How the Magician’s Nephew is More Than Meets the Eye
The Magician’s Nephew may be my favorite book in the Chronicles of Narnia Series, just beating out Prince Caspian, which is a close second.
Many find my preferences strange, but after reading the Chronicles of Narnia several times, The Magician’s Nephew continues to jump out at me.
Toward the end of the book, Aslan speaks of tyrants, and how such tyranny and the quest for empire always destroys great nations. In it is arguably the most mysterious place in all of the Chronicles of Narnia, which ironically isn’t even in Narnia, nor even our own world. I’m talking about Charn, obviously.
Charn had always fascinated me to the point I’d spend hours online researching theories from readers everywhere on an expansion to the story behind Charn.
For those who haven’t read the book, C.S. Lewis states that Jadis (The White Witch in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) destroys Charn by uttering The Deplorable Word, which vanquishes all living things on Charn, apart from herself.
In the Hall of Images, Digory and Polly, the two main characters in the work, stumble across life-sized statues of past leaders, which tells a miserable story. The first few rows are filled with leaders that look kind and wise, to those who look almost as kind, but a little stricter. Further on, the faces still looked happy, but were cruel. Then, there were faces not so happy, and finally they reach faces that held nothing but despair.
How do we relate this to real life, or in a better sense, US Foreign Policy?
Aslan’s warning is a perfect example. He states, “It is not certain that some wicked one of your race will not find out a secret as evil as the Deplorable Word and use it to destroy all living things. And soon, very soon, before you are an old man and an old woman, great nations of your world will be ruled by tyrants who care no more for joy and justice and mercy than the Empress Jadis. Let your world beware. That is the warning.”
And here we are today, in 2018, where the United States has been in perpetual war since 2001. Here we are, knowing (and I plan to write a post about this) that both Desert Storm and the current War in Iraq have been based on lies, the War in Afghanistan also a lie, the War in Syria a lie, Libya was a lie, and now, Iran is a lie.
And again, we’re going to war, sending what we call NATO forces (which are comprised of 70% of US forces) secretly from Jordan into Syria’s Golan Heights…for what? We know that Saddam Hussein was set up by George H.W. Bush and his Secretary of Defense, none other than Dick Cheney, back in 1990, when Hussein invaded Kuwait because they were slant drilling into Iraq.
We now know that the CIA favored the Ba’ath Party, and Hussein was ascending to power during the same years George H.W. Bush served as CIA Director. We also know that it was the United States that provided Iraq with Anthrax to use in the Iran-Iraq War in the 80’s. Anthrax also sprung up again on September 18th, 2001, just after 9/11, to justify not only an invasion of the Middle East to go after Osama bin Laden but to go after Saddam Hussein, too.
Iraq attacked the United States with Anthrax the United States gave it in the 1980’s. Only problem is, and if you dig deep into this you’ll find an astonishing answer; that such Anthrax indeed originated not in the Middle East, but in the United States.
I’ll post some video links that I used for researching this post at the bottom, as well as my book links to Northern Knights, just so you all know I’m not pulling this out of my own brain.
Northern Knights Print: https://amzn.to/2vA7GPj
Northern Knights e-book: https://amzn.to/2KkkyOZ