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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 conservative: Professor at Florida University to be fired for wrongthink

They’re coming for you next: A professor at the University of Central Florida, having taught there for 22-years with exemplary ratings, has now been under a seven-month-long investigation by the university, trying to drum up evidence that he created a “hostile” classroom environment so he can be fired, an investigation sparked by Black Lives Matter protests against him because he tweeted things that fascist movement doesn’t like.

The University of Central Florida is set to fire embattled Professor Charles Negy, accusing him of creating a “hostile” classroom environment, the Orlando Sentinel reported this week.

Negy became a target of intense Black Lives Matter protests over the summer after he tweeted: “Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. action, special scholarships and other set asides, being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they’re missing out on much needed feedback.”

He has since deleted the tweet and a few others that caused controversy at the time, but a petition demanding he be fired had garnered nearly 35,000 signatures and protesters even targeted his home.

The university launched an investigation amid the turmoil and recently concluded Negy is guilty of classroom “misconduct,” the Sentinel reported, adding his termination will take effect Jan. 25.

I especially like the truly despicable manner in which the university gathered evidence against Negy:

A June 4th message posted to UCF’s website from the president, provost, and chief diversity officer addressed the content of Negy’s tweets directly and then stated: “If any student, current or former, believes they may have experienced abusive or discriminatory behavior by any faculty or staff member, we want to know about it. UCF takes every report seriously. Concerns can be reported to UCF’s IntegrityLine, which also takes anonymous complaints.” [Emphasis in original]

Read the whole thing. It is very clear that nothing Negy did in the past was considered misconduct, and in fact his work was rated excellent until this witch hunt, much of it inspired by anonymous slanders against him.

Moreover, reread his quoted tweet above. Nothing he says there is untrue. Nor is anything in it racist. It merely notes that affirmative action and being protected from criticism, as too many blacks today are merely because of their skin color, is not healthy for developing a critical mind. Such policies hurt minorities, not help them.

But then, having such opinions outside the norm of our leftist culture today is verboten, and will not be tolerated. And if you dare defy our political masters they will immediately gather to destroy you, no questions asked.

Negy is about to join the modern leftist blacklist, forbidden to speak and forbidden to work. I also think that if they could make him forbidden to even exist, they would. In fact, I fully expect this mob to go in that direction, given time.

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16 comments

  • Kevin R.

    Given enough power the Left will murder us. Until then they will destroy us in whatever way they can get away with.

  • Alton

    Welcome to the Last 100 Days of the Republic!
    Welcome to the 50 to 75 million Enemies of the New State, kneel or ELSE!

  • Roland

    “God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. … And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” – Thomas Jefferson:
    November 13, 1787, letter to William S. Smith, quoted in Padover’s Jefferson On Democracy, ed., 1939

  • LocalFluff

    Isn’t “blacklisted” a blacklisted wors?

    @Roland Great quote! What wasn’t yet known in the 1780s is how many million humans die with liberty. Luckily, today the opponent isn’t a highly educated set of imperial Lord’s and an extremely well disciplined British military, but a corrupt gang of madmen and some looting riffraff. Jefferson would say that this is a piece of cake!

  • LocalFluff

    The GOP has committed suicide. They will never ever get anywhere near a federal majority again. And as this is realized the rats will leave the sinking ship and they will suddenly completly cease to exist. From Lincoln to Trump, the age between the civil wars.

  • wayne

    William Mandel testifies before HUAC
    May 1960, San Francisco
    https://youtu.be/UM8uP565hzI
    1:23

    ” If you think that I am going to cooperate with this collection of Judases, of men who sit there in violation of the United States Constitution, if you think I will cooperate with you in any way, you are insane!”

  • wayne

    “Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?”
    Vaas Far Cry / Kinetic Typography
    https://youtu.be/uDoSy1WiYfU
    1:39
    (adult content)

  • eddie willers

    The GOP has committed suicide.

    Especially if they give any credence to this ridiculous impeachment and move to take up a trial. (I’m looking at you, Mitch!)

    I swear to God I am standing on the banks of the Rubicon.

  • eddie willers: You are forgetting. Mitch McConnell is no longer in control. The Democrats have a very slim majority in the Senate, with Chuck Schumer (D-New York) now in charge. If Schumer wants to move forward on this stupid trial he can, assuming every Democrat goes along with him.

    I suspect Schumer is right now trying to whip up the votes.

  • pzatchok

    I for one welcome our new (overlords) benevolent leaders.

    Who will be the first to die by the lefts hands because of wrong think?

    They have to lynch an unarmed innocent otherwise its just self defense against a gun toting Trumper.

  • wayne

    Twilight Zone
    The Obsolete Man
    https://youtu.be/U3quruHpcuo
    3:38

  • Col Beausabre

    Firearms and ammunition manufacturers and sellers are about to make record profits. Ammunition is already hard to get, demand is going to spike, so prices will be unbelievable – and people will be willing to pay them.

  • Chris

    If you want to read the script: 1984 – George Orwell.

    “The revolution will be complete when the language is prefect”

    “The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth”

    “Power is not a means; it is an end.”
    “We know no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it”

    “We do not merely destroy enemies; we change them”

    The Ministries of Plenty, Peace, Love, and Truth are o so fitting to the government the Left is moving to.
    Indeed, within the first few pages we learn BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING, The “telescreen” is always on, watching AND listening. “He set his features into the expression of quite optimism which it was advisable to wear when facing the telescreen”

    WAR IS PEACE
    FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
    IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

  • LocalFluff

    As a libertarian I at least see the potential here for revived US mistrust in government authority. A barely good enough government for the moment is perhaps the worst a people can be subjected to in the long run. Apparently unintentionally, Trump has revealed the deep rift between the people and the so called elites of politics and media. In interests and legitimacy.

    The financial elites already having had their trust torpedoed since 2008 or so. As much as I love that money printed billionaires tend to invest in space exploration, it is nothing but ridiculous that the already grotesquely overvalued Tesla increased its capitalization 9-fold during 2020, making Elon Musk the world’s richest man. And then I don’t know how the not-publicly traded SpaceX is evaluated. Could be off by a factor of ten either way considering the absurd discrepancies between the since the 1950s established school book logic of corporate valuation, and current stock prices.

  • Chris

    Oh one more thing:

    W.r.t. the removal of statues and the renaming of places, buildings, rewriting history etc.
    Orwell wrote:
    “He who controls the present controls the past and he who controls the past controls the future”

    If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping a human face – forever.

    There is so much insight in this novel – perhaps not a novel. Perhaps a history of the future written in the past.

  • Col Beausabre

    You know, in college I was appointed my fraternity’s parliamentarian, to rule on matters of procedure at chapter meetings. So I bought myself an annotated copy of Robert’s Rules (As I am named Robert, I could say, “I’m Robert and I make the rules”) It stated that the first principle in the democratic conduct of meetings – and of the democracy itself – was not “The majority rules”, but

    “THE RIGHTS OF THE MINORITY MUST BE PROTECTED”

    First, Principle

    ‘Nuff said.

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