Monday, September 18, 2017
If Christians, or democrats, or progressives — whatever free men may be called — are put in a position of underprivilege and shame for their beliefs, and if the door is left open to voluntary conversion, so that anyone who wants to can come over to the winning side, the winning side will sooner or later convert almost everyone who is capable of making trouble. (In the language of Vilfredo Pareto, this would probably be termed “capture of the rising elite”; in the language of present day Marxists, this would be described as “utilization of potential leadership cadres from historically superseded classes”; the language of practical politics, it means “cut in the smart boys from the opposition, so that they can’t set up a racket of their own.”)
When I give talks on The Benedict Option, people often ask me to explain why I am so dark about the future for orthodox Christians in the West. The idea of persecution seems far-fetched and paranoid to them. I tell them that I too consider persecution unlikely in the near term, at least. In the book, I quote the then-abbot of the Norcia monastery as saying that faithful orthodox (that is to say, traditionalist) Christians who don’t do something like the Benedict Option aren’t going to make it through what’s to come. Maybe he meant persecution, but I think it more likely he was talking about this phenomenon Linebarger describes. That’s what I think is far more likely to happen than any direct persecution. But the result will be the same: the widespread loss of the Christian faith. The reader who sent that to me says he “keeps [my] Christian identity quiet among [my] educated peers, for precisely the reasons of social disgrace and heresy implied above.”If you, your family, and your church are not preparing for resisting this, you are going to be steamrolled. You don’t have forever to decide, either.
National Cheeseburger Day is a day of appreciation for cheeseburgers. Typically when cooking a cheeseburger, cheese is added to a hamburger patty a few seconds before the patty is removed from the heat. This allows the cheese to melt onto the burger. According to an obituary published by Time in 1964, Lionel Sternberger created the cheeseburger in 1920s, when he placed cheese on top of a hamburger as an experiment. Sternberger was 16 and worked as a cook in his father's sandwich shop in Pasadena, California. Aside from cheese, other cheeseburger toppings include ketchup and mustard. This tasty national holiday is celebrated each year on September 18th.
- Spicy curry mayo with a mango salsa
- Fried egg and bacon
- Mac & Cheese
- Grilled eggplant and humus
- Wasabi mayo and avocado
- Guacamole, lettuce and tomato
1) Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2010)
2) Supersize Me (2004)
3) Food, Inc (2008)