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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Corzine fined $5 million for stealing $1 billion

Slap on the wrist: Jon Corzine, former Democratic governor and Senator for New Jersey, has been fined $5 million for his part in misusing and losing $1 billion of privately owned customer funds and eventually causing the bankruptcy of MF Global.

What Corzine did was the equivalent of a banker illegally taking your savings from the bank to invest in risky stocks, without telling you, and then losing that money when the investments went sour. The banker would go to jail for doing that. Corzine however was a major player in the Democratic Party. Not only was he a governor and senator, he raised funds for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Thus, he must be blameless and pure, and must not be punished for things that were clearly forced upon him by the evil Reagan-Bush administrations. This fine is only occurring because of civil action, not because he was prosecuted for his crimes, something that the Obama administration refused to do.


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  • Matt in AZ

    I wonder if he’ll get a pardon in a few weeks.

  • Matt in AZ

    Oops, I just realized pardons won’t affect civil liabilities.

  • Cotour

    Corzine, an argument against Wall Street Masters Of The Universe in government. An example of why Trump must ride rough shod over them all and be ready to fire anyone who deviates too far from the proscribed agenda , that’s the only way he / we will “win”. I have to believe that he understands that very well.

    Never liked Corzine, always knew he was a weasel, bought / bribed his way into government from the start, belongs in jail right next to Bernie Madoff. A useless and self interested waste of human DNA.

  • Chris R

    Corzine was a speaker at a New Jersey university (Fairleigh Dickenson) in 2015. He was greeted with a full applause, and received zero questions about MF Global.

    Poor kids.

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