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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: Rutgers bars student from remote classes because he had not gotten COVID shots

Clowns in charge at Rutgers
Clowns in charge at Rutgers

They’re coming for you next: Logan Hollar, a student at Rutgers University, was blocked by the college from his university email account as well as attending remote classes because he refuses to get any of the COVID-19 shots that the school is now requiring.

Logan Hollar, 22, told NJ.com he largely ignored the school’s coronavirus mandate “because all my classes were remote” from his Sandyston home, a distance of some 70 miles from the university’s principle campus in New Brunswick.

But he was locked out of his Rutgers email and related accounts when he went to pay his tuition at the end of last month — and was told he needed to be vaccinated even though he has no plans to attend in person, according to the report. “I’ll probably have to transfer to a different university,” Hollar told NJ.com, revealing at least one other student to his knowledge is in the same position.

“I find it concerning for the vaccine to be pushed by the university rather than my doctor,” he told the outlet. [emphasis mine]

The highlighted sentence is the bottom line. What business is it of Rutgers to demand medical treatment on one of its students, if that student is never going on campus to directly interact with any students? None. The university is not his doctor, and is not qualified to act as one.

This action by Rutgers also illustrates the mindlessness that surrounds most government and administrative COVID policies since the epidemic started in 2020. Rules are imposed out of panic and fear, with no rational thought applied. First, it makes no sense to impose masks and mandates on young college students because the virus is incapable of killing them, period. If they get it, the worst that would happen is that they will be sick for a few weeks and then recover fully. A very very very tiny minority might have longer term problems, but the numbers will be somewhat comparable to what we see with the common flu.

Second, Hollar is not even going to enter the college. He will never get within miles of another student, and thus is incapable of getting anyone else sick. To still ban him is so absurd as to be downright stupid. And this is from a college administration, supposedly the home of our society’s intellectual elite.

It is so stupid one wants to laugh, except that the level of stupidity also makes one want to cry.

There is no reason to treat college students in this manner, unless your goal isn’t protecting them from disease but instead demonstrating that you have power over them, and want to show them who is boss. In other words, Rutgers is not interested in teaching rational civilized behavior, it is interested in being a petty tyrant over its students.

Hollar makes a wise decision changing colleges. He needs to go somewhere where civilization and decent behavior is paramount, not power politics and foolishnesss.

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