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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: YouTube shuts down channel that routinely broadcasts Trump rallies

The Bill of Rights cancelled at YouTube
No first amendment allowed at YouTube.

Persecution is now cool! One day prior to the July 3, 2021 Trump rally in Florida, YouTube unilaterally suspended Right Side Broadcasting, the channel most well known for live streaming such events.

The suspension was for seven days. YouTube also deleted the channel’s videos from several other Trump events. From Right Side Broadcasting blog announcement:

YouTube has suspended RSBN from live streaming and posting content to their YouTube channel on the eve of President Donald Trump’s Save America rally in Sarasota, Florida.

YouTube has also deleted all of RSBN’s coverage of Trump’s June 26 rally in Wellington, Ohio, along with his June 5 speech to the North Carolina GOP convention.

The videos deleted had several million views.

As is usual for these efforts at censorship, YouTube merely claimed that “The videos contain remarks from President Trump that violate the aforementioned policies and countervailing views on those remarks are not provided.” Of course, YouTube has never demanded any Democrat to provide “countervailing views” during their political rallies, and I am sure the Google-owned video broadcasting service never will.

Moreover, what exactly did Trump say that required censorship? YouTube of course doesn’t specify. They never do, because if they did they would have to defend their action, and it would be difficult because Trump might be coarse but he never says anything that justifies such censorship. Never.

Right Side Broadcasting fortunately has its own Rumble channel, and it was able to live stream the July 3rd rally as well as keep available for viewing the deleted videos (found here and here).

It is once again important to recognize that this blacklisting of Right Side Broadcasting to prevent it from doing what it best known for is not actually done by some giant corporation named YouTube. It is actually done by the people that work there, both their upper management and their hired hands, most of whom now very clearly do not believe in free speech or the first amendment. There is an oppressive culture in these big tech companies. hostile to conservative values and its American principles of free speech, individual responsibility, and fair treatment to all, no matter their race, color, or creed.

Secondly, I am very tired of hearing the brainless argument that YouTube is a private company and the first amendment doesn’t apply to it. This is surely true legally, but that has never been the point. And anyone who focuses on this irrelevancy is not only an accessory to blacklisting and censorship, they are burying their head in the sand.

The point is that we now have a sizeable portion of the population on the left side of the political spectrum who no longer recognizes free speech and tolerance for other points of view. The point is that these tyrants have decided that, because they now have the power to silence, blackball, and censor their opponents, they are going to do so, with abandon and even glee.

If we don’t call them on their intolerance, and instead make excuses or rationalizations, we let these bullies get away with it. And we all know that if you let bullies get away with bullying, they will merely up the ante and bully you even more. Mere suspensions will seem gentle in a few years if free Americans do not start responding to these thugs aggressively, without compromise.

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12 comments

  • Dean Hurt

    But, this couldn’t possibly be Leftist censorship, could it? Leftist are only concerned with one thing: POWER and it’s accumulation. They are compelled to forcibly silence all opposing opinions and ideas in order to fool the most people. Unfortunately the US is full of gullible and foolish people that have no critical thinking skills (thank you NEA).
    I believe that Biden and his totalitarian door-to-door COVID gestapo are hoping some patriot will come out shooting so they can make it an issue to further rob us of our 2nd Amendment rights. They have made it clear that the 1st Amendment is only for the Left, Progressives and like-minded non-thinking Democrat zombies.

  • Doubting Thomas

    Rumble, gotta go Rumble to put these videos up.

    Not as much monetization but generally free of censorship but naturally some videos much more wacky. Wish more of the YouTube Space geeks that I watch would go Rumble but to my knowledge only one has.

    I see where the House has allocated $1 Billion dollars to open up satellite offices of the Capitol Police to handle “local” threats against Congress and their staff. Thought FBI handled those things but now we will have uniformed Federal police forces in our cities.

    Scary times.

  • but now we will have uniformed Federal police forces in our cities.

    Nancy’s Praetorian Guard … of mercenaries.

  • wayne

    Jester–
    No doubt.
    I’m listening to the Friday (7/9) Mark Levin Show right now, Mark is almost bursting a blood vessel over this ‘Federal Police’ thing’.

    RSBN has been my go-to for all Trump events, for quite some time. I was wondering when yt would come for them.

    Eventually this will all end, one way or another. It is however, going to be incredibly messy…..

    “These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
    The American Crisis
    Thomas Paine

    The Godfather –
    “Settling all family business”
    https://youtu.be/NelPe_T9Qr8
    6:02

  • jerry Rockwell

    Tis all OK, I just cancelled YouTube and got Rumble.

