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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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Today’s blacklisted American: A blogger about babies

They’re coming for you next: A neonatal nurse named Cara Dumaplin, who for years has run very successful website called Taking Care of Babies, is now considered a “racist” and “hater” because she and her husband committed the unforgivable act of donating to the campaign of Donald Trump.

MamaBirdLosAngeles drew attention to Dumaplin’s political donations on Instagram, setting off a flurry of denunciations.

MamaBird identified herself as “part of the #babypeople who are actively using our platforms to speak out about hate, and give you the information you need to not only raise your babies, but to raise them anti-racist. So with that, I recommend y’all consider unfollowing and stop giving your support and $$$ to @TakingCaraBabies, who along with her husband, has been actively donating to Trump and his campaign.”

“We need to out these people, especially because they are profiting off of photos of BIPOC [black, indigenous, people of color] families,” MamaBird added. “I encourage you to share this far and wide!”

This bigot, who automatically assumes, based on no evidence, that Trump is a racist and then slanders anyone with the same lie should they have supported him, is bad enough. She wants to boycott and blacklist anyone who dared back an opponent of the Democrats. You won’t get much freedom of expression under any society that she runs.

What is worse however are the knee-jerk responses from long time fans of Taking Care of Babies, moving quickly to ostracize and destroy this very non-political website. For some reason, crazy and ugly accusations like this must now be accepted with no skepticism or challenge.

Many Instagram accounts moved to blacklist Dumaplin for her political views, assuming that if she supported Trump she must be a hateful racist (even though millions of black and Hispanic Americans voted for Trump). “We as a brand do not stand by these donations and have unfollowed and sent a personal note” to Dumaplin, the Instagram account BigLittleFeelings, which has 1.2 million followers, announced. “If you see something in your feed that is misaligned with your values, create your feed with what you feel is best. For us that meant unfollowing.”

BigLittleFeelings went on to say that the brand dreams of “a world where our next generation, our kids and your kids no matter the color of their skin, their abilities or where they came from, are treated equally. … Empathy, inclusivity, always always.”

Heh. BigLittleFeelings doesn’t appear very empathetic to me, willing so quickly with no evidence to destroy someone. And they are also only one example of the new blacklist mob coming after the Dumaplins. The article at the link gives more.

Hopefully the Dumaplin’s will survive this hate campaign. I am not optimistic. Our modern leftist close-minded culture teaches that no one should be exposed to opinions which they find uncomfortable. Everyone must have a safe space! And if any ordinary American should dare challenge that bubble, they must be destroyed and silenced, now! Freedom of speech is now evil, and most always be squelched!

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14 comments

  • Kevin R.

    The peaceful transfer of power works both ways. But the Left actually has no interest in peace and domestic tranquility. Just the opposite.

  • Roland

    Preferring “Logic and Common Sense” over idiocy,
    I’m vehemently oppose the ridiculous nature of the modern “We-Think”, cancel culture. (Circa 2021)
    Sheep following sheep off a cliff will eventually solve the problem, then we start from scratch (again).

  • Ian C.

    Usually I’d say a word or two about fighting back and building support networks, but I fear Conservatives rather prefer to “play by the rules” (other people made for them and break against them) and “be polite” (don’t reciprocate).

    Instead, after we’ve learned about racism in the baby blogosphere, I will offer an insight into equally terrible racism in the knitting community from 2019 (archived “The Spectator” article, you can click it w/o harm). Similar mechanisms, a bit more detailed even. This time the victims are “from the other side.” They will always come for you.

    “Cast off: how knitters turned nasty”
    https://archive.is/PNvca

  • James Street

    The Office of Donald J. Trump
    – January 25, 2021 –
    Statement from the Office of the Former President

    Palm Beach County, Florida – Today, the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, formally opened the Office of the Former President.

    The office will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism.

    President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EsnlfEtXEAI6cMR?format=jpg&name=large

  • The peaceful transfer of power works both ways. But the Left actually has no interest in peace and domestic tranquility. Just the opposite.

    Without respect for life and individual liberty – to the degree that they are prioritized over anything else that the culture deems to be a “common good” – there can be no unity.

    Only dominance, and submission.

    That is why the Left has no interest in those attributes – they prioritize their definitions of the “common good” over respect for our rights, in the self-righteous hubris of fundamentalist faith in the gods in their mirrors.

  • Phill O

    We were hunting down the grave site of my Great Grandfather on my dad’s side in the Deming NM Mountainview cemetery yesterday and had the pleasure of being guided by Jesus. Quite a likable person and one who is a strong Trump supporter because of his support for the American constitution. Having been the son of a legal Mexican immigrant, he supports the legal immigration (as does Trump) and does not appreciate those who “cut the lines”.

    It was so refreshing to hear this coming from one of Hispanic decent, who also is a proud American. You can imagine the opposition he faces from his fellow city employees.

    We did find my great grandfather’s grave.

  • Cloudbuster

    Empathy, inclusivity, always always.

    Thry have to empathize with you by unpersoning you and they have to include you by blacklisting you. It is all so clear.

  • GWB

    She wants to boycott and blacklist anyone who dared back an opponent of the Democrats.
    She wants to drive out the heretics. Progressivism is a religion. It is all about making a pure society, a heaven on earth.
    We need to point that out on a regular basis.

    BigLittleFeelings
    Awwww, it’s about their feelings……….

  • GWB

    James Street

    President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People.
    Honestly, while a champion can be nice, I don’t need nor want a savior. I have one of those, and He isn’t on Twitter. What we need are the people to reinvigorate and become zealous, jealous advocates and guardians of their Natural Rights and the Constitution.

  • GWB

    Jester Naybor

    the self-righteous hubris of fundamentalist faith in the gods in their mirrors.
    You nailed it.

  • wayne

    …thus, i speak to you in a parable….

    “The Tarantulas”
    Jordan Peterson / Friedrich Nietzsche / Akira the Don
    https://youtu.be/7zIkUkRLJAM?t=87
    7:59

    “When they call themselves the Good and the Just, do not forget that they would be Pharisees… if only they had – power!”

  • Vincent

    Have you considered a tag system? In a year from now, when someone argues to me that blacklisting is exaggerated, it would be nice to be able to link them 365 examples at once.

  • Vincent: All these posts will have a tag “blacklists”. Also all will include in the title the two words “Today’s” and “blacklisted” To find a full list, all you really will need to do is do a search on Behind the Black for “Today’s blacklisted”. That search not only gets the posts listing the Americans blacklisted, it includes the earlier posts listing the conservatives blacklisted.

  • Mitch S.

    “BigLittleFeelings went on to say that the brand dreams of “a world where our next generation, our kids and your kids no matter the color of their skin, their abilities or where they came from, are treated equally. … Empathy, inclusivity, always always.”

    Ha!
    BigLittleFeelings just outed themselves as racist.
    By today’s “anti-racist” doctrine (as taught to my kid along with many thousand other middle schoolers when they did a reading of the book “Stamped” this year) teaches that the concept “no matter the color of their skin, their abilities or where they came from, are treated equally”, the old MLK idea, is not “anti-racist”, it is “assimilationist”.

    So what is “anti-racism”?
    Consider racism is defined as white people mistreating people of color.
    Only white people can be racist.
    “White privilege” means all white people are always racist not matter what they consciously intend.
    So “anti-racist” = anti-white.

    So “BigLittleFeelings” is racist and should be cancelled along with Dumaplin.

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