Conscious Choice cover

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: Pro-life news organization blacklisted by Google’s YouTube

The cancelled Bill of Rights

They’re coming for you next: The pro-life news organization, LifteSiteNews, has been blacklisted by Google’s YouTube, which on February 10th without warning removed all the organization’s videos.

This was not the first time YouTube had banned the organization’s work. The reasons as always were specious.

A spokesman for Google, the company that owns YouTube, told The Blaze the LifeSiteNews channel was shut down for repeated violations of the company’s COVID-19 misinformation policy. Any content promoting prevention methods that differs from information given by local health authorities or the WHO is prohibited. “Any channel that violates our COVID-19 misinformation policy will receive a strike, which temporarily restricts uploading or live-streaming. Channels that receive three strikes in the same 90-day period will be permanently removed from YouTube,” the spokesman said.

In other words, the only medical opinions allowed free speech by YouTube and Google are those that agree with “local health authorities or the WHO.” I emphasize the word “authorities” because of its fundamental meaning, someone in charge who must be obeyed, not because they know more but because they are in charge.

No one else is allowed to speak. If you wish to dispute these authorities their and their minion’s answer will be “Shut up!”, an action hostile at its core to free speech and the First Amendment.

Note that LifeSiteNews is not dead. They were prepared for Google’s action, and had backed up their videos and quickly moved their site to the new video site, Rumble.

Which by the way I encourage everyone else to do. The more people upload videos and view videos there, the less power and impact future blacklists by the fascist thugs at Google and YouTube will have.

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5 comments

  • Rich

    I think Glenn Reynolds put it best – those of us who do not subscribe to the propaganda of the Left should never have left the wide-open reaches of the blogosphere for the fenced and Stasi-patrolled pastures of Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

    Unfortunately, we did, so until and unless we are in a position to use anti-trust law to break up these fascist organizations, we need to return to those dispersed realms. So I concur with you and also urge everyone to stop using these companies’ products as much as possible.

  • Ingvar

    You write:

    So I concur with you and also urge everyone to stop using these companies’ products as much as possible.

    Question:

    How?

  • Ingvar: Notice that there are no Google ads on my webpage. Note too that I do not use Google as my search engine, and haven’t for more than a decade. I also dumped gmail about eight years ago.

    I have no Facebook page, never use Twitter, am trying to encourage people who suggest evening pauses to use alternatives to YouTube.

    The goal isn’t to destroy these companies, it is to make them feel some financial pain because their competitors are gaining market share. The competition will force them to straighten up, or they will go away.

    And the key is to make a little effort to do so.

  • Gary

    Rumble is a ghost town. Youtubers are complaining, but few are moving.

    Proton Mail has been wonderful.

    Parler not fully up.

    Gab..not sure.. joined but not yet getting it, but I have never been a twitter/facebook person.

  • Cotour

    I think this is a mistake on the part of the Trump team:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/trump-submits-formal-appeal-reinstated-facebook-instagram/

    Trump IMO needs to probably join and help build Parler or Gab in the interests of time and reject Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. Embrace Bitchute as a video platform.

    By Trump appealing to these platforms (Asking for permission in order to play by their rules?) validates and empowers them and he remains under their censorship thumb. Don’t do that, you must break these politically biased and dangerous to freedom companies that specialize in censorship and promoting the Leftist world agenda and build what will be seen as the viable alternative to them.

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