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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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Another Arab country normalizes relations with Israel

In a second major victory for the Trump administration, Bahrain has agreed to normalize its relations with Israel, including recognizing the Jewish state.

According to a formal statement issued by the three countries, they agreed to “the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

“This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security, and prosperity in the region,” the statement said.

The statement said that Israel had also affirmed that all Muslims may visit and pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, and Jerusalem’s other holy sites will remain open for peaceful worshippers of all faiths.

This follows the opening of full diplomatic relations with the UAE, as well as the rejection by the Arab League of a Palestinian Authority resolution condemning that UAE agreement. In addition, there have been a slew of other countries in the past few weeks agreeing to move their embassies to Jerusalem.

All in all, a kind of peace is breaking out in the Middle East, rejecting the hate-mongers in the Palestinian territories who only wish to kill all Jews and have thus refused all reasonable offers of neighborly relations. It now appears that many Arabs are finally realizing that their alliance with the Palestinians has brought them nothing but problems, and it will be better to align with Israel.

Stay tuned. There have been rumors that Saudi Arabia will soon recognize Israel as well. If that happens, it will not only signal a true end to the violence in the Middle East, but the failure of the so-called “peace process” since the 1990s. It accomplished nothing while helping to escalate the worst sorts in both the Palestinian territories as well as in the Arab states, leading to Islamic terrorism worldwide. These new deals, engineered by the Trump administration, will hopefully help to put an end to that terrorism.

At a minimum it will help isolate those bad actors, making it far more difficult for them to instigate violence and murder.

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8 comments

  • James Street

    Another front of President Trump’s war against the swamp. Never did I think there would be peace in the Middle East. “They have been fighting for thousands of years.” I was concerned about the repercussions of Trump moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The guy knows what he’s doing.

  • Steve Richter

    Are Jews still as united as a people as they were in the 2nd half of the 20th century? Religious Jews appear to be stronger than ever. But what about secular Jews? Western Europe and White America look to be on the course of cultural disintegration. Are secular Israelis avoiding that fate?

  • LocalFluff

    My dad told me that when he was a kid his dad told him that there will never be peace in the Middle East, and that he’s gotten tired of reading about in the papers every day year after year This has been going on since 1914. I think it was Jimmie Carter who started this incompetent and failed peace processing Israel/Palestine. It has been nothing but a way for the palestinian leaders to get money from the West. Innumerable prime ministers and presidents have negotiated with zero success. Cutting their Arabic support will change the game, if Iran is forced to take their hands off too. I suppose that this is part of uniting the arab world against Iran.

    In Sweden, who finances the palestinians with $50 million a year and always condemns Israel, has said nothing at all about these peace deals. They don’t want peace, they want an eternal “process”. Since the government owns all news media in Sweden they can keep most people in the dark about this.

  • pzatchok

    Steve Richter

    When you live in a place that if you climbed to the top of the closest hill you could see enemies wanting to destroy your nation in three sides, you would tend to unite pretty quick.

  • Chris

    I think Trump has captured a unique point in time where the Arab world must choose if they will continue to support the never wanting peace Palestinians if Israel even exists or side with Israel; where the Arab world must choose to broker with Israel in confrontation with Iran or face them alone.
    I also think the Arab world is starting to shake off the chuckles of a theocratic government and realize that in order to have any standing in the world they must move toward tolerance and a secular society. It’s a start.

    This is genius by Trump to cease this opportunity and to ignore the PA who will not really negotiate.

  • wayne

    Mark Levin:
    “‘1,000 Years From Now’ Trump ‘Will Be Remembered’ For Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty”
    March 2019
    https://youtu.be/tL6vbcTCbNY
    2:54

    “1,000 years from now, the scribes will be writing about the history that is taking place today in the Middle East – how this great and mighty president defeated ISIS; how this great and might president pushed back Syria; how this great and mighty president recognized the capital of the Israelis and helped protect them,” stated Mark Levin. “He will be remembered for that.”

  • Cotour

    I wonder if the states in the middle East are strategically seeing things in a different light given the inevitable dialing down of the use of oil and possibly their supplies? And choosing to ally with the U.S. and the U.S. agenda. And along with that comes the America V China struggle and a possible Chinese dominated Globalist world model where they are less important then they are even now? The middle east is betting a bit more on America to prevail?

    We have all witnessed the changes that the Prince and soon to become King in Saudi Arabi has made to his culture and country in his efforts to drag them all into the modern age. They have all invested mass amounts of money in building the cities of the future in these efforts. These are fundamental changes that must take place if they are to prosper in the future, and to remain absolutely opposed to the state of Israel brings only eternal conflict and darkness. And no confidence.

    The middle east seeks to become a financial, education and stress relief / leisure center for the wealthy of the world. And if they are unable to present themselves as being civilized and are to be trusted and safe and to have some degree of confidence in then their plans, then they are dead in the water. The one, confidence and safety can not happen without the other, acceptance of Israel and peace in general.

    As long as America dominates the world Israel exists, and I do not see that changing in any consequential way any time soon, so the middle east has all the incentive in the world to do what they are doing. Its in their best interests.

  • wayne

    “Dave shares an amazing video of food products from Israel in a United Arab Emirates grocery store as proof of some of the positive effects that have resulted from the Trump Middle East Peace Deal. ”

    Rubin Report
    11-25-20
    https://youtu.be/fnvpN0zSerU?t=1203

    (immediately followed by a special message to the mayor of NYC Bill DeBlasio—Adult Content Warning)

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