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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 black activist Chicago preacher has come out endorsing the Republican candidate for Illinois governor.

Pigs fly! A black activist Chicago preacher has endorsed the Republican candidate for Illinois governor.

This is a very significant story. Prior to the 2012 election there had been hints in Chicago of a revolt by blacks against the Democratic Party, but on election day it didn’t happen. It now appears that the undercurrent of justified dissatisfaction is finally reaching the surface. And should it be true, that the blacks are beginning to consider voting for someone other than Democrat, then it will become impossible for Democrats in Illinois to win any elections. In fact, all that needs to happen is for them to lose about 20 to 30 percent of the black vote and they are toast as their support in most other demographics is so poor.

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3 comments

  • Kelly Starks

    No doubt the Dem leaders will be furious at such disloyalty to their betters.

    Dems took for granted that Black voters were almost congenitally incapable of not voting democratic, regardless of how badly they were abused by Dem policies and actions. Its possible, though not certain, that this lone black activist Chicago preacher is the sign of a trend. If it is, Dems needing to actually respond to black voters will really force a lot of changes to the party. Though unlikely I think the democrats stubborn refusal to support black community issues/values/etc may finally have angered them enough to look at republicans, or much more likely to just not be interested in coming out to vote for the dems. Obamas support among the black community was down a lot last election (though R’s didn’t gain). Given how close US elections are a loss of 1-2 % of your base can doom you. Lose half of the 20%(?) of the dem base that’s black– stick a fork in you, your done.

  • Cotour

    Unrelated but a great commentary on the administration, this is my new favorite politician (if I were to allow myself one).

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/gop-rep-refuses-to-question-eric-holder-because-he-should-be-in-jail/

  • Kelly Starks

    Then charge him!!!!

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