Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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Compliation video of violent leftist protesters at Minnesota Trump rally

The video, embedded below the fold, breaks my own rules regarding obscenities, but I think it is necessary for every American to view it. I think it is even more important that ordinary Democratic voters view it. The party these decent people support has nothing to do with the party of John Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt. It has instead become a fascist violent machine, aimed at destroying any opposition. And we know this because Democratic politicians have not only not condemned this ugly violence, but some have even endorsed it.

I obtained the video from an article by John Hinderaker at Powerline, which he titled, quite bluntly, “How Evil Is the Left? This Evil.” He notes an additional reason to distribute this video as widely as possible.

Some of the victims of the liberals’ violence are interested in suing the parties responsible, potentially including organizers of the violence and public officials who may have been implicated. If you recognize any of the criminals shown in the video, please send information to

Any help my readers can provide in this effort would be an important step in re-establishing the rule of law and free speech in the United States.

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  • Shaun Karry

    It’s remarkable just how much hatred and energy this mob managed to throw at their neighbors and fellow Minnesotans. I live just outside of the Twin Cities and am downright ashamed that this was even allowed to happen. In one clip, a man was walking with a woman just trying to leave the rally, when suddenly she is sucker punched and taunted relentlessly. Totally agree with the creator of the video. This is disgusting and if anyone recognizes any of these thugs they should immediately contact the police (doubtful that any action would be taken given the current political mindset in Minneapolis).

  • Phill O

    The restraint by the Trump supporters is what makes America great.

    The left is using tactics out of the Ayers-Obama playbook.

    Absolutely disgusting!

    The world needs to see because this is what other nations are or will face if they stand up to the leftists.

  • Shaun Karry

    Phill O – I couldn’t agree more. The restraint shown by Trump supporters stands in stark contrast to these so called protestestors. I couldn’t image leaving a rally with my wife, walk to the car, and witness my wife being sucker punched in the face by some jack booted thug calling us “Nazis”. This is America and I’m no Nazzi. I don’t support everything Trump does or says but he’s doing what needs to be done to keep the USA from becoming a backwater like Venesuela. The hate from the left (simply because they’re left and he represents the right) is unbelievably sad.

  • commodude

    The lefts tactics are those of the brownshirts, yet they call others Nazis?

    Projection is the mental illness of the radical left.

  • wodun

    Restraint wont last forever and it is long past time for our media to cover this stuff. The media doesn’t cover it and passive consumers of media don’t know what is going on. Many Democrats don’t even know what is going on.

    The organized violence against non-Democrats is something we haven’t seen in a while but it isn’t exactly new. How these Democrats act isn’t new either. Every one of their protests are like this, and this is why the media only interviews spokespeople and keeps the shots that show the crowd rather than live reporting from inside the crowds and giving us clear audio of what is said and clear video of their signs.

    People knock Trump for his pugilistic style but he is far far more civil than the Democrats have ever been.

  • wayne

    “Mad World”
    Zoe Does Life
    [adult content]

    “I find it kinda funny; It makes me kinda glad
    That Pepe gets them cryin’; cartoons make the commies mad.
    I find it hard to tell them….apart from trolls and poes.
    These larpers think in circles living in their little dreamworld….”

  • wayne

    George Carlin
    “soft language”
    [excerpted; Doin’ it Again- 1990]

  • Kevin R.

    The Left is actively working to replace law and order with a political police state.

  • Paula Cooper

    Paula C.
    I’m 93 years old. So these millennials are what my generation and the next couple of generations worked to build this country for? BS

  • Phill O

    Kevin R. “The Left is actively working to replace law and order with a political police state.”

    Absolutely. They get people thinking they will be part of the ruling party, but the end is what Stalin termed “Useful Idiots”

  • Edward_2

    “F” the Left.

  • Edward_2: This comment essentially breaks my obscenity rules. You are clearly referring to a four letter word, and are using it to attack others (the same way they attack us).

    I do not want such childishness on Behind the Black. And you have been around long enough to know this. You are suspended for a week. You will be welcome to comment afterward, but people must understand that I am very serious about these rules. The left is behaving in quite offensive, childish, and evil ways, but that doesn’t give us justification for copying them.

  • Edward_2:

    I have ended your one week suspension on Behind the Black. You are welcome to comment again, as long as you keep it clean.

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