Conscious Choice cover

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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Neil Armstrong’s personal collection up for auction

Neil Armstrong’s collection of space and personal memorabilia is now being put up for auction.

The items up for auction span Armstrong’s life, from his Boy Scout cap to the Wright Flyer fragments. But other items Heritage thinks will generate interest include a small American flag that went to the moon and back with Armstrong, as well as an envelope signed by him, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and their third crewmate, Michael Collins. The envelope was considered “insurance cover” that family members could sell if the astronauts failed to return.

The auction will be held this week, on November 1st and 2nd. It is the first time material from Armstrong has ever been made available for purchase.

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4 comments

  • Lee S

    This makes me kind of sad.. :-(
    Although I guess if The Armstrong family are in need of money, they have every right to sell off some of the legacy of the most famous human that ever walked on two planets…. ( I know…. One was a moon..)
    I just hope they end up in a museum… Where they belong, so they can be enjoyed by the public who adored this remarkable man.

  • eddie willers

    So did the movie sink?

  • wayne

    eddie-

    har– totally forgot about it!

    …through October 29th (18 days); $38 million Domestic, + $37 Foreign.

    https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=firstman.htm

    (Halloween =$128 million Domestic (11 days) at $10 million production budget)

  • Orion314

    Red Dead Redemption II , XBox 1 , PS4 platforms…
    3 days of sales…$750 Million.

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