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.


Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.

Steny Hoyer, #2 Democrat in the House, admitted today that Democrats knew that Obamacare would cause the cancellation of millions of health plans.

Steny Hoyer, #2 Democrat in the House, admitted today that Democrats knew that Obamacare would cause the cancellation of millions of health plans.

The Democrats really think Americans are stupid. This is how Hoyer tried to explain away Obama’s often-repeated lie that “if you like your plan you get to keep it”:

Asked by another reporter how repeated statements by Obama to the contrary weren’t “misleading,” Hoyer said “I don’t think the message was wrong. I think the message was accurate. It was not precise enough…[it] should have been caveated with – ‘assuming you have a policy that in fact does do what the bill is designed to do.’”


Please consider donating to Behind the Black, by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar below. Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.

Your support is even more essential to me because I keep this site free from advertisements and do not participate in corrupt social media companies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook. I depend wholly on the direct support of my readers.

You can provide that support to Behind The Black with a contribution via Patreon or PayPal. To use Patreon, go to my website there and pick one of five monthly subscription amounts, or by making a one-time donation. For PayPal click one of the following buttons:


Or with a subscription with regular donations from your Paypal or credit card account:


If Patreon or Paypal don't work for you, you can support Behind The Black directly by sending your donation by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman, to

Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652


  • ted

    Where have we heard this before?

    “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”

  • wodun

    The argument being pushed that the policies cancelled were terrible or that health insurance companies had some nefarious reason for selling them is crap. Whenever I see a Democrat on TV saying these things, it makes me angry. They don’t know anything about the policies that were cancelled.

    A policy would be cancelled if it didn’t offer maternity coverage for a male or dental for kids who don’t have kids.

  • Publius 2

    My respect for George Orwell’s prescience grows every day.

  • Cotour

    THOMAS SOWELL, the anti Obama.

    How is it that two men can come to such different conclusions about life and the individuals potential in America?

    I salute you Dr. Sowell.

  • Edward

    “How is it that two men can come to such different conclusions about life and the individuals potential in America?”

    Upbringing, just as Sowell suggests.

    Some people were brought up to be leaders. Others were not.

    Sowell was.

  • So, for five years the supposed smartest President ever and World’s Greatest Orator wasn’t precise enough? The fact that mainstream media doesn’t call ‘bullshit’ even now shows that their investment in Obama is beyond ‘fanatic’ and is surpassing ‘delusional’.

  • What scares me most is that the refusal to see Obama for what he is is not simply confined to the mainstream media. Those media types only represent a larger population group, all of whom remain blindly allied with the Democratic Party. With such blind loyalty very bad things can happen, evil acts committed by the leadership of that party because they know they can practically get away with anything.

  • “hey know they can practically get away with anything.”

    They are.

  • I’ve been reading Dr. Sowell for years. He was influential in my interest in the study of economics. Dr. Sowell, is, quite simply, The Man.

Readers: the rules for commenting!


No registration is required. I welcome all opinions, even those that strongly criticize my commentary.


However, name-calling and obscenities will not be tolerated. First time offenders who are new to the site will be warned. Second time offenders or first time offenders who have been here awhile will be suspended for a week. After that, I will ban you. Period.


Note also that first time commenters as well as any comment with more than one link will be placed in moderation for my approval. Be patient, I will get to it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *