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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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China launches military test satellite

The new colonial movement: China yesterday completed its first launch in 2022, using its Long March 2D rocket to launch a military test satellite into orbit.

No word on where the first stage crashed in the interior of China, or whether it used parachutes or grid fins to control its landing.

The 2022 launch race:

2 SpaceX
1 Virgin Orbit
1 China

These numbers should change later today, as SpaceX has a Falcon 9 Starlink launch scheduled. UPDATE: The SpaceX Starlink launch has been delayed one day to tomorrow.


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  • BtB’s Original Mark

    I’ve noticed that the US China Space Race is recently receiving attention in mainstream political press. For example:

    I suggest that we use each Chinese launch as an opportunity to highlight the dangers of a CCP led China.

    For more information on the conventional, ideological, and existential threats emanating from the CCP, check out the website of the Committee on the Present Danger: China.

    In addition, we can slow financial flows to China by supporting those politicians that support economic decoupling. Here is an op-Ed by Senate candidate David McCormick:

    Actions speak louder than words.

  • William

    I hope US private launches accelerate this year making it impossible for China to keep up.

  • Jeff Wright

    That’s going to be tough for two reasons…China has committed itself to space as a nation where our NASA bills are empty Trojan horses-which leads me to point two-American spaceflight’s real enemy is domestic…ESG Hound is at Parabolic Arc again. Maybe on sue origin’s dime?

    He’s going to push too far to where someone just might poison every plover and turtle the via the ‘shoot, shovel and shut up’ method.

    So the very thing the Hound of the Muskervilles/Muskovites fears will be done by night for the sake of spite.

    All burning ivorys and pelts ever did was INCREASE their demand…with the same bush pilots flying documentary filmakers in also flying out contraband up under those eco-tourist seats. The surest way to see some animal go extinct? “Protect” it.

    Bob-you are going on the Space Show tonight-maybe you could explain this to ESG Hound?

    China keeps us on our toes, SLS employs Americans-but it is Unabomber Hound who deserves your oil of vitriol the most.

  • Cotour

    CCP / China, the facade:

    Remember the ghost cities?

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