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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California Democrats vote to allow all forms of discrimination

Fascist California; The Democrats controlling all levels of the government in California this week voted to repeal their constitutional statutes that forbid discrimination based on race, sex, ethnicity, or national origin.

This quote makes clear the goal of the bigoted Democrats:

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, the San Diego Democrat who is carrying ACA5 [the bill’s official designation], said mass uprisings in recent weeks against police brutality and systemic racism have shown that new solutions are needed to address the discrimination that remains in many communities.

“As we look around the world, we see there is an urgent cry — an urgent cry for change,” Weber said on the Assembly floor. “After 25 years of quantitative and qualitative data, we see that race-neutral solutions cannot fix problems steeped in race.” [emphasis mine]

So if race neutral polices won’t work, it appears she is suggesting they put into law race-biased policies, kind of like the Nazis did. In this case they will aim to specifically favor the Democrats’ rainbow coalition of minorities — specifically blacks, homosexuals, and illegal immigrants — to the detriment and oppression of everyone else.

Of course, these benefits will not apply to any blacks or homosexuals or immigrants who happen to be conservative. In that case their minority status is now null and void, as it can do nothing to help Democrats maintain power.

None of this should surprise us. After fifty years the Democratic Party is finally returning to its roots as the party of segregation, discrimination, and race hatred. They are simply rephrasing it slightly to fool people.

The law will have to still be approved by the voters in November, but since these Democrats are also forcing through California mail-only voting, they will have no problem fixing the results to their satisfaction.


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  • Col Beausabre

    What’s gonna be amusing is the sight of “i’m more oppressed than you” as the factions within das Partei fight to climb to the top of the heap and power

  • Cotour

    This, like most everything that the Democrats and their now Leftist leadership which is making hay while they can is of course going much, much too far.

    I really do not think that the majority of black people in America are as traumatized as it is reported about things that happened mostly before any of them were born, and that is by several generations. All of these words and terms that are being “reset” like no longer calling a master bed room a master bed room, it is to be now called a “Primary room”. Why? Its traumatizing. So say the Leftist word and term police who seem to be pulling the Democrats strings.

    Its all right out of the Saul Alynski type Leftist operatives work books. Am I saying that things can not and should not be updated and reformed, no not at all. But I am saying that the majority of what is underway right now in America is more about opportunistic pandering than healing.

    And they are making the best of it as we approach this election, they can ask for any unreasonable thing, and the democrats are obligated to listen to them and call it reasonable. Defund the police? I have asked several women that I know how they feel about that? It is pretty much universal, not popular.

    Yup, much, much too far. Once again, I did not know that black Americans were so sensitive. Most black Americans that I know drive a much nicer auto than I and they live a pretty good life from what I can see.

    All is being revealed.

    I have not seen this yet but I will be watching it in the near future, sounds worthwhile.

  • Andrew_W

    I’ve probably said this at BtB before, but I’m fairly sure that the biggest problem (not their only problem, but their biggest) African Americans have is a too prevalent mindset that they’re the victims. If you believe you’re a victim you’ll act like you’re a victim which’ll make you a victim. Such victim-hood is far less common amongst black migrants from the Caribbean and Africa – they seem to be more rounded people not carrying a debilitating chip, unfortunately their offspring born in America become infected with that chip.

  • Cotour

    Andrew W:

    Lets make a distinction here, the race baiters and race hustlers are the ones who are working in concert with their Democrat politically empowered politicians along with our now fully taken over by the Left education system are the ones that promote and teach the “Victim” mentality. It serves them so well.

    And operatives like Black Lives Matter, who align with the likes of ANTIFA leverage it all into action / pressure in the street that results in acquiescing by the political class. This has gone on for many generations and has been refined to what we see today.

    There is nothing in my opinion that limits the black or minority population today in America other than their ability, will to work hard and sacrifice, and vision that limits them or anyone in America. (Just like everyone else) But that is not taught today, victim hood is taught. The Democrats are heavily invested in this model, which to me is despicable. They themselves are the plantation masters today. Just another necessary fraud for the Democrats.

    Just today a special ed teacher / school administrator today told me that she is considering quitting because she now has to worry about teaching about BLM, and she has children in the 5th grade still wearing diapers. I hear these stories all the time, no one is learning they seem to be highly paid baby sitters. You want to know what’s going on in the world? You talk to teachers, nurses, cops, corrections officers and the like.

    And I have all of them come to see me at some point and I ask them all about what is really going on and what they think about it. I spoke to that teacher and a corrections officer today, neither are very happy with the system they are working in, and they are unanimous that mayor DeBlasio is the very worst there has ever been in NYC. (But I already know that).

    And DeBlasio is like Obama the enemy within and according to him he is on track. And what is his track? The “Progressive” agenda, just like in Seattle. Let all of the criminals out of jail, no bail, no police or neutered police, high taxes, no accountability etc, etc. This is the “progressive” agenda where up is down, Left is Right, and good is bad.

    This is our system, its the people who have to fix it within that system. Believe it or not this is how progress is made. But it all depends on who gets to define what progress is.

  • Andrew_W

    . . the race baiters and race hustlers are the ones who are working in concert with their Democrat politically empowered politicians along with our now fully taken over by the Left education system are the ones that promote and teach the “Victim” mentality.

    I think it runs deeper than that, what you’re seeing is just the flashy tip.

