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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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Clemson administrator proposes that candidates be prescreened for ideology

Fascist: An administrator at Clemson University has proposed the student government consider prescreening candidates for the proper multicultural ideology prior to elections to prevent the wrong candidates from reaching office.

“So when it comes to this whole idea of intercultural competence, what would it look like to have a standard for if you’re going to be elected as an officer, or hold a seat within CUSG [Clemson University Student Government], that you have to demonstrate that you have a certain level of intercultural competence, before you’re allowed to take that office, or that seat,” Richardson stated, according to CUSG Senate’s public livestream.

The administrator, Altheia Richardson, Director of Clemson’s Gantt Multicultural Center, suggested that the student government could either prescreen the candidates, or demand that they be properly educated after winning, though she added that “I will say, once you’re in, it’s harder to hold people accountable for those things if it hasn’t been set as a standard before.”

In other words, this fascist doesn’t like the opinions of some people who have been freely and fairly elected to student government office, and wants to establish a system whereby she can prevent such people from ever obtaining office. How nice.

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6 comments

  • LocalFluff

    Producing anything massive in space that is worth bringing down to Earth, that has a hard time covering the shipping costs. Unless if what’s produced up there is digital! And thus can skip the delta-V import tariff.

    Like this guy, Mark Dice’s youtube channel! He goes angry on my behalf so that I can instead laugh at it. He could do that from a tin can in orbit. Unless he actually has to hit someone, anyone, after each daily episode. I would.

    Bill Nye, who for some incomprehensible reason is CEO of The Planetary Society, used Earth Day to launch his new “science show”:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzUV5283-l5c0oKRtyenj6Q

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    Yeah, LocalFluff, I bet you’re right; that will become the McGuffinite of space: freedom.

  • mpthompson

    “Bill Nye, who for some incomprehensible reason is CEO of The Planetary Society”

    I couldn’t believe it when that happened. I let my membership lapse and haven’t looked back since. I’m certain Carl Sagan and I would have many differences politically, but it in no way diminishes my respect for Carl and his efforts to reach out to common folks regarding the wonders of the universe revealed through the eyes of science. Bill Nye is a creepy shill for the left-wing establishment, nothing more.

  • wodun

    They already do this for prospective professors and other employees at most colleges.

  • My American passport is official recognition that I’m ‘interculturally competent’.

  • D.K. Williams

    As an alum, I am appalled that the State pays six-figure salaries for people to spout such nonsense. Sadly, this happens at colleges all over the country, although it’s generally done with more subtlety.

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