Conscious Choice cover

From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.


52 Nobel Peace Prize winners have called for the boycott of Israel for its recent attacks in Gaza.

Intellectual bankruptcy: 52 Nobel Peace Prize winners, artists, and activists have called for the boycott of Israel for its recent attacks in Gaza.

And where were these so-called intellectuals when Hamas was lobbing rockets into Israel? For them, I guess it is all right to kill Jews. And God forbid the Jews decide to defend themselves.

Readers!
 

I must unfortunately ask you for your financial support because I do not depend on ads and rely entirely on the generosity of readers to keep Behind the Black running. You can either make a one time donation for whatever amount you wish, or you sign up for a monthly subscription ranging from $2 to $15 through Paypal or $3 to $50 through Patreon.


Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.


Your support is even more essential to me because I not only keep this site free from advertisements, I do not use the corrupt social media companies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook to promote my work. I depend wholly on the direct support of my readers.


You can provide that support to Behind The Black with a contribution via Patreon or PayPal. To use Patreon, go to my website there and pick one of five monthly subscription amounts, or by making a one-time donation. For PayPal click one of the following buttons:
 


 

Or with a subscription with regular donations from your Paypal or credit card account:


 

If Patreon or Paypal don't work for you, you can support Behind The Black directly by sending your donation by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman, to
 

Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652
 

Or you can donate by using Zelle through your bank. You will need to give my name and email address (found at the bottom of the "About" page). The best part of this electronic option is that no fees will be deducted! What you donate will be what I receive.

8 comments

  • Rene Borbon

    Obvious bias against Israel and the real peace process. This is just another propaganda attack by these Nobel ‘Peace’ Prize winners, that does nothing to move the situation toward peace because they intentionally ignore the violence that the Palestinians have rained down on Israelis. Their true motive is to overthrow any Israeli peace position and hand land and concessions to thugs and the violators of the peace.

  • Your website is excellent and I look at it every day and find your knowledge and insight into space travel and the cosmos excellent reading, I do however, believe you should keep your Zionist beliefs for another venue, not on this website. Your religion is your religion. Cosmology is the basis of your website-keep it pure.

  • I’ve always assumed this site is about Bob’s interests. Cosmology, or perhaps more accurately space science , is a major part, but a discerning reader will note other topics such as politics, music, and so forth.

  • First of all, religion has nothing to do with this story. Arabs have been trying to kill Israelis (who usually happen to be Jews), for the past five decades. They admit it. They relish in it. You have to be willfully blind not to see it, which was the main point of my post. These intellectual elites only get their dander up when Israel tries to defend itself. When Israelis get killed, however, they hardly twitch.

    Moreover, there is no more equivalency here. Israel had occupied Gaza, but walked away from it entirely, giving it back to the Palestinians for them to run. Their answer: to elect a terrorist group as their leaders and focus on making bombs and rockets so they can kill Jews. Once again, you have to be willfully blind not to see who is the violent aggressor here.

    Second, your method of debate is most interesting. Rather than debate the facts, you make two arguments. First you call me a Zionist with Zionist views. Though being a Zionist is not necessarily evil, you use it as an curse word, without having the slightest idea what the word really means. Its actual definition (someone who wants to reestablish the Biblical Jewish state of Israel) does not apply to me, or to my post. I am not advocating this. I am merely defending the right of all humans to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, without the threat of violence. I am also condemning the bankruptcy of the modern intellectual class, which can’t see a genocidal Islamic terrorist even if that terrorist is holding a knife to their face.

    Second, rather than debate the facts, you propose I simply shut up, telling me I shouldn’t write about this stuff on my website. To this I say, too bad. I write what I believe, as a free man. You don’t like what I say, you are free to debate me here, civilly and rationally. My readers know that I welcome criticism.

    What I don’t welcome is oppression. And that is your approach to debate.

  • Pzatchok

    Even though I don’t really care if the biblical nation of Israel is ever restored, for some reason I feel proud when called a Zionist.

    It must have something to do with who is calling me one.

  • Matthew Bowman

    You would probably like this Steven Crowder video, “Isreal vs. the World” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGaXIhT3SRI&feature=player_embedded).

  • Matt Ponas

    YOU GO! Mr Z, Israel has a RIGHT to exist!

  • Matt Ponas

    When you think about it, it’s always been Israel -vs- The THUGS of History… Every major civilization that has gone against Israel has lost and fallen by the way-side… The recent islamist thugs will be no diffrent… The problem is that we are living this ‘history’, and HISTORY is not instant, it tends to take a while… In the end, Israel will remain… Just ask Goliath about he faired…

Readers: the rules for commenting!

 

No registration is required. I welcome all opinions, even those that strongly criticize my commentary.

 

However, name-calling and obscenities will not be tolerated. First time offenders who are new to the site will be warned. Second time offenders or first time offenders who have been here awhile will be suspended for a week. After that, I will ban you. Period.

 

Note also that first time commenters as well as any comment with more than one link will be placed in moderation for my approval. Be patient, I will get to it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *