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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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How to Become a Member of the new Nobility

How to become a member of the new nobility.

The author warns us that this essay is satire, but sadly, it is all too true. Also, he leaves out one criteria that is essential for any of his categories: A blind partisan loyalty to Democratic Party politics.


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  • joe

    The satire alert was not needed, and you are correct about democrat party affiliations!

  • Pzatchok

    Me and my friends have been talking about this since high school. 25 years or more.

    Its proven and its NOT satire.
    (The essay might be, but the reality is not)

    One is now an academic(and actually knows the Obamas casually)
    Three are local cops.
    One is a lawyer.
    One is a Priest.

    The privileges are there. Real and usable.

    The essay did leave out actors. But they fall into two other categories that make their own category not necessary.
    Only rich actors have power. The local playhouse actors have no more influence than the common people.
    Only well known actors have the power to cross over into the news media and thus are looked on with that old time trust we used to give all reporters.

  • Cotour

    Satire masquerading as reality. The two categories that I focused on were the media talking heads and the exclusion of the military officer. The rest IMO are the standard elite glad handers and wanta be’s

    The media in my mind, which masquerades as journalism, which is actually entertainment and is interpreted as journalism. If I had my choice THAT would be considered THE most dangerous category because people today, who should be more connected and in control of their own government believe that what these purposefully chosen, empty headed people say and do is “truth”. The media has been wisely taken over by the “true believers” (both political and corporate) who are all down with the cause and they control the message of what is now for the most part a propaganda machine.

    How cynical it is to say that, but I talk to people (keep in mind its in NYC) and a good percentage of them are politically just plain stupid and ignorant on the subject of politics, the Constitution and government and most are constantly talking about who’s on dancing with the Stars or some other of the very well written and produced alternate substitute representations of American reality. These are the conversations that I am privy to.

    And as for the military officer no longer being considered for entry into the “elite” class, that may well be part of a purposeful agenda. Who is it that can threaten a powerful politician if things go to SHT due to the politicians actions? A competent, strong and well organized military with firm allegiance to the Constitution and not a cult of personality. Consider all of the high level dismissals lately in all branches of the military. Is this disciplinary or strategic on the part of the administration?

    Where is George Washington when you need him?

  • General (Admiral in the Navy) is O-7, not O-6.

  • Pzatchok

    For the new liberals the military is the place stupid people go to work.

    Common solders are just to stupid to find civilian jobs or they are testosterone driven wanna be hero’s. They tend to become cops after their service is up of course.

    The officers are to poor to pay for their own collage degree and or to stupid to get full scholarships any other way.

    Either way none of them are to be admired, just pitied in that they might have to die for the nation in some stupid war in some far off land for some stupid reason. And no war is ever for a good reason.

    In no way do they trust service personnel to follow the orders of their civilian superiors. Or even the President.
    So they have found a way to make a civilian army that they can make sure follows their orders and not some old fashioned constitution. A group of Armed trained people dedicated to following the rule of law and their civilian overlords orders with none of that pesky patriotism to get in the way.
    They have brought you The Department of Homeland Security. A civilian police force to rival the military.
    Bush created and Obama armed.

  • Edward

    You are correct about the actors, but I would also include all famous entertainers, not just the Hollywood stars. Star athletes also tend to receive special treatment.

    However, the average Democrat/progressive would not be nobility, exactly, but they would (continue to) be allowed to lord over the rest of us peons as though they are slave-owners. They are considered, after all, better than the rest of us, because they are unquestioning true-believers in whatever the politically correct opinion of the day may be.

    I live among them. A way to determine who is which is whether they change their opinion instantly when they are informed of the new PC rule du jour. Democrats and progressives do not want to be seen as “different,” even though the whole movement originated from “question authority.” Now that they are the authority – ruling class – they are no longer willing to question it. At the very least, their attitude is “go along to get along,” which is why the current Republican leadership appears so much like the Democrat/progressive class.

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