Scroll down to read this post.


On February 5, 2023 I will celebrate my 70th birthday. Yay! As I do every year during this birthday month, I run a campaign to raise money to support my work here at Behind The Black. I do not run ads. My only support comes from my readers, which leaves me utterly free to speak my mind openly about space, culture, and politics. Please consider supporting me in this work by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, in any one of the following ways:


1. Zelle: This is the only internet method that charges no fees. All you have to do is use the Zelle link at your internet bank and give my name and email address (zimmerman at nasw dot org). What you donate is what I get.


2. Donate through Gabpay, using my email address zimmerman @ nasw dot org.

3. Patreon: Go to my website there and pick one of five monthly subscription amounts, or by making a one-time donation.

4. A Paypal Donation:

4. A Paypal subscription:

5. Donate by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman and mailed to
Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652

The just released Pew poll which shows Obama with a 10 point lead oversampled Democrats by 19 points.

Here we go again: The just released Pew poll which shows Obama with a 10 point lead oversampled Democrats by 19 points!

This is disgraceful work, and should discredit Pew as a pollster. There is no chance in hell that Democrats are going to outvote Republicans by 19 points come November. They didn’t even do that in 2008, when Obama won handily. For Pew to release a poll with a sampling that badly skewed smacks of incompetence, fraud, political manipulation, or a willingness to deny reality.

Conscious Choice cover

Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!


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.


All editions are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all book vendors, with the ebook priced at $5.99 before discount. The ebook can also be purchased direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit, in which case you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.


Autographed printed copies are also available at discount directly from me (hardback $24.95; paperback $14.95; Shipping cost for either: $5.00). Just email me at zimmerman @ nasw dot org.


  • JGL

    #Barack Obama now has “slave” blood, discovered on his mothers side.

    #Harry Reid makes what seems like libelous claims about Romneys taxes and challenges Romney to prove him wrong.

    (lucky he is doing it on the Senate floor where I believe he is immune from such accusations, someone please check me on that)

    #Obama donates $5k to himself, walks his fans step by step through how to do it on the net. (looks like they are forgetting to make donations)

    # I just read that Pew Research says that Obama has a double digit lead over Romney.

    # And now its revealed the media sque’s its numbers to Obamas favor.

    I say its all weak, juvenile and desperate, an attempt at fullfilling wishful thinking.

  • wodun

    “#Obama donates $5k to himself, walks his fans step by step through how to do it on the net. (looks like they are forgetting to make donations)”

    Obama isn’t having any fundraising problems, he just wants people to think that he does so he looks like an underdog against rich Romney. In total, Obama has out raised and outspent Romney to date. The same is true for Obama supporting super pacs.

  • JGL

    I get your point about what may well be a disinformation campagne but based on the information I gather through the different means

    available the dems, excuse me the socialists, look very juvenile, patronistic and desperate.

    If you could substantiate your conclusion with numbers I might change my mind to a degree.

  • Chris Kirkendall

    If you thought the Quinnipiac poll (Dems +10) was ridiculous, this PEW poll is just laughable ! ! In order for their numbers to reflect any semblence of reality, Dems would have to turn out in much LARGER numbers than they did in ’08, while assuming GOP enthusiasm is way DOWN. Come on, folks – this is nothing more than an attempt to prop up what they know is a sinking campaign.

    BTW – isn’t it ILLEGAL to conduct campaigning & fundraising activites from your Gov’t OFFICE??

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 *