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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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Israel & UAE sign deal to work together on space projects

The new colonial movement: This week Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an agreement calling for them to work together on a variety of space projects.

Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a historic deal regarding space missions, Ynet reported on Tuesday, which will include collaborating on the Israeli rocket ship “Beresheet 2” space project bound for the Moon.

As part of the agreement, the two nations will work together on data-based development and research from the Israeli-French satellite Venus, while students from the UAE will work with Israeli students on a new satellite tracking the Moon.

The lack of general excitement over this agreement is truly astonishing. Remember, just a few years ago no Arab nation could dare reveal any partnership or even direct communication with Israel, out of fear of the violent reaction throughout the Islamic world. Now, the UAE can sign a deal where its citizens will work side-by-side with Israelis on several different projects, and the world barely notices.

More than anything, this disinterest signals the importance of the Abraham Accords engineered by the Trump administration. Those agreements, disavowed by the Biden administration, made this partnership possible.

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4 comments

  • Gary

    I’ve been anticipating this and even asked you and David Livingston about something like this during your last appearance his show. Astonishing what can happen when people/countries look forward instead of back.

  • James Street

    UAE’s new vision first came to my attention when their Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan made a speech at the signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House on September 15, 2020. He came across as a brilliant, humble yet strong, optimistic realist. Trump’s and Netanyahu’s speeches were good, but this guy was outstanding.

    Here is an excerpt from his speech:

    “Ladies and gentlemen, we are witnessing today a new trend that will create a better path for the Middle East. This Peace Accord, which is a historic achievement for the United States of America, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates, will continue to have a positive impact, as we believe that its reverberations will be reflected on the entire region.

    Every option other than peace would signify destruction, poverty, and human suffering.

    This new vision, which is beginning to take shape as we meet today for the future of a region full of youthful energy, is not a slogan that we raise for political gain, as everyone looks forward to creating a more stable, prosperous, and secure future. At a time when science is prevailing, the region’s youth are looking forward to taking part in this great humanitarian movement.

    We are pleased that the United Arab Emirates will be part of the momentum towards stability and the growth of human potential, in a new civilized approach that opens wide the doors of opportunity for those who look towards peace, prosperity, and the future.”

    From
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u9wPmNekhY
    10 minutes

  • Edward

    Robert wrote: “Remember, just a few years ago no Arab nation could dare reveal any partnership or even direct communication with Israel, out of fear of the violent reaction throughout the Islamic world.

    I remember a time when The American President, without hope of Nobel Peace Prize, was forming multiple peace treaties between Arab nations and Israel. This isn’t happening, now that we have a new one. It is one of many reasons for exclaiming “let’s go Brandon!”

    One of the peace treaties was between UAE and Israel. It certainly is paying off, and much faster than I had expected.

  • Jeff Wright

    This is the best news of the year. Fund Sea Dragon guys! In other good news, Mobile AL has a massive new mega-freezer plant at MTC Logistics…with a second coming-just the thing for independant ranchers…and not far from our massive stainless plant. In other news-Stucky from Test Gods has joined Blue Origin!

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