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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Google fires conservative for complaining about company’s leftwing bias

Reason 1,323,563 why I don’t use Google: Google has apparently fired a conservative employee, Mike Wacker, for complaining publicly about company’s leftwing bias, including what that employee called “outrage mobs and witch hunts.”

[Wacker] goes on to explain how leftists at Google weaponize HR complaints in order to shut down opposing viewpoints, chronicling a number of right-leaning statements or comments that were formally reported, prompting action. This included one employee’s defense of author Jordan Peterson’s opposition to government enforcement of pronoun-related language, and another’s criticism of the Women’s March over its anti-Semitism problem and lack of inclusivity toward pro-life women.

Meanwhile, Wacker writes, left-wing employees routinely engage in hateful, incendiary and bullying language with impunity (click through for several examples). Google’s Human Resources department has “completely abandoned any pretense of enforcing any sort of objective and impartial standard,” he warns. Wacker says that as a high-profile Republican at the company, he was a frequent target of HR harassment via frivolous complaints, resulting in formal admonitions, and even an offer of a severance package as an incentive to leave Google.

And now he has been fired.

This follows Youtube’s action, a subsidiary of Google, to block conservative Steven Crowder from making any money on his youtube videos.

As I’ve said before, they’re coming for you next, and that time is not far away.

I should note again that it looks like they are already coming for me, based on the strange ebb and flow of hits my website gets from Facebook. Every time my Facebook traffic starts to grow significantly, indicating increasing interest in my site among Facebook users, the hits suddenly drop to zero, as if someone had noticed and decided to block that interest. This has happened several times, and never in conjunction with any specific post. And the only reason I can come up with is that someone at Facebook did not like the conservative-leaning posts I sometimes put up here, and decided to prevent others from reading them.

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14 comments

  • Phill O

    What alternative is there for U-Tube? I like firefox.

  • Cotour

    In America today up is down, black is white and good is bad.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/tsa-allowing-illegal-migrants-to-fly-without-proper-documents

    We Americans are now irrelevant and we serve all who want to come and take what we once had. Let the 2020 presidential and associate elections proceed so we Americans can see whether We The People can force Congress to do what must be done to stop this insanity!

    If you choose to fly you will be patted down or worse, but not anyone who comes here illegally and who we know nothing about, they fly for free and unmolested.

  • Phill O

    This is not just a problem in the good old USA, but it is worldwide. And people are voting back!

  • Javelin

    Bit Chute is one alternative:
    bitchute.com

    Caveat emptor– there’s some zany stuff on there. One has to take the bad with the good.

  • George

    I read your page because of the John Batchelor Show, not Facebook or Google. Keep up the good work, and I’ll keep reading.
    Thank you.

  • wodun

    Is there a Behind the Black fan page or does the traffic come from shares?

    OT: I set up a small monthly donation through Brave rewards even though BTB is not currently participating. I’m not sure how it works for content producers but I get a couple bucks a month for viewing ads and I distribute it among several different sites.

  • wodun: I am unaware of a Behind the Black fan page. Nor do I participate in Brave rewards, and in fact do not know what it is. However, from your description it probably will not work here, as I do not put advertisements on BtB.

    My web income comes solely from donations or subscriptions or book sales. My readership, which I think is relatively small, has been amazingly generous, for which I am endlessly grateful. To increase that income my readership must grow, and having Facebook and the other big internet companies hostile to what I write is definitely a hindrance.

    As for traffic, my server company provides a standard logging system that shows me the hits and unique visitors per day, as well as which websites bring the most traffic to the site. It is this system that has revealed the strange behavior of the Facebook traffic.

  • Jimbo

    The employee fired at google made PUBLIC remarks criticizing his employer. This is not in any way similar to the James Damore “Google Memo” incident, which was communication internal to Google.

    This employee was not authorized to speak for Google, and publicly criticizing who you work for will get you fired.

    I work for a major manufacturer and if one my employees goes online spouting about how terrible the company is then they will likely be fired.

    Google has a significant ideological problem, but this firing is standard business.

  • pzatchok

    Robert,

    Since for the most part your site is a conservative sight have you ever considered ‘out linking’ to other similar sites?

    Look at the Brietbart website. The bottom is populated with links to other similar sites.

    Doing this gets around not being the top searched for site on Google and gets around the youtube blackouts. to an extent.

    You could have two link groups, one space and one political. Just send off an email politely requesting any site you link to links back.
    It has a chance to bring in more hits.

  • pzatchok: It has been my experience that sites like Breitbart don’t put links up nonchalantly, just as an exchange. I could be wrong. I will research.

  • wayne

    “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”
    – Tyrion Lannister (George R.R.Martin)

    “First They Came for Paul Joseph Watson and I Did Not Speak Out”
    The SAAD Truth #899 May 4, 2019
    Gad Saad
    (excerpt)
    https://youtu.be/9g7SmDaEejI
    4:26

  • wayne

    Jimbo–
    Holy cow– your company fires people for speaking their mind? How many Unemployment-Insurance Cases, does your company lose?
    [Only fire people for mundane reasons like being late or absenteeism, (or using their phone on work time, but only if you have a Policy in place) never for “political” reasons, (or drug abuse, cuz’ you have to pay for rehab first.)

  • Mark

    I recently learned that the Governor of California is attempting to make the first 2 years of community college absolutely free for all inclusive of illegal immigrants. Of course, by free, he means we (taxpayers) cough up the cash. I already pay 32% federal and 12% state. That, along with all the sales, gas and the other taxes and fees is putting around 50% of my normal working man’s paycheck back in government hands. Is there a way we the people can stop this garbage? Can we sue the state? Any ideas… Anybody? I only ask this on this thread in the hope that a few like minded people see it..

  • Mark

    On the actual subject: I read some Marxist theory lately and believe it or not, it explains Google and their moves exactly. I will not burden you guys with the actual quotes (very long winded) but it is all a very pointed attack on ANY self sustaining value or value system. In order for Google to dictate our thoughts and therefore our actions, they (and by “they” I mean the leftist movement) must first remove any personal views or morality. As long as we keep asking ourselves what we should be doing, Google and those like them can not substitute their biased value system.

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