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Midnight repost: “What ever you do, don’t ‘shut up.'”

The tenth anniversary retrospective of Behind the Black continues: Tonight’s midnight repost is actually something not by me, but a video commentary by Andrew Klavan that he broadcast in 2011 and I embedded as a post in January of that year.

Sadly, his words have not become dated in the slightest. If anything, they has become more topical. And as then, I abide by his final words, “Whatever you do, don’t ‘shut up.””

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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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3 comments

  • Max

    If they can force a sitting president to shut up and not campaign, what would dictator Joe Biden do to the little people?
    https://www.redstate.com/jeffc/2020/07/01/desperate-joe-biden-attempting-to-silence-trump-on-facebook/

    Even the appearance of denying another candidate for any person for that matter their constitutional rights should disqualify Biden for any political office. Apparently I was unaware that we are living in a banana republic.

  • sippin_bourbon

    Still timely.

    I am not on twitter.
    Someone who is ought to tweet the link at @therealdonatltrump. Maybe he will re-tweet it and give it a broader viewing. There are people that need to hear this very time proven message.

    Download or make a copy of the video though.
    If it gets to popular, U-tube may push it down the memory hole.

  • Roland

    What a World this is turning out to be.

    All of America’s people, of all walks of life, have always
    contributed achievements that benefited the good of Mankind.

    Shutting Up is not an option.

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