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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: Black Congressman blacklisted by Congressional Black Caucus

Banned for not being black or lefitst enough
Congressman Byron Donalds, banned by the
Democratic Party’s Congressional Black Caucus
for not being the “right kind” of black.

Blacklists are back and the Democrats’ have got ’em! Congressman Byron Donalds (R-Florida) has discovered that simply being black is insufficient to qualify for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Apparently he must also be a Democrat and flaming leftist who supports Marxist causes and the racist agenda of Critical Race Theory.

From the first link:

“Since starting in Congress, our office and the Congressman have engaged with several CBC members expressing his interest in joining, but all we’ve gotten is the cold shoulder,” Donalds’ Communications Director, Harrison Fields, told the Daily Caller. The CBC is denying Donalds entrance, individuals familiar with the caucus’s plans reportedly told Buzzfeed News.

From the second link, this statement from the CBC gives their vague explanation why Donalds has been blackballed:

The Congressional Black Caucus remains committed to fighting for issues that support Black communities, including the police accountability bill, protecting voting rights and a jobs bill that helps our communities. We will work with those who share our values and priorities for the constituents that we serve.

The “police accountability bill” is designed to provide support to the “Defund the Police” movement. And the CBC’s definition of “protecting voting rights” is preventing any true election security so that vote tampering by Democrats can be achieved easily and with little scrutiny. As a Republican Donalds opposes such things, which thus disqualifies him for CBC membership, in their eyes.

The irony here is that the CBC is actually taking a non-racist position. It is and has always been a Democratic Party caucus, first and foremost, while hiding behind its so-called racial make-up. By denying this black man entrance it is finally admitting this fact, and putting aside race as a qualification for admittance and making its political position the real criteria.

Of course, the CBC remains bigoted. If a radical leftist white Congressman or woman wished to join they would blacklist them also. First ideology, then race. That’s all this Democratic Party congressional club cares about. Nor are they different than the Democratic Party controlled Congressional Hispanic Caucus:

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s bylaws exclude non-Democrats. There was a messy fallout in 2017 when the caucus denied membership to former representative Carlos Curbelo of Florida. The same rules are still in play. “Per Congressional Hispanic Caucus bylaws, all Democratic Members of Congress of Hispanic descent are eligible for CHC membership,” according to a CHC spokesperson.

As I say, ideology first, race second, to these leftist bigots.

Moreover, can you imagine their outrage if anyone tried to from a Congressional White Caucus, limited only to white Republicans? No one should, but the reasons why they shouldn’t illustrate why these Democrat racial caucuses are wrong as well.

Finally, though I applaud Donalds’ desire to communicate and work with his opponents, I also think he is wasting his time. The Democrats today have no interest in bi-partisanship. They want total surrender, or else the right to destroy you so that you can’t oppose them. With such people it is usually pointless to negotiate.

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9 comments

  • james edele

    Mr. Zimmerman,
    I listen to you often on John Batchelor’s Podcasts. They are informative and enjoyable, but I really like when you publicize the factual hypocrisy and closed minded behavior of the Democratic Party / Liberal Left.
    It’s not news to me, but I hope other similarly-minded people attracted to your space information will see,
    maybe for the first time, the truth of these issues.
    jim edele

  • commodude

    He’s not the first, nor will he likely be the last.

    Rep. JC Watts from Oklahoma received similar treatment.

  • John

    I think we have to face up to an unpleasant truth. That Congressman Byron Donalds is a racist and may actually be white.

  • Alton

    When JC Watts the Great White Racist applied to the BC, they told him NO, Hades No!
    But said that it was his duty to pay the $12,000 fee for support of the BC every year from his office allowance.
    DIMS in Action……..

  • wayne

    John-
    (excellent wordsmith-ery)
    well, if he’s a racist, he’s definitely white!

    White Like Me
    SNL / Eddie Murphy (1984)
    https://youtu.be/l_LeJfn_qW0
    5:55

  • wayne

    …which reminds me of a clip…
    (i can’t believe this is still up at yt.))

    “Clayton Bigsby, White Supremacist”
    Dave Chapelle
    https://youtu.be/7HcQ87RFN5k
    3:08
    — extreme trigger warning is in effect–

  • Jeff Wright

    In other news, my fellow Alabamian Christopher Sign-who broke the Clinton/tarmac story and authored a book about it-sadly is the new Vince Foster. Weaponized stress a likely culprit.

  • wayne

    Jeff–
    Yes, saw something about that a few days ago.

  • Art Cambigue

    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”Jan 8, 2021

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