Conscious Choice cover

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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Becoming American

For the Fourth of July. Link here. Key quote:

The process of being an American goes on, though. As almost everyone here should be aware, being an American – not just fitting in the culture, and because that’s regional it means I’ll need to learn to talk and walk again if I move across the country again – is an ongoing process, an ongoing fight between liberty and totalitarian impulses which exist in every society and possibly in every human. And it is a struggle to free yourself from the inherited nonsense that has plagued other societies too: ideas of class and inherited rank or ability.

It is our solemn duty, no matter how many of our compatriots fail at it, to live up to our amazing luck in being citizens of the greatest nation on Earth, one founded on the belief that individuals can be self-governing and are the bosses of their own government.

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One comment

  • Cotour

    America, like no other country is a concept, a concept based in the understanding that human beings are free born, have rights not given to them by their government and have self determination. At America’s foundation lies another unique feature, the Founders of the country understood the nature of man as it relates to power and governance and designed a system to counter balance the tendency of men to abuse power.

    The Constitution, elementary, brilliant, prescient, a wonder to behold and exist within.

    These basic principles of governance and freedom, codified and enshrined some 241 years ago remain as the beacon to all the world and all those who arrive here to enjoy it all must come here to transform themselves into Americans.

    I am always inspired when I read an individuals personal experience, trials and tribulations in getting themselves here, makes me take a step back and once again fully appreciate something that when you are born immersed in you can easily forget how special it all actually is.

    I am forever appreciative, happy Independence day to all.

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