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January 28, 2022 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

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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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2 comments

  • wayne

    “Rabbit Seasoning” (1952)
    [pronoun trouble]
    https://youtu.be/6e1hZGDaqIw
    2:04

  • BtB’s Original Mark

    Wayne – With Bugs Bunny I expected a good non-postmodern laugh.

    But noooo! I’m sucked back into the variation of the Simulation which includes 543 pronouns.

    Thanks Wayne for wrecking my morning coffee buzz while looking out at frozen sheets of pristine snow covered farmland.

    I guess I’ll return to listening to that PKD novel you previously linked to. Like PKD, I will accept the experience of radical instability in the boundaries that define me and my corner of this awesome frozen world.

    And now that I’m back in the Simulation, I can genuinely say I take offense at this heteronormative Bugs Bunny video. And please don’t reply with the lame excuse that it’s an animation from 1952.

    And Wayne, don’t take my WOKE criticism personally. I, myself, like every good citizen now participate in regular confessions regarding our Non-Woke thought crimes (or misdemeanors). I recently confessed that I am intimidated by the sheer size of the spectrum of gender identities. The PC police will probably jump on me for this, but this whole choose/name your pronouns thing is becoming too much for me to handle. In my defense, I’ve been given dispensation since I suffer from face blindness which falls under the Americans with Disability Act. For the record, I have nothing against those who want to change their gender. More power to them. However unfair issues arise when people around me who are genetically XX or XY change their pronouns on a whim. These ‘thems’ then expect everyone to cater to their choices. I’m sorry, but no, with my face blindness condition I cannot see the new gender cues that apparently the rest of society can.

    But the biggest problem is this whole them/theirs thing. These are plural pronouns. The problem is simply one of confusion. Using plural pronouns for singular persons is confusing, and irritating when reading or listening. Are they talking about one person, or more than one? Sometimes, who knows!
    Now, let me be clear, I’m 100% against bigotry in any form whatsoever, period. I’m suggesting that we simply come up with a new word/pronoun for those who don’t want to use he/she. I honestly don’t see the big deal about coming up with a new word. But, even then, trying to force choosing/naming one’s pronouns all the time is not something I can mentally deal with. No offense to anyone, but just no. This dog is too disabled for those new tricks

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