and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy. Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them when I saw it.”

    Is. 10:1-3. “Woe to those who enact evil statutes, and to those who continually record unjust decisions, so as to deprive the needy of justice, and rob the poor of My people of their rights… Now what will you do in the day of punishment, and in the devastation which will come from afar?”

    Ezek. 22:29,31. “The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice… Thus I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their way I have brought upon their heads,” declares the Lord GOD.

  13. Templar X says:

    Luke 1:52ff. [Mary's Magnificat.] "He has brought down rulers from their thrones, and has exalted those who were hungry. He has filled the hungry with good things; and sent away the rich empty-handed."

    Ezek. 22:29,31. "The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice… Thus I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their way I have brought upon their heads," declares the Lord GOD.

    Jer. 5:28f. "[The wicked] do not plead the cause, the cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; and they do not defend the rights of the poor. Shall I not punish these people?" declares the LORD. "On such a nation as this, shall I not avenge myself?"

  14. Templar X says:

    Luke 1:52 “He has brought down rulers from their thrones, and has exalted those who were hungry. He has filled the hungry with good things; and sent away the rich empty-handed.”

    Jer. 5:28f. “[The wicked] do not plead the cause, the cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; and they do not defend the rights of the poor. Shall I not punish these people?” declares the LORD. “On such a nation as this, shall I not avenge myself?”

  15. Templar X says:

    James 5:1-6. Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. …Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and with you have withheld, cries out against you; and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

    Luke 6:24. "But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full."

  16. I also recommend the Children of the Last Days, novels by Michael O'Brien, especially: Father Elijah, Strangers and Sojourners, Plague Journal, and Eclipse of the Sun. http://amzn.to/AuHqcq

  17. Carpenter says:

    So the threat is not mass immigration and an intense, daily propaganda drive in schools and the media to mix Western peoples with immigrants from all corners of the world until we disappear .. no, the threat is the eugenics movement? And this is supposedly embraced by the NWO, just because it had some wealthy adherents (the enemies of today's NWO elite) a hundred years ago? Okay.

  18. ….a few thoughts…


    – Goin’ to Gitmo’ –

    Thought I’d go European,

    perhaps a Baghdad tour.

    Patriotic loud-mouth,

    I’ll get the Cuban Sunshine Cure.

    Afflicted though I truly am,

    with dreams of liberty and life.

    Refusing to be tricked again,

    leaves a life of self-inflicted strife.

    Must have been something I said,

    over my wife’s borrowed phone.

    Pursued by cops and courts,

    for lack of subservient tone.

    Chances are they’ll drag me,

    to the thorn in Castro’s side.

    Bind me, board me, beat me,

    expose America’s moral slide.

    Some simply won’t shut up,

    so punch our tickets today.

    Criminals and thugs decide,

    who goes to Guantanamo Bay.

    Suppose we’ll all pay the price,

    as our country plunges below.

    A black line of decency,

    seems we’re all goin’ to Gitmo’.

    RJ O’Guillory


    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane family


    – Dimwit –

    Our mystic world of make-believe,

    childish echo’s of future power.

    Junior demons amongst the Bushes,

    the people continue to cower.

    You’d think with Bush the Younger,

    the world would have known.

    The fix was in, law was dead,

    back when John’s head was blown.

    “The Elder” knows nothing of Dallas,

    “The Idiot”, “My Pet Goat”….

    Bodies piled on bloody lies,

    neither Evil needed a vote.

    Corruption floats the unwashed masses,

    along a river of broken dreams.

    Hidden within screens of blu-plasma,

    and a people’s silent screams.

    We do not torture, we do not accept,

    the lies of effing’ liars.

    Think we’ll just accept them still,

    then build the midnight fires.

    It won’t be me, I hope not you,

    to accept this fringe bullshit.

    Because I know in a hundred years,

    I’ll not be known a Fascist Dimwit

    RJ O’Guillory


    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family


  19. thank you for these quotes. I am comforted by them.

  20. Carpenter, there is more to it than that or G. North would not be writing the article. The point is that there is a history to things that are happening now. Read more about the swine flu issue (coming out of the WHO). Google Sister Theresa Forcades Swine Flu and watch her video presentation (a brilliant woman, MD, Ph.D. and a nun) and you will understand why this is pertinent in the present.

  21. seektruth says:

    Yes, and the likes of Bill Gates and Monsanto have been pushing the agenda as "philantropy" and saving those that can't save themselves.

    The Rockefellers were also behind the shutting down of natural methods of healing and encouraged the peddling of pharmaceuticals as the foundation of western medicine. They completely control how medicine is learned in institutions across America where less than 5% of the med student learns anything further about nutrition beyond the undergrad levels.

  22. TheGovtIsNuts says:

    This is BIZARRE.

    How did the originally-Christian American universities like Yale, Harvard, et al turn into centers for godless humanism today?

    Eugenics: "Did Yale University plan to create an intellectually superior race of children to repopulate Britain after World War Two?" (2/13/2012)

  23. AliceInWonderland says:


    Who or What is Behind This Relentless Narcissistic Federal Nonsense? The Feds are not only chronically self-contradictory, they sure are acting like they are running out of time to do — what, exactly? The FDA, USDA, EPA are outta control.

