A Grumpy Thought: Has the future already been written and are we too blind to see?


Recently I went back over and read the classic Narnia series by C. S. Lewis. I’m sure all of us have, at the very least, watched one of the many renditions of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

This time I finally got around to reading The Last Battle. I don’t know why I never read it before, always stopping at The Silver Chair.

It comes as no surprise that the Chronicles of Narnia are based on Bible stories; the first book, The Magician’s Nephew, being Genesis; the sacrifice of Christ in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe etc. The final book, The Last Battle, is Revelation; also a no brainer. As I was reading through The Last Battle I was put off, and then as I finished the book I felt very much at unease as I was when I read through Revelation.

From Amazon.

The unease I felt as I was reading this was due to the parallels to our current world: The characters in the story (replace talking animals for people of course), were so much like our current day issues. I’m going to quote David Hiscox here:

“I find it very pertinent to the current year. The population following an impostor of Aslan, then the Arabs from across the Desert who worship a demon God come in and take over. C.S. Lewis’ nightmare is becoming a reality.”

  • The Calormenes are Arabs in behaviour and appearance
  • Characters saying that all gods are the same – I have heard this argument many times
  • Worshiping a false Aslan (God) – consider those who take the name of Christ for the purpose of evil, the leftist morons who say we shouldn’t put our own kind first, but instead let everyone in, because WWJD
  • The devil god the Calormenes worship is Satan, much like Islam is a Satan worshiping cult (see a pervious article I made with this observation)
  • Those who believe neither and attack anyone – left wing atheist, whom are usually vegan, lesbians also… possibly even cyclists…
  • Only a few stood up at the end against all the perversion and evil – the last bastions of good wholesome Western civilisation.
Tolkein made similar parallels. From Know Your Meme.

In the book those being tricked into doing the bidding of the false Aslan, let many Calormenes, at will, into Narnia. This in turn meant that they became slaves to the Calormene wishes, and everything they loved, their freedoms, as stated in the book, were robbed and they became slaves or died. Those slaves were too scared to stand up to the wrong being done because those who were “talking to Aslan” were doing what was “best for the people by Aslan’s wishes.”

This all sounds terribly familiar to me and got me thinking: Did Lewis read Revelations, look at the world, then write what he saw? Is this how he saw our demise?