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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: Journalist Andy Ngo blackballed again, this time by SoundCloud

Journalist Andy Ngo, blacklisted
Journalist Andy Ngo: blacklisted and banned by Soundcloud

Persecution is now cool! Journalist Andy Ngo has been blackballed again, this time by the podcast and music website SoundCloud.

[Ngo’s] podcast, ‘Things You Should Ngo’ was banned “on grounds of being dedicated to violating” Soundcloud’s rules. Unsurprisingly, as Ngo’s publication The Post Millennial reports, there’s a problem with the explanation.

The latest episode of the podcast was uploaded more than one year ago and there was no option in the notification email for Ngo to appeal or even seek further information. Over the weekend, SoundCloud’s Trust & Safety Team informed Ngo via email of the permanent ban for “violating” the site’s Terms of Use and Community Guidelines, which state that users must not use the platform to create content “that is abusive, libellous, defamatory, pornographic or obscene, that promotes or incites violence, terrorism, illegal acts, or hatred on the grounds of race, ethnicity, cultural identity, religious belief, disability, gender, identity or sexual orientation, or is otherwise objectionable in SoundCloud’s reasonable discretion.”

Of course, Ngo’s podcast did none of those things. His podcast simply interviewed politicians and public figures, a perfectly legitimate thing for a reporter to do in a free society. That such reporting according to SoundCloud must now be censored because some of those interviewed expressed conservative values just shows us the close-minded and oppressive attitude of that company’s management.

I say “again” in the headline because this censorship by SoundCloud follows a long string of blackballing of Ngo by many different outlets and totalitarian organizations.

For example, I have previously featured some of these efforts, including the death threats and actual physical attacks against him that sent him to the emergency room and forced him to flee Portland temporarily for his safety.

And of course Twitter has banned him for a time for stating demonstrable facts that those on the left don’t like, a tactic routinely done at Twitter.

What none of these fascist brown-shirts ever document or show is a case where Ngo reported something that wasn’t true. And they haven’t because his reporting of Antifa in Portland and elsewhere has been flawlessly correct. He does what a good reporter is supposed to do, report what he sees, without spin. That some don’t like it only adds weight to the truth of his reporting: They, Antifa and BLM, are doing things they know are morally wrong, and don’t want it exposed in its true light, only veiled behind the propaganda they can put out and gets spewed back to the public by the bankrupt and leftist mainstream news sources like CBS, NBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc.

Right now, this action by SoundCloud only serves to give more business to any competitors. Expect those competitors’ market share to grow and SoundCloud’s to shrink.

Expect also that eventually the fascists from the left who control these oppressive outlets are going to become more aggressive. Soon they will move to get their ally, the government, to either outlaw their competition, or to force that competition to be as intolerant as they are. We are only a hairs-breath away from such oppression.


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  • Mitch S.

    Just got another email from The Intercept begging for money.
    The emails have been coming at regular intervals, the “crisis” best summed up by their statement:
    “But since Donald Trump left office, new donations to The Intercept are down more than 50 percent, and that’s a problem.”

    The Intercept, a site founded by journalist Glen Greenwald might have received some of my money in the past.
    But they kicked Greenwald out when he insisted on reporting facts – including facts that were troublesome to Dems such as Biden.
    Sorry Intercept, my dollars went to pay for a subscription to Greenwald’s Substack.

  • Dude1394

    My dollars went directly to Glenn Greenwald at substack as well.

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