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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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California now has the highest poverty rate in the nation.

Success! California now has the highest poverty rate in the nation.

California’s state legislature and governorship have both been held by the Democrats for years. Both have repeatedly raised taxes. Both have repeatedly failed to balance the state’s budget. And both have been and continue to be eager to increase government regulation on the state’s citizenry. What could go wrong?

Update: In related news, Los Angeles’ film and television industry has lost 16,100 jobs in past seven years, mostly due to businesses leaving the state.


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  • JGL

    The Coo Koos nest syndrome, and nurse Rachet is nowhere to be found.

    America, like a child who needs and craves discipline and structure has chosen to be spanked, we need it, we have forgotten our foundation

    and must be punnished.

    Prepare for punnishment !

  • Rene Borbon

    I fled California twice, first in 2006, and again in 2008 — after facing rising income and property taxes. I also found the schools in California to be inferior to Texas, where I briefly lived in the early 1980s. I remember wanting to study calculus at a Los Angeles area high school in 1989 — and the school didn’t have nor could afford to buy me the textbook.

    I’ve noticed that California’s decline visually as well — it’s roads, buildings, and infrastructure are in decline.

  • wade

    i do not doubt it ! and everything that gets enforced in California is a Test Bed for everyone Elsewhere in this once Great Nation.

  • Welcome to the People’s Republic of Kalifornia.

  • Patrick

    But But But ……..

    I thought that Californians and their democrats in particular knew everything.

    I thought they could make anything work.

    I guess that last republican in the state is causing all this trouble.

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