  • Jerry Rockwell: I have deleted your duplicate post. As noted in the box just above the comment box, as a new commenter your comment went to moderation. No need to double post. You just have to be patient and wait for me to get to it.

  • ” . . . that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

    ‘The Harder They Come, The Harder They Fall’ (One and all)

    Jimmy Cliff 1972 Island Records

  • wayne

    Blair-
    excellent cultural reference!
    (i haven’t listened to any rasta music in like’ decades.)

    tangential– How hot has it been in Oregon the past week or so?

  • Wayne asked: ” How hot has it been in Oregon the past week or so?”

    ‘Hotter Than July’

    Stevie Wonder 1980 Tamla Records

    I’ve been to Vegas when it’s been 110F, and worked in Victorville, CA, where temps routinely reached 105F- 110F. The high in Portland reached 115F, and 119F in some places. That’s hot, I don’t care who you are. A co-worker remarked it was the hottest he’d seen since Afghanistan.

  • wayne

    Blair,
    That, is hot.

    ————
    “Ashli Babbitt’s Tragic Death Remains A Mystery”
    (Excerpt– Tim Pool: Timcast IRL July 10, 2021)
    https://youtu.be/_ebUSikex7M
    21:57

  • Cotour

    FEAR AND TENSION, TENSION AND FEAR

    How do political operatives throughout history realize political and societal changes, good or bad, depending on your perspective and who’s ox is being gored? Does any degree of change happen when the population of a country see themselves as being happy, fat and contented?

    And how do you accomplish installing the necessary fear and tension in a population in order to accomplish some degree of the change you desire?

    Through promoting hatred, the concept that inequity exists in a population that you have conditioned to be dependent on government, and promoting racism is one way.

    You must have a boogeyman, and there must be at least some degree of actual or perceived truth to the proposal. And of course be willing to become violent and possibly spill other peoples blood if it comes down to it.

    And who in your estimation in politics today promotes both hatred and racism in the name of resolving an apparent or perceived inequity and promotes and in their desperation is willing to become violent to do so?

    Nothing of substance happens in politics when everyone understands they are fat, happy and contented, nothing.

    Covid (“Get he shot or you may die”), massive government over spending, inflation, food insecurity, rent insecurity, job insecurity, mounting personal debt, government becoming more and more a part of peoples financial situations, media and social media controlling peoples ability to freely communicate, taking over school curriculum and teaching racism and hatred and not mutual respect, flooding the country with illegals and government giving your tax dollars to them to support them in order that government have a new source of dependable voters, forced / corrupt control of election results.

    Be afraid, feel helpless, become willing to surrender your freedom for security provided by the government. That is the game.

    And you as an American get to pay for it all, essentially a forced form of modern day slavery to government. That kind of slavery is good.

    Who is your political enemy *TODAY* America? You tell me.

    https://rumble.com/vjmuvp-aoc-begs-illegal-immigrants-to-apply-for-welfare-shows-them-how-to-do-it.html

    Nothing new here, choose your side and keep your eye on them because they are just as corrupt and power hungry and are willing to do anything in the quest to attain or retain that power. Trust none of them and understand that you as an individual are always behind the curve and that is by design. Do your job America, and put the fear aside.

    FEAR AND TENSION, TENSION AND FEAR

  • Cotour

    An extension of the above:

    “Protests erupted yesterday in all of Cuba’s major cities against the nation’s ruling Communist dictatorship following over six decades of oppression. Protesters chanted “freedom,” “enough” and “unite,” and demanded the dissolution of their nation’s communist dictatorship.

    Protesters had specific complaints about the nation’s food shortages, high prices, and handling of the coronavirus outbreak, which were correctly attributed to their government.

    The Biden administration was initially silent on the protests, and only commented that they’d vow to condemn any violence in Cuba. Biden himself waited until this morning to say that the U.S. stands with the Cuban people.

    Meanwhile the socialists in our Congress – Bernie Sanders in the Senate and all members of “The Squad” in the House – have remained completely silent. The Squad includes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Jamaal Bowman, and Cori Bush.”

    Those politically empowered in America who propose Socialism just like in Cuba………….. ARE SILENT.

    Nothing to see here.

    Look, there’s a squirrel:

    https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.8LqL4YBaqyaqhWTeWYbHPgHaE6?w=281&h=186&c=7&o=5&dpr=1.25&pid=1.7

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