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The final week of my annual February birthday month fund-raising campaign for Behind the Black has begun. I continue to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, including numerous donations and a surge of new subscribers willing to commit to donating anywhere from $2 to $25 per month. Wow! The numbers are too many to send out individual thank you’s, so please forgive me for thanking you all with this one announcement.

 

The campaign however must go on, especially because I have added more regular features to my daily workload. In addition to my daily never-ending reporting on space exploration and science, my regular launch reports, my monthly sunspot updates, the regular cool images, and the evening pauses I post each evening, I have now added a daily weekday post I have entitled "Today's blacklisted American." Its goal is not to discuss policy or politics, but to note the endless examples occurring across the United States where some jack-booted thug or thugs think it is proper and acceptable to censor, blackball, cancel, and destroy an innocent American, merely because that American has expressed or holds an opinion or is of a race or religion that is no longer considered acceptable to the dominant leftist and bigoted culture. I want to make clear to every American that a large number of your fellow citizens no longer believe in the enlightened concept of freedom of speech or the idea of treating each person by the quality of their character.

 

Instead, they wish to shut you up, and oppress you if you happen to disagree with them or have the wrong skin color. This evil must be exposed.

 

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Today’s blacklisted Americans: Any lawyer who defended Trump

They’re coming for you next: Two lawyers — who did what any good lawyer should do when they accepted the job of defending Donald Trump during the recent Democratic Party impeachment show trial — have now found themselves subjected to harassment, death threats, and blacklisting with the loss of work.

First there is attorney Michael van der Leen. His house was vandalized with smashed windows and ugly slogans painted on the driveway after he spoke as defense attorney for Trump during the impeachment.

Because of the violence and threats, van der Leen has been forced to hire armed guards and move his wife and children to a secret location.

Equally egregious treatment has been handed out to Trump attorney David Schoen:

An attorney who represented President Donald Trump during the recent impeachment trial says a law school canceled a civil rights law course he was going to teach and he was suspended from a civil rights lawyer email discussion list.

“I was hoping to teach a civil rights course at a law school in the fall. We’ve been in talks about it, kind of planning it out. I wrote to them and I said, ‘I want you to know, I’m gonna be representing Donald Trump in the impeachment case. I don’t know if that impacts on your decision at all,’” David Schoen, one of the three attorneys who argued before the Senate, told The Epoch Times.

“And they said, you know, they appreciated my writing and, frankly, it would make some students and faculty uncomfortable, so I couldn’t do it.

There once was a time that the left in America trumpeted the importance of every American having the right to an attorney. Now, not so much. If you are accused of badness by the left, you are required to accept that accusation as true without a fight, and anyone who dares comes forward to defend you has joined you in that badness and must therefore be destroyed as well.

Or to put it another way, to the left you are no longer innocent until proven guilty. If they accuse you of something, you are automatically guilty, and no trial is needed. And anyone who disagrees is automatically guilty as well, and must be hounded and blackballed.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.


He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit.
 

6 comments

  • Professor X

    Pretty soon the only way a prominent conservative will get an attorney is if the attorney speaks against their own client, as during Soviet show trials. Their job will become persuading their client to plead guilty admit admit their evil deeds.

  • Ray Van Dune

    Democrats are in the process of trying to disenfranchise anyone who does not share their beliefs. This is fundamentally Un-American, and everyone had better start speaking up loudly against it, and demanding that Democrat public figures disavow it or be assumed to.be in support of it. Make them stand up to it, or own it!!

  • Cotour

    And deprive the democrats and Leftists of their new election fraud methods of cheating on steroids, mail in voting and vote harvesting:

    https://americanlookout.com/florida-governor-ron-desantis-proposes-new-election-integrity-measures-wants-to-ban-mail-in-voting/

  • Edward

    Robert wrote: “to the left you are no longer innocent until proven guilty. If they accuse you of something, you are automatically guilty, and no trial is needed.

    How French.

    And anyone who disagrees is automatically guilty as well, and must be hounded and blackballed.

    That goes beyond the French. No wonder France is now so worried about the American tyranny in power.

  • Milt

    Another Blacklisted American: Jodi Shaw at Smith College

    For those of you who haven’t heard of what happened to Jodi Shaw at Smith College, please read Jim Kunstler’s commentary on this:

    The problem — as the Japanese like to say — is who will be “the nail that sticks up” and has the courage to denounce this suicidal clap-trap in a voice that is so loud and so clear (like Ms. Shaw’s) that no one can ignore it? Or, have things now gone so far that nothing effectively can be done, and we obediently serve our time in the woke gulag?

  • Milt: Your comment was held back because the link included an obscenity, as does the title of the article at the link (all quite unnecessarily).

    I have edited your comment so that the link is embedded, as is normal.

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