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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Trump campaign announces Christian advisory board

This is encouraging news: The Trump campaign today announced the formation of an executive board of important evangelical Christians to advise the candidate.

The list of members, shown at the link, is decidedly conservative. They were asked to join the board but were not required to endorse Trump to do so.

As I’ve said repeatedly, the most important way to make sure a Trump presidency follows conservative and constitutional policy is to surround Trump with a lot of conservatives.That the campaign has done this is good news, though I must also add that it is no guarantee that Trump will pay any attention to these people once he is elected. Right now this could merely be a move on his campaign”s part to gain the support of these evangelicals.

Posted from Los Angeles, California, a place so wonderful that my hotel has locked doors and security gates everywhere, making my one night here seem more like a night in jail than an overnight hotel stay. Interestingly, the only time I have ever seen the need for this much security has been when I have visited or lived in major urban cities, run by Democrats. I wonder why that is.

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7 comments

  • ken anthony

    I visited CA last year. Never again.

  • Laurie

    Alternatively:

    Right now this could merely be a move on these evangelicals’ part to gain the support of his campaign.

    In principle, I agree, but should there be no transparency I don’t expect any good to come from either side.

  • LocalFluff

    Trump says he’s a presbyterian. Isn’t that as authoritarian one can get within Lutheranism? The position of a protestant pope is empty, but not for long.

    Btw, the reason the GOP campagne treasure is broke is because it gives republican donors incentive to donate more in desperation to avoid Hellary. It will always be like this. 51% is 100% in the election. 52% would be a waste which could’ve been cashed in if one hadn’t been so stoopid! The US soon has a captain who is the perfect navigator in the sea of risks and trade. It will all be ship shape. Congratulations!

  • LocalFluff

    The Trumperor should on the 31th of October in his first year of regiment, declear himself the pope of the protestants! Of course with lots of saints and churchly figures endorsing him, and the old pope himself. To finally, after 500 years of conflict, reunite Christianity to the One which its idea has been all the time.

  • LocalFluff

    Actually, he should himself nail a poster of theses at the entrance of the White House explaining how Christianity is now united behind him against the enemy, or else, and how corrupt the practises of politicians has been.

  • Edward

    ken Anthony,
    California has several nice sights. You may want to try Yosemite National Park. It is not too far from the Nevada border, so escape from California is relatively easy. Lake Tahoe is also beautiful. It is partially inside Nevada, so escape can be as close as stepping into a casino. San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge, Cable Cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Alcatraz Island. It is on the ocean, Far from Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, and Mexico, so escape is almost as hard as escaping from Alcatraz.

    Come to think of it, Arizona has the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory, and Meteor Crater. You may do well there, instead. No escape necessary.

  • Alex

    This video may of interest in this context:

    “The Trump Tsunami and the Future of the American Nation”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qu3N_DUmrs

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