    Just today a special ed teacher / school administrator today told me that she is considering quitting because she now has to worry about teaching about BLM, and she has children in the 5th grade still wearing diapers. I hear these stories all the time, no one is learning they seem to be highly paid baby sitters.

    And that’s the huge base most don’t see as supporting that flashy tip. On another forum a teacher from one of those “inner city schools” was explaining what life was like in her school, the demeanor of the parents of these kids, how the kids picked up on their parents attitudes that are hostile to authority figures or anything to do with authority. The mindset she illustrated was a lot like that which you’d expect from a people ruled by a corrupt authoritarian regime. That’s too often the perception of many African Americans, largely false though it is in my opinion. If you’re brought up with that mindset, and it runs your life, guess what such a person turns out like. Ask that teacher if that’s what she sees.
    This mindset issue is I think endemic in many African American populations, especially in poorer communities, it destroys any efforts that might otherwise have been put in by those people towards upward mobility.

  • Andrew_W

    I think you see the influence being top down, I see it as being those politicians just cashing in on sentiments already held by their constituents. Though there’s certainly now a feed-back going on.

  • F16 Guy

    Why is it, that in this glorious “Melting Pot” we call America, with hundreds/thousands of minorities, only the Blacks have had such a difficult time assimilating into society?

    Could it be an invisible work ethic, a sense of entitlement, and a bankrupt culture? Could this have anything to do with it:

    “When Moynihan wrote in 1965 on the coming destruction of the Black family, the out-of-wedlock birth rate was 25% among Blacks. In 1991, 68% of Black children were born outside of marriage. In 2011, 72% of Black babies were born to unmarried mothers. In 2015, 77% of Black babies were born to unmarried mothers.”

    Money and handouts have failed to appease the masses. The solution cannot and will not come from the outside. It must come from within the heart of the black culture.

  • eddie willers

    Why is it, that in this glorious “Melting Pot” we call America, with hundreds/thousands of minorities, only the Blacks have had such a difficult time assimilating into society?

    We have been subsidising the worst and even growing that number. Social Darwinism may be harsh, but it ought to be tried. Sink or swim, IOW.

  • Chris

    To me the biggest item here is no main stream media coverage. This is truly a SHOCKER that is full of “click bait” potential headlines. I have heard crickets and see nothing.

    So the MSM has a real blockbuster story but does not “print” it. Hmmm.

    There’s a story in that alone.

  • John

    I guess MLK’s dream is over.

  • pzatchok

    Its more like a good stew port.
    We tend to migrate to areas with people like us.

  • wayne

    Jordan Peterson
    “Pick up your suffering…”

  • Col Beausabre

    MLK has been cancelled, he was a Republican

  • Max

    MLK’s statue will be the next to be pulled down. We can’t have any reminders that we were once a civilized country.

    Perhaps this is California’s way to push back against the trump administration for this enforcement of the rules.

    Patients must be identified by biology, not by perceived sexual identity. Feelings will be hurt followed by anxiety, depression, mental illness and embarrassment.
    This insult cannot go unchallenged…

    Everyone, especially the children, must be taught that you never tell the emperor he has no clothes on. The fantasy of the delusional must be maintained to prevent the breaking of the illusion that sustains peaceful coexistence.
    Of course, this situation is an oxymoron. There is no stability with the unstable. Only tolerance.
    The world has caught a plague, “participation trophy madness” where they think “we all can win, when no one wins”. Burn it down. Bring on the dark age. Rule of law is dead, might makes right where the most ruthless and evil is always the winner. (it’s for the children)

  • Cotour

    The intellectualization of race and racism in America. What is really being attempted to be taught here? Dr. Robin DiAngelo, “Deconstructing white privilege”. 20 min.

    These kinds of rationalizations and intellectualizations of things like race and racism offer absolutely no solution to anything, and only offers an endless existence of white guilt and learned / indoctrinated self hatred. A suicide pact.

    And as Dr. DiAngelo says, she is well meaning. But is that really enough?

    I have written before about how I learned in running my business to objectively respect everyone who enters through my threshold. Having for the last 30 years dealt with every kind of human being that there is on this planet, with all kinds of attitudes both good and bad. Every race, creed and color of human being, most actually very nice and reasonable, and some you would not want to turn your back on for one second.

    But what is it that I learned and these social scientists who rationalize and intellectualize the human condition and the American experience fail in communicating? RESPECT, mutual respect and not what appears to be a demand for love and acceptance. I did not hear the words mutual respect in this above video. No, just that white people have privilege and they must be basically destroyed and rebuilt in this new and improved model specd out by this particular Phd.

    America and white people are the problem in other words.

    I do not like or love everyone who I come across or interact with, but I genuinely and objectively from the jump respect them for who and what they are. These “well meaning” social scientists, (I love when someone is “well meaning” the result can only be wonderful) and miss this, from my point of view essential point. And what is it that they are determined to force everyone to do? In their model they insist that you essentially love others who may not love. And that is unreasonable.

    This is where all of this racism meme and argument from the American intelligencia totally falls apart. What they are attempting to teach is forced love and not mutual respect, and I think this is fundamentally a recipe for guaranteed failure because it can only be accomplished by “Love” being compelled by government through some level of force. This approach to attempting to solve the race problem in America, if indeed this condition still actually exists in modern America today, is a dead end and no solution at all.

    So I write again:

    You don’t love me, so I must destroy you.

    But I respect you.

    No matter.

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