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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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Flash from a 2050 news report: Strange forgotten legal document found in Washington ruins

The following news story from 2050 just arrived across my desk, coming from private sources I cannot reveal:

Archeologists, while digging in some ruins in the abandoned city of Washington, DC, today discovered a previously unknown government document, apparently once protected by glass and considered important in ancient times. The document, the title of which was so damaged that only the words “The Bill of” could be read, was mostly burnt and crumpled, with much of the text obscured by spray-paint, spelling out the holy words “No Justice! No Peace!”. A few sentences however were decipherable:

–The right of the people to be secure in their persons, house, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violat–

–No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury–

–nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken–

We all can thank heaven that such a document was not the law of the land, here in the U.S., during the horrible COVID-19 pandemic years past. It might have prevented our heroic governors and wise scientists in Washington from acting to shut down society so that the the disease would not spread, thus protecting us all from its evil power.

We all know that surfing on a beach, buying plant seeds, going to the barber, running a restaurant or a sports bar, buying jewelry, going to school or the library, are all deadly acts that could spread the disease, and anyone who encouraged such behavior had to be arrested immediately, with their worldly goods confiscated. It was the only way we were able to keep us all safe!

Because such rules were not in effect in 2020, our glorious supreme leader, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (blessed be her name), is now able to rule us in peace and prosperity. The schools and libraries are shut, the roads are silent, the skies are empty, no fossil fuels are burnt, and we manage well on our daily rations of corn meal and bread, safely ensconced in our protective cells, away from all others who could hurt us.

Moreover, with the help of the government’s partners Google and Facebook, the internet and social discourse is now peaceful and reasonable, with only correct thoughts allowed. No more are we troubled by those ill-tempered fools with strange opinions that only stirred up trouble and prevented our leaders from ruling properly without limitations.

It is now the best of all possible worlds. Hail the new millennium!

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10 comments

  • John

    With all due respect, this post is pure BS.

    If your source traveled through spacetime that far into time, they could not have relayed that information back. While closed time loops are fun theoretical constructs, they can not exist in nature.

    Let me guess- Your source is another nameless official with knowledge on the matter. What are you, CNN?

    Praise to my wise and powerful governor, rule me, give me my daily ration, save me.

  • John: You have found me out. I am really an agent of CNN, working in the belly of the beast in the Washington bureaucracy, shaping society so that Ocasio-Cortez can take power quickly!

  • Cotour

    Where government goes to die:

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/14/peter-king-coronavirus-pelosi-bill/

    Total surrender to the Left and screw the long term and encourage the irresponsible acts within government in perpetuity.

    King in the end reveals himself as a RINO? Never really liked him but he always sounded like he had some kind of rational foundation. Now he just wants to pander to his constituents as he leaves the scene so he can be some kind of hero?

    To who I ask?

  • Jason Hillyer

    Great post. It makes me wonder, when is Hate Week this year?

  • Bill Dalasio

    “we manage well on our daily rations of corn meal and bread“

    Don’t believe the malicious rumors of a shortage of rations in administrative district 6. They’re just lies spread by anti-social wreckers!

  • dcjuggler

    The daily corn ration has just been increased from 300 grams to 250 grams. All hail Empress AO-C.

  • askeptic

    “ALL HAIL JAY….ALL HAIL JAY…”

  • Lamont Cranston

    I wouldn’t bet on anything like this. There are a lot of trained ex-military in our population with weaponry effective from 2 miles. Sleep well.

  • Edward

    Lamont Cranston wrote: “I wouldn’t bet on anything like this. There are a lot of trained ex-military in our population with weaponry effective from 2 miles. Sleep well.

    Wouldn’t we have had this same comment 15 years ago if someone had suggested, back then, that businesses and states would be shut down in 2020?

  • nomen nescio

    It’s a clever framing device, and a clever story, but where would the rations come from? If everyone’s on house arrest, no one can grow food crops or process them, and I’m pretty sure that by 2050 the Chinese will be unwilling to loan us money to buy grain. Not that this isn’t exactly the sort of plan a brain donor like AOC would come up with. I would not be shocked to learn she believes food magically materializes on supermarket shelves every night at midnight. Farmers? Who dat?

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