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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 gets an apology from Illinois regulators for threatening his medical license for opinions they didn’t like

Today’s blacklist story is actually an update from my blacklist story two days ago about Dr. Jeremy Heinrichs, who because he had publicly expressed strong skepticism about the mask mandates being imposed by his state government in Illinois, had been threatened with the loss of his medical license by state regulators.

It appears those regulators have now quickly apologized for getting caught acting like jack-booted thugs.

“The initial response to your inquiry requested information that the Department does not need,” Dina Martin, an attorney with the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, said in a letter to Henrichs’ legal counsel. The department had originally asked for “a detailed statement on your opinion about masks, and whether you support and will enforce a mask mandate based on your elected position as a school board member.”

“I sincerely apologize for the tone and content of those communications,” Martin said in her August 19 letter, obtained by Just the News.

It also appears that the regulators plan to drop their complaint investigation.

This is how you treat bullies. You don’t back down. You don’t apologize. And you certainly don’t hide in shame out of fear their unjustified attacks will hurt you. No, you fight back hard, and brightly expose them for all to see. Like all bullies they will immediately back off themselves, especially if their attack has no merit (which is almost always the case).

There is no indication however that the regulators who sent those improper initial communications have been punished in any way. I expect not. The Illinois government got caught this time, but has no intention of preventing this from happening in the future. If anything I expect the government has simply asked these employees to lay low for awhile and try the same thing again later, in the hope that others will be more easily intimidated.

To really fix this the voters need to fire everyone in these governments, from the Democratic Party elected officials who control Illinois to the lowest bureaucrat who thinks such behavior can sometimes be justified.

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10 comments

  • John

    Now, apologize like you mean it.

  • Ian C.

    “This is how you treat bullies. You don’t back down. You don’t apologize. And you certainly don’t hide in shame out of fear their unjustified attacks will hurt you. No, you fight back hard, and brightly expose them for all to see. Like all bullies they will immediately back off themselves, especially if their attack has no merit (which is almost always the case).”

    Exactly this. Experienced it myself often enough. Was surprised what (stealth) support I received when I did it (usually emails from people who wouldn’t dare to speak up openly). Was even more surprised how fast the bullies backed down and left the stage, yelling and threatening me and sending their bootlickers to yell at me, but they left, sometimes for good.
    They expect that you roll over like a submissive dog. Instead kick them between their legs — repeatedly (and livestream it (if you’re a bit shameless (I certainly am))).

  • wayne

    While this is a good development, I still think the DEA is busily reviewing his controlled-substance prescribing patterns.

    in other news…

    “Trump-Hating Chemistry Teacher Fired For Ranting….”
    Timcast IRL #355 (Tim Pool) August 19, 2021
    https://youtu.be/U3EWGGm3Vgg
    13:12

  • wayne

    DEA Diversion Control Division
    “COVID 19 Information Page”
    https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/coronavirus.html

    “During this National Emergency the Diversion Control Division is working with our Federal partners including ASPR, FEMA, HHS, FDA, ONDCP, SAMSHA, and members of the White House Task Force; DEA registrants; and representatives of the medical and health-care associations to assure that there is an adequate supply of controlled substances in the United States. The DEA will also work to assure that patients will have access to necessary drug products containing controlled substances.”

    OMG, I am SO relieved the DEA is assuring there are adequate amounts of controlled-substances available during the “emergency,” what could possibly go wrong?
    Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine however, are not controlled-substances, so the supply of those meds are not covered under the DEA, and nobody is concerned that patients will have access to necessary drug products, not containing controlled-substances.

  • Max

    Wayne,
    Here’s the video of the Utah teacher. Her speech patterns is not like someone from Utah which is why she probably speaks down to her students and tells them they’re stupid.
    Arrogant liberal that knows everything and will not entertain a differing opinion.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9908527/Utah-chemistry-teacher-goes-leftist-rant-loses-job-school-reverse-cancel-culture.html

    There are other drugs that are effective for COVID-19 being pulled off the market. Why? To resell for a higher price? Or to keep people from curing Covid?
    https://www.ksl.com/article/50228637/drug-used-to-treat-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-covid-19-in-short-supply
    If you know someone who uses these arthritic medicines be advised and buy extra.

    They’re calling ivermectin a dangerous veterinary medicine and finding a reason to pull it from the pharmacies. Large campaign to remove it from availability. Cured India in just a few weeks.
    At least our controlled substances will be plentiful…

  • Jeff Wright

    Trump hurt the Free Trade…so masks and meds are forced. Ban perscriptions-everything over the counter. Pill yourself to death-that’s on you.

  • I’ve noted that when kid’s weren’t allowed to fight on the playground; people forgot, or never learned, how to defend themselves.

    (Yeah, I know that fighting wasn’t ever legal, but teachers could be slow responders.)

    It’s the same Universe it’s ever been, and words don’t change that.

  • Jeff Wright

    You fight…get it out of your system and it’s over. Phys.org is sketchy saying ‘disagreeables’ are more prone to conspiracy theories…how to ‘bust’ writers block and how dams don’t work. At least Bonn University made lasers visible in a vacuum…for nano tech…not space operas though…phooey!

  • I’ve noted that when kid’s weren’t allowed to fight on the playground; people forgot, or never learned, how to defend themselves.

    I’ve also noted that since Warner Bros. cartoons fell out of favor for their “violence” … and we stopped watching Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf treat each other with respect at the time clock, on their lunch break, and before going home – while attacking each other hammer-and-tongs “on the clock” … that we have lost the dividing line between “on the clock” political and “off the clock” personal.

    Many see dissenters as mortal enemies who do not deserve respect of their individual liberty, and are to be attacked “off the clock” through 24/7 cancel culture: loud confrontations at restaurants, threatening protests outside dissenters’ homes, pressure campaigns to get dissenters fired and shunned as pariahs in their personal lives, doxxing, SWATing.

    OTOH, others are passive in the face of even “on the clock” attacks by public figures, blind to the legitimacy of strident confrontation of those who would rob us of liberty while “on the clock”, because “that’s not who we are” … forgetting that civility in response to such dishonest robbery is counterproductive in the defense of our liberty.

    Both responses have made/are making a mess of things … because we didn’t learn from Sam and Ralph, how to respect each other as citizens “off the clock” AND effectively defend our rights “on the clock”.

  • wayne

    Jordan Peterson / Akira The Don
    Rule #1 “Stand Up Straight, With Your Shoulders Back”
    https://youtu.be/dX0mcPfuCUQ
    4:32

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