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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 directory of skeptical climate websites

Link here. The list is very comprehensive, including many of the sites I check frequently. Note too that many of these sites are very rigorous in the analysis of data, often far more rigorous than many modern peer-reviewed climate papers I read.

As they are skeptical, so should you be. Don’t take anything said at these sites at face value, but don’t dismiss what they say outright either. Pay attention, because you might find that you will become more discerning in the future when you are bombarded with chicken-little pronouncements from the global warming activist crowd.

One quote from the article bears some contemplating:

Virtually all powerful vested interests in the Western hemisphere recognize climate change alarm as leverage to impose self-serving policies and garner higher profits. The reasons for this are myriad. [The article then lists sixteen such reasons, all well known and well documented.]

Taken individually, each of these reasons—and this list undoubtedly omits additional special interests that benefit from climate change alarm—represent a profound shift in public policy. Each of them represents investments skewing away from optimal returns and instead towards returns that favor a politically entitled group. The overall impact of all of them is regressive, increasing the cost-of-living for the most economically vulnerable populations.

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3 comments

  • Jerry Greenwood, Oracle

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for those links.

  • Cotour

    One of my confused friends sends me just this this morning, you know, for dramatic effect:

    https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/biodiversity/elements_of_biodiversity/extinction_crisis/

    MY response.

    First the obvious, if indeed this is the 6th extinction event, logic would indicate that there were 5 previous extinction events.

    And while the 6th event, in process today, may indeed be caused by human activity, other than end ALL human activity on planet earth, what do you propose?

    I have stated that there is certainly validity to the pollution issue and our government needs to recognize effective methods of clearing plastics and other pollutants from the environment. I even propose that the Trump administration is missing a political opportunity by not adopting the plastics issue into their platform just as a smart political play. The plastics issue is a visceral issue and I see people of all political positions shunning specifically plastic bags every day. Not to mention that it would be a rational action to take for the environment.

    And we also might look at this issue in a more purely cold and logical manner. Humans are a function of the universe and a function of planet earth and if humans come to express themselves in such a irrational long term manner then that is one of the eventuality potentials that humans have. I however suspect that there will be incentives created through the capitalist model and technology that will incentivize the effective cleaning of our planet to a reasonable point.

    However the logic of the “Climate Justice Warriors” is just not reasonable, all it would ever lead to is Socialism and big governemnt just like China or similar Glaobalist organization that would essentially own the people of the world and NO ONE would dare act outside of their proscribed and well thought out parameters of behavior that their over lords thought reasonable. In other words a world of slavery and fear. Look into the Chinese “Social rating system”, that will give you an idea of where that kind of model would lead.

    The world is not a “safe” place to live.

    George Carlin might be sighted here: https://youtu.be/EjmtSkl53h4

    (And of course when sighting, George Carlin, there is a default language warning implied)

  • ” The overall impact of all of them is regressive, increasing the cost-of-living for the most economically vulnerable populations.”

    Probably not a lot of climate agitation in Venezuela.

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