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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On the radio

I will be doing a quickly scheduled appearance with Robert Pratt at 5 pm (Central) today on his Pratt on Texas radio network, airing across the Lone Star State. You can listen live here or from an affiliate station available here.

The interview is scheduled for 30 minutes, but it could go longer. The subject will be the muzzle of oppression that so many Americans are now willing to put on their faces.


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  • Robert Pratt

    Thanks Bob, as always it was a pleasure to have you on.

  • Robert Pratt: And as always, it was a pleasure to visit with you. If a podcast of today’s show becomes available, please let me know and I will post a link to it here.

  • mkent

    The subject will be the muzzle of oppression that so many Americans are now willing to put on their faces.

    Wow! On the day that America sets a new single-day death record for Covid-19, you go on the radio to denounce one of the simplest ways for Americans to reduce the spread of this disease. What timing!

    How many bodies have to pile up before you admit you are wrong?

  • janyuary

    Mkent, I marvel at how all around me these people are supposedly dying in record numbers, which necessarily means that three times as many people must be getting very very sick and surviving …. I marvel at how I personally know ZERO who’ve been killed or e even made ill beyond mild flu.

    Mkent, I remember the first real pandemic I ever experienced, when I was 11 years old. I knew lots of people, all ages, who got sick, and that continued over flu seasons of the next 50 years. I have lived in very heavily populated port towns so we were the first to get “new” viruses and the regional industry (fishing) was very very high risk, so the “risk” of getting this season’s flu was laughable in context.

    Now you can write it off as “empirical” evidence that’s worthless and go on believing purely on what doctors and politicians tell you (those are the ones telling you that all these people are dying) as opposed to what your eyes, math skills, and personal experience tell you.

    Easily gulled, inexperienced people are free to believe what they want but they are dangerously wrong in trying to force their beliefs on “non believers” or “deniers” of whatever term bullies choose. Be responsible for your own health, fear, and beliefs and STOP trying to force others to conform to your beliefs.

    Live and let live, mkent.

  • Edward

    If those masks work, then why didn’t they work over the summer? And why aren’t they working now? If masks worked, then Wuhan would have virtually disappeared over the summer, like every flu does. Instead, the empirical evidence is that they are worse than useless and cause more spread.

    We are supposedly wearing all these masks in order to save just one life. What will that life finally be saved so that we can stop all these deadly reactions to this not-as-deadly-as-the-reactions flu?

    How many more bodies have to pile up before you admit you are wrong?

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