Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.


He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit.
 

Midnight repost: “They’re coming for you next.”

The tenth anniversary retrospective of Behind the Black continues: Tonight’s midnight repost, written in July 2018, illustrates the danger to each and every one of us because of the rise and dominance of intolerance in the United States.

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“They’re coming for you next.”

This week we had a number of really ugly examples of the hate the left has for anyone who might dare express an opinion that might suggest even the slightest support for President Donald Trump.

But then, how is this week different from any other week since Trump was elected president in 2016?

The top example however is how Judge Jeanine Pirro was treated when she appeared on the The View. I have embedded the video below. You must force yourself to watch. It is painful and ugly, but the hate and very clear close-mindedness of those who disagreed with her, especially from Whoopie Goldberg, illustrates well the terrible state we are in.



Pirro was a guest on this show. Does anyone remember what the word “guest” stands for, and how one is supposed to treat such a person? It is very clear that Goldberg and her leftist allies on The View do not.

Pirro cannot finish practically one sentence before she is interrupted and attacked, and then thrown off the show because she dared, dared to disagree with the leftwing partisan Democrats in charge. She wanted to defend Trump from the slanders being thrown against him, false slanders of racism that the left loves to throw but have no basis in fact. Trump might be coarse. He might be a fighter. But a careful calm review of everything he has done, in the past, since his campaign began for president, and since he took office, shows no evidence of bigotry.

It is not permitted however to make this case in the modern intellectual world. You cannot, and if you dare, the dominate leftist culture will do whatever it can to shut you down. Consider for example what happened this week to actor Mark Duplass. I have no idea who he is, or what parts he has played that gives him fame. However, this week he had the nerve to express, in a tweet, some sympathetic words about conservative Ben Shapiro.

Within hours a twitter mob (and that’s what twitter is, a mob) descended upon him, accusing him of supporting a white supremacist, even though Ben Shapiro happens to be an orthodox Jew. Within 24 hours Duplass was forced to retract his tweet. It is simply forbidden for someone on the left to say a nice thing about a conservative, mainly because, to the left today, every conservative is a white supremacist, a bigot, and a racist, and therefore must be silenced, with violence if necessary.

These stories are only two in an increasingly violent and hateful atmosphere of cultural oppression. It is only getting worse. Scott Adams, author of Dilbert, said it best in one of his recent video posts.

I’m actually considering voting for the first time, and I wouldn’t even be voting for candidates. I would just be voting for a side. I would just say ‘Republican’ — and I’m not a Republican. It’s not even about policy [or] anything. It would be about pure self-defense because I would want the safest situation for the country.

Here’s the ‘Get Out The Vote’ slogan that I think is the strongest for Republicans: ‘They’re coming for you next.’ You know it’s true. They are coming for you next. If you want to be safe, then you want to keep the system in tact as long as possible. [emphasis mine]

I have embedded Adams’ video post below the fold, just so you can see how calmly but forcefully he expresses this fear. Watch. Take it seriously. Adams appears, unlike too many Americans, to be making an attempt to come to grips with the reality that one of our political parties in America wants to destroy all opposition to it, and that party must be stopped, for his, and our, own personal safety.

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One comment

  • janyuary

    Seeing as how every self-described “conservative” internet site I frequented during and before the primaries in 2016, treated any self-titled conservative or Republican who objected to Donald Trump with as much vitriol and spite as the left treats Trump supporters now …

    … in 2012 and even moreso in 2016 creating a mass exodus of liberty-lovers (former “conservatives”) from those sites and from the Republican party, and leaving the FALSE impression that “the majority” of self-titled conservatives wanted those losers as the party’s nominees when the OPPOSITE was the reality … well, those “pragmatists” won. By a plurality, with a large clear majority opposing Trump, as a large clear majority opposed Hillary as well. That’s how Trump got in there in the first place. This is absolutely come around, go around. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

    I suspect the only way to regain liberty is for individuals to STOP allowing fear to manipulate them into uniting behind inferior candidates, as R/conservatives did with McCain, Romney, and Trump. That “pragmatic” strategy was and will always be a big mistake. It has essentially dissolved unity on the right. Increasingly, disillusioned liberty lovers realized that with virtually EVERY R/conservative nominee, they only had the option of voting for lesser tyranny, just under different colors. I for one now will only vote for liberty, even if it means voting such to put tyranny under any party or label, on defense.

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