    1. NYT: Drugs Pollute Our Water, https://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/03/science/earth/

    – Prescription drugs are NOT "GREEN" — they pollute water supplies and kill fish and cause deformities

    2. FDA to Make Many Prescription Drugs 'Over the Counter' (posted 3/12/12), http://naturalsociety.com/fda-to-make-many-prescr

    The same organization which deems walnuts to be illegal drugs is in the process of deciding whether or not to make some prescription medications more readily available to the public. Despite prescription drugs contributing to at least 3 million deaths in the last 27 years while vitamins have killed none, the FDA is eager to get drugs in patients’ hands even faster. The House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee will assist the FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and the Agency’s director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research by helping to accelerate approval processes. Drugs for high blood pressure, cholesterol, migraines, and asthma may all be re-classified by the FDA so that individuals can attain them without a prescription.

    – Flip-flop! In recent years on the Fed's behalf of the idiotic "drug war" anyone trying to purchase even one box of SudaFed for cold/flu symptoms have been required to provide SSN, DOB, etc. – so I quit buying it because of the hassle and added risk for ID theft; frankly, SudaFed has nasty side effects anyhow. Good riddance.

    3. Senators Intervene To Halt Wellness Ambassadors Who Recommend Dietary Supplements Instead of Drugs at Rite-Aid Stores (the usual suspects: Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn)

    Describes Sen Dick Durbin's bureaucratic attack on Rite Aid, GNC, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Walgreens, The Vitamin Shoppe, Target, Walmart, Walmart Neighborhood Stores, CVS-SavOn, grocery stores, Mom-n-Pop health food stores, ad nauseum.

    Learn more: http://lewrockwell.com/sardi/sardi210.html;
    links to: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/03/10/rite-aids-

    Hey, Durbin – lissen up: Prescription drugs are ARTIFICIAL!


    – Prescription drugs specifically harm the liver and come with numerous unpleasant side effects precisely because they are artificial; just listen to the TV drug commercials, 90% is devoted to warnings regarding their potential to cause harm and death

    – Folks who like to drink wine or beer, or those who enjoy citrus fruits especially grapefruit, have to cut back on these treats or eliminate them altogether due to harmful chemical interaction

  24. EternalVigilance says:

    POLITICAL PONEROLOGY – The Study of Evil

    Power is pursued for the sake of power.

    “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

    “Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal.

    We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”

    George Orwell, 1984

  25. Yes, I realize it's my novel and I can be perceived as having ulterior motives, but I highly recommend anyone interested in these topics read my novel: THE FALL (Rapha Chronicles #1)–a biblical retelling of ancient times through the eyes of an angel who was once best friends with Lucifer. The realizations of truths that prompted the writing of THE FALL came entirely through prayer and the direction of the novel, again, guided through prayer. And I'm not talkin' "prayer to some guardian spirit" but prayer through the name of Jesus Christ to the only true God Who placed His Holy Spirit in me over 30 years ago to help guide, comfort, interpret scripture, encourage in adversity, speak through me when reaching to unbelievers… you get the idea.

    Here is the link to the Amazon listing where you can read a sizeable excerpt from the Kindle version. Keep an eye out since I will be promoting with a weekend where the Kindle version will be free. (does that sound like someone who is in this only for the money?) http://alturl.com/pj2n5

    When I started praying about and researching the revelations (don't know of a more applicable word) regarding the true meaning of "forbidden fruit" in the Garden, so many things in scripture and even in the daily headlines began to made much more sense and the Bible lit up like a switchboard where that last vital connection is made.

    Pray, pray, pray. God has not left us comfortless. Seek Him with your whole heart, soul, mind and strength. Know His heart and find joy, peace… and conviction that this battle is coming to a head.

    In Christ,
    Chana K. http://www.chanakeefer.com

    Again, the Amazon link to read about THE FALL: http://alturl.com/pj2n5

  26. TheGovtIsNuts says:

    Thanks to John Holdren, Obama Admin Czar & Eugenecist (who should BE the "change he wants to see")

    The fact that we are tracked, traced and databased is indisputable — but even many privacy advocates seem to believe that "the sheer amount of data being collected is itself the Achilles Heel of the surveillance-industrial complex; that it is a sort of protection, as who or what could ever sift through it all?"

    John P. Holdren, Obama's science czar, and author of the controversial eugenics tome, Ecoscience, is one of those directing the solution to the data overload problem. Enter "Big Data."

    We are witnessing nothing short of the next stage of evolution for the Scientific Dictatorship, as it moves from total surveillance and information awareness toward implementing its permanence through autonomous systems that will collectivize all human experience into data sets that can be tracked, analyzed and immediately acted upon to affect social structures, economies, war, science, health and education.

  27. LetFreedomRing says:

    "If I Were the Devil" (Warning For A Nation)
    Video 2:54 min

    Paul Harvey, April 3, 1965
    If I Were the Devil: Paul Harvey (Warning for a Nation)

  28. LetFreedomRing says:

    "If I Were the Devil" (Warning For A Nation)
    Video 2:54 min

    Paul Harvey, April 3, 1965
    If I Were the Devil: Paul Harvey (Warning for a Nation)

  29. tHEgOVTiSnUTS says:

    Scientific American
    Inside the Mind of a Psychopath

    Visit http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=