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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: College volley ball player blackballed for her opinions

The Bill of Rights cancelled at Amazon
Doesn’t exist at the University of Oklahoma.

They’re coming for you next: A college volley ball player at the University of Oklahoma, Kylee McLaughlin, was blackballed from her team because she refused to endorse the agenda of Black Lives Matter and voiced her own conservatives opinions during a team discussion after viewing a left-wing political film about American prisons.

When she also expressed some of her conservative opinions on social media, her coach demanded she delete the post immediately and call all the team’s coaches and players to apologize.

The legal document says: ‘Although (McLaughlin) supports equality, social justice, and finds racism despicable, she disagreed with the WOKE culture and critical race theory advocated and practiced by two of her coaches who are the Defendants in this action.’

She said coaches and administrators later told her she did not fit in with the culture and gave her three options to continue at the university without playing time. She was given the choice of transferring, continuing on scholarship as a non athletic student or taking a redshirt year, keeping her scholarship and practice separately from the rest of the team. During the redshirt year, she was made to carry out more than 10 hours of online diversity and inclusion training, she said.

She didn’t say anything racist, she merely disagreed with the leftist agenda of the movie they saw. But since “one black teammate” was offended and determined without challenge that she was racist, the coaches decided they had to blackball her.

The good news? She quickly transferred to another school, while instituting a $375,000 lawsuit against the University of Oklahoma and its volley-ball coaches.

The former Sooners All-Big 12 player, who has since transferred to the University of Mississippi for her final year, is suing OU, coach Lindsey Gray-Walton and assistant coach Kyle Walton for $75,000 each over five complaints.

I hope she wins big, and bankrupts these intolerant Stalinist coaches.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma state legislators and private donors should be taking a close look at this publicly funded school. Maybe that public funding and any private donations should disappear for a few years, if not forever. This school apparently does not believe in the first amendment and due process.

Oklahoma citizens should in turn have second thoughts about attending such a school. Why go there if you know you will not be allowed to speak freely, as all Americans have the right to do?

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14 comments

  • Skunk Bucket

    It’s sad that people have to resort to getting lawyers and courts involved, but it seems to be the only thing that can get these bigoted Karens to back off. I hope Miss McLaughlin makes them squeal like little piggies.

  • wayne

    Kelthuz
    “Start up the Rotors”
    Czas Zaorać Socjalizm (2017)
    https://youtu.be/SxrkkmEe80I
    2:47

  • Edward_2

    Don’t let the Fascist Left control your language…

    Say it Loud,
    Say it Proud,

    ALL LIVES MATTER!

  • Daniel

    This is not the way to go,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxrkkmEe80I
    Sorry, but this is wrong.

  • KJO

    Whatever happened to the ACLU? I can remember when they backed a NAZI right to march in heavily Jewish Skokie, Illinois. Free speech and the right to believe what you wanted is a cornerstone of American democracy. The ACLU appears to have turned their backs on significant parts of the Bill of Rights. Is American classical liberalism dead?

  • alanstorm

    “She said coaches and administrators later told her she did not fit in with the culture…”

    Therefore, these same coaches and administrators would be perfectly OK if a mainly-straight company fired a so-called “trans” employee because he/she/it “did not fit in with the culture”?

    No prizes for the correct answer.

  • wayne

    BBC News
    Execution of Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu,
    Christmas Day 1989
    https://youtu.be/I3BtFSu_Hc4?t=39
    5:00

  • Edward

    Robert wrote: “She didn’t say anything racist, she merely disagreed with the leftist agenda of the movie they saw. But since ‘one black teammate’ was offended and determined without challenge that she was racist, the coaches decided they had to blackball her.

    Wait, wait, wait. Wasn’t Kylee offended by the left-wing political film she was required to watch? Wasn’t her reaction merely the result of her having been triggered by this film? What happened to her right to a “safe” learning environment? Why do her political beliefs have to align with her coaches and teammates, and why should hers have to change rather than theirs?

  • Edward

    Robert wrote: “She didn’t say anything racist, she merely disagreed with the leftist agenda of the movie they saw. But since ‘one black teammate’ was offended and determined without challenge that she was racist, the coaches decided they had to blackball her.

    Wait, wait, wait. Wasn’t Kylee offended by the left-wing political film she was required to watch? Why wasn’t the teammate the racist? Wasn’t her reaction merely the result of her having been triggered by this film? What happened to her right to a “safe” learning environment? Why do her political beliefs have to align with her coaches and teammates, and why should hers have to change rather than theirs?

    It all seems so … so one sided. Is this a case of a majority oppressing a minority?

  • tomtcos

    On one hand, really happy to see organizations like this get hit with financial penalties.

    On another…not a fan of giving more money to lawyers.

  • And on the gripping hand, lawyers and money are better than guns.

  • Dick Eagleson

    Daniel,

    It worked in Chile.

  • Stevie

    Let’s see. So she was offended by having to learn something new about a culture she is clearly ignorant about from a perspective that differs from hers. She said offensive things. So she is basically saying that she shouldn’t have to hear or see things from other perspectives and if people are offended by her voicing her opinions, too bad? If I’m learning about obesity and its causes at university in a class with overweight people and decide to tell them that I think people are fat because they eat too much McDonald’s and then am removed from that class for being offensive and not even trying to learn something new, can I sue the university for not letting me speak my mind? I don’t hate fat people, I just wanted to say what I thought about them, so it’s fine. It’s just my opinion. If I called that young woman a horse-faced, thin-lipped, frail and barren-looking bag of bones who looks like she will probably go on to call the cops on a black person for walking too close to her, is that okay? Because all white people who look like her do those things, in my opinion. Or would that somehow be different than what she did? Can I sue anyone who tells me that what I said is wrong and they don’t want me to be a part of their organization because of my offensive stances? Or is that different? I mean I am totally fine with horsey looking white women. I just think they’re all [deleted]. But that doesn’t mean they should feel weird about having me around. We can all just respect each others’ right to free speech.

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