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April 21, 2021 Zimmerman/Pratt podcast

On April 21st, I recorded another 35 minute podcast with Robert Pratt. That podcast is now available at his website at this link. From his description:

An update with author and historian Robert Zimmerman of behindtheblack.com on the current cancel culture we are experiencing, or as Bob put it: Blacklisting Americans.

Trust me, even though we were reviewing the many blacklist stories I have posted in the past few weeks that you might have read, you want to listen. I expand on those posts, outlining why I am doing them, and what they illustrate about our larger society. Free-thinking and liberty-loving Americans are no longer the majority in this country. We face a terrible battle to make “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” the central principle of America once again.

On a positive note, Pratt has begun re-establishing his radio network in Texas. The corporate blacklisters have tried to silence him, but he’s thumbing his nose at those petty tyrants. Go Robert!

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, 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.

5 comments

  • Wayne: Yeah. I hadn’t realized that you had to click through to the podcast link. The actual podcast link is now added.

  • Robert Pratt

    Thanks. Podcasts are embedded on the page just as is done on this site.

  • Arthur Glunt

    Keep up the great work guys. Exposing the blacklisters and those that have sadly been added to the list for no more than stating the obvious or standing in defiance of the status quo, it’s more than past time for this fight back!

    Now that it is clear even the bottom line does not affect corparate America and the final push for socialism is here these seemingly insignifigant acts of blacklisting are just the stepping stones to what comes next, see 1930’s Germany.

  • James Street

    Brilliant five minute video that has gone viral. Black former police officer Brandon Tatum goes on a pro America rant on the BBC (American “news” would never show this).

    BBC interview black police officer to discuss Chauvin’s convictions with truth bombs at the end.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7LoFWkY6Nw

    Some points Brandon Tatum makes:
    – 0:40 “This (Derek Chauvin) was the swiftest justice I’ve ever seen in my life. The day after the film came out he was arrested. He was tried. Ten hours of deliberation he was convicted.”
    – 0:58 “They paid the family out $27 million before the jury could be selected”
    – 1:03 “They’re going to have a case in appeal”
    – 1:09 “People are making money off the pain of people in our country”
    – 1:35 “This is not a landmark case. This is a political agenda. They’re pushing lies in our country.”
    – 1:38 “Policing in America is not inherently racist. We don’t live in a racist country”
    – 1:42 “This was an interaction between a police officer who I thought did the wrong thing and a black man who was on drugs high resisting arrest and ended up being killed by that police officer. That’s as simple as it can be.”
    – 1:54 “The president of the United States got out and made a fool of himself trying to promote racism in a simple police encounter that the officer got convicted on”
    – 2:15 “President Biden is an idiot in my personal opinion and he’s just talking because he’s a politician”
    – 2:20 “Systemic racism… I mean if you look at Joe Biden himself you know he spoke at a Ku Klux Klan member’s funeral and did the eulogy of Robert Byrd. I mean he is white supremacy and racism if you want to say that is the case and now he’s the president. If he really cared about white supremacy and racism he should step down as the president because he is an exemplification of that very thing”
    – 2:43 “These people are just running their mouths and they’re not being honest. We don’t have a problem with racism in our country, we have a problem with people not following the law. We also have a problem of politicians making up things to get reelected…. They’re lying to us.”

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