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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.

 

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A bill introduced in Congress would require numerous government agencies to study the role of telecommunications in the encouragement of hate crimes.

A bill introduced in Congress would require numerous government agencies to study the role of telecommunications in the encouragement of hate crimes.

The bills require a report within one year by the NTIA (The National Telecommunications and Information Administration) with the assistance of the DOJ, the Commission, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, to be submitted to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate on the role of telecommunications in hate crimes. … The report, according to the bill, “shall analyze information on the use of telecommunications, including the Internet, broadcast television and radio, cable television, public access television, commercial mobile services, and other electronic media, to advocate and encourage violent acts and the commission of crimes of hate, as described in the Hate Crime Statistics Act.”

The bill leaves the definition of “hate” entirely up to the government, and would produce a report that would be a great tool in the hands of politicians to squelch speech they don’t like.

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6 comments

  • Pzatchok

    This sounds very very bad.

    Hate crimes are not that much of a problem, statistically.

    Very very few crimes get hit with that charge.

    Looking for a connection to telecommunications in any way is juts looking for a way to curtail free speech.

  • Richard

    Liberal guilt is the ultimate hate crime.

  • mpthompson

    I guess Overzealous Photoshopping counts as a hate crime?

  • LTCStein

    Can anyone say “tyranny”?

  • john benz

    This is not a worthy use of my tax dollars

  • Jake

    This will mean that Brendan Eich of Mozilla can be charged with a hate crime for his 2008 donation to a California constitutional amendment to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. It also means that, since that constitutional amendment passed overwhelming by 2/3 of California voters, all those who voted for the marriage protection amendment are not longer considered fit for employment in California since they are all guilty of a hate crime.

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