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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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Musk confirms he has left California for Texas

SpaceX founder Elon Musk today confirmed that he is selling his homes in California and is moving permanently to Texas.

Musk did not reveal whereabouts in the Lone Star State he has moved to. It’s also unclear whether he will purchase any property there, given that he stated earlier this year that he wants to rid himself of possessions and is only interesting in renting.

Over the summer, the Musk Foundation officially consolidated its headquarters in Austin – a city that also houses a Tesla assembly plant. However, Musk is also known to spend time in Boca Chica, on the southeast coast of the state, where there is a SpaceX facility.

For the time being, both Tesla and SpaceX remain headquartered in California. It is unclear whether Musk will officially move both businesses to Texas at a later date.

I expect that both Tesla and SpaceX in California will soon be leaving as well. Musk is shrewd however. He has been shifting both slowly from California in the past two years as he has found it increasingly impossible to deal with government officials there. Witness Starship for example. Two years ago it was to be built in the Port of Los Angeles. Now, with little fanfare all operations have moved to Texas.

Musk will leave slowly, so as to not stir a political hornet’s nest among the fascist legislators of California. They consider everything everyone owns as belonging really to them, and will not take kindly to any attempt of Musk to escape.

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7 comments

  • The problem with the ‘Worker’s Paradise’, is that you only have workers. You have to have an energy differential to do work. If ‘everyone is the same’, there is no capacity for work.

  • Diane Wilson

    Raptors are still being built in California.

  • Ray Van Dune

    As are Falcon 9s, and thus probably Merlins, at Hawthorne.

  • Brian

    Ray and Diane, the point is that Spacex and Tesla are going to probably slowly move operations out of California. There are rumors there kinda shocking. don’t know how much stock to put into it, that Disney is considering shutting down Disneyland permanently, hasn’t been open since march, a lot of bad blood between Disney and governor Newsome. Disneyland is tiny compared to Disney World and makes way more money.

  • wayne

    “Elon Musk on Tesla, SpaceX and Why He Left Silicon Valley”
    WSJ video
    12/9/2020
    https://youtu.be/V1nQFotzQMQ
    26:47

  • jburn

    Can you imagine the reaction of California governmental authorities to the SN8 test? Which was a successful launch but with a hard landing. They would likely shut it all down and the ground and facilities would be swarming with snarky bureaucrats. How can Elon possibly proceed without the guidance of the wise and enlightened clerics anointed by Saint Newsom.

  • wayne

    Oracle’s leaving California for Texas
    12-11-20
    https://youtu.be/eeKwItwfaKQ
    5:43

    (Moving Corporate headquarters to Austin.)

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