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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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No fear of COVID in Michigan yesterday

The crowd in Michigan yesterday

The scene after the college game at the University of Michigan yesterday.

It appears our college youth are becoming increasingly tired of the fear-mongering from their so-called leftist “betters,” and are ignoring them.


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  • Phill O

    I watched the World Series and the playoff games. Very few were wearing masks. The left will certainly misinterpret the meaning.

  • wayne

    I went to a different State University, but IIRC the U of Michigan stadium holds 70K people.

  • Col Beausabre

    Only mentally deficient right wingers attend state universities. The “Best and Brightest”, the truly intellectually gifted and morally correct. the future masters and mistresses of the Earth, who will rule by their manifest superiority go to the Ivy League, Stanford, Berkeley, etc

  • Andi

    According to this, U Michigan stadium capacity is well over 100K

  • wayne

    thanks for that correction.
    (har–MSU and U of M, impress me so little, I often have trouble remembering which respective City they are located.)

    Col Beausabre-
    sign me up, I’m deplorable.

  • Col Beausabre

    Col Beausabre-
    sign me up, I’m deplorable.

    As am I, since I went to Penn State, home of Beaver Stadium – capacity 106, 572, making it the second largest in the Western Hemisphere and Fourth Largest in the World. Michigan Stadium seats 107, 601, Dear Leader Stadium in North Korea holds 114,000 (and you had better show up and cheer on game day, comrade) and Narenda Modi Stadium in India has a capacity of 132,000

  • wayne

    Col Beausabre–
    Very cool!

    When my young (Dutch) grand-father stepped off the boat at Ellis Island (on his way to Eerie, Pennsylvania) he couldn’t speak English, 20 years later he graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Civil Engineering.
    (I drive on a stretch of the Interstate highway he helped design, practically every day.)

  • John

    Is that safe like a social justice riot, or a super spreader event like a political rally?

  • wayne

    ‘social justice riot,’
    Good, stuff.

    From what I understand…..(it’s some ‘traditional thing,’ they do)– everyone is allowed to swarm the field after the game.
    Ya’ have to remember– ticketholders are mostly alumni (with a certain minimum income level), who road-trip to see the game, drink, and see their children-students. (not necessarily in that order)

  • “Only mentally deficient right wingers attend state universities . . ”

    Well, dang, Col, the only schools I attended were publicly-funded. I took upper division math classes in lecture halls with life-size pictures of farm animals. Guess I’m just not good enough to make my own life decisions.

    Amused that Penn State has a Beaver Stadium, and an alma mater, Oregon State, is the home of the Beavers.

  • Col … those allegedly Best and Brightest are such dim bulbs that many of them appear to believe that electricity magically oozes out of the wall socket, and that the stuff for their soy lattes magically jumps onto the shelves at $tarbuck$.

    Which renders them vulnerable to us more-ordinary souls who graduated from places like the Missouri University of Science and Technology (aka “MIT for rednecks”) and design/manage vital elements in their power supply-chain … and those who are post-dock students in the School of Hard Knocks and Deadlines whose trucks carry the soy to the soibois.

    Keep it up, soibois, and you’ll have to kluge a generator on your Peloton to charge your iThingies … if we are even around to keep your 5G access to your Twit feed open. Ordinary people can find more friendly – and safer – places to do business than your urban feedlots and their herd-think.

  • Col Beausabre

    “Amused that Penn State has a Beaver Stadium”

    Nothing to do with the creature, but honoring James A Beaver, distinguished lawyer and judge, Army general, governor of the Commonwealth and long time chairman of the board of trustees. He almost single handedly kept the school alive when the legislature wanted to cut off funding and even served as acting presifdent


  • wayne

    Col Beausabre-
    That, is a great factoid!

  • Col Beausabre

    Wayne, Thank you! I might add that he refused promotion to general officer several times to remain with the men he had recruited to his regiment (148th Pennsylvania) and was wounded three times, the last while leading his men while recuperating from the second, resulting in the amputation of one leg. He was medically retired from the Army with the rank of brigadier general as a result. Couple that with a lifetime of public service – truly a modern Cincinnatus

    “We shall not see his like again”

    Jester Naybor – I didn’t come up with “Best and Brightest” on my own, we’ve been here before, when the hubris of our “elite” led to disaster

    “The Best and the Brightest (1972) is an account by journalist David Halberstam of the origins of the Vietnam War published by Random House. The focus of the book is on the foreign policy crafted by academics and intellectuals who were in President John F. Kennedy’s administration, and the consequences of those policies in Vietnam. The title referred to Kennedy’s “whiz kids”—leaders of industry and academia brought into the administration—whom Halberstam characterized as insisting on “brilliant policies that defied common sense” in Vietnam, often against the advice of career U.S. Department of State employees.”

    As an example, Robert McNamara, who sat out World War II in Washington, presided over the Edsell fiasco as president of Ford, which was a perfect reason to put him in charge of the Vietnam War. His emphasis on statistics – “if you can’t measure it and come up with numbers, you can ignore it ” – no matter how well suited to business (it’s part of the “Scientific Management” school of which so many of his generation were enamored), led to the adoption of attrition warfare, the infamous “body count”. Essentially, the US military was fighting the North Vietnamese birth rate – 200,000 men reached military age each year and it couldn’t kill enough of them.

  • Col Beausabre: Don’t forget McNamara’s introduction of “build-in obsolescence” in American cars. All it did was allow the Japanese to steal market share because American cars were suddenly found to be build badly and to fail often.

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