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 does a clean sweep of all politically appointed ambassadors

A very good sign: The Trump transition team has issued a blanket order requiring all politically appointed ambassadors “without exception” to resign their posts by inauguration day.

This order, which breaks with past precedent which allowed ambassadors to stick around until a new person was named, is actually a very good sign. It indicates that Trump really does intend to clean house. His track record in the private sector is to fire people if they are not producing. It appears he is going to bring that experience to the executive branch, an approach that the federal government has lacked for decades.


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  • wayne

    Establishment GOP Seizes Most Important Job In Trump White House

    Who is John “Johnny” DeStephano, the new Director of White House Personnel?

    “DeStephano has no background in personnel or human resources. However, he is a longtime member of former Speaker of the House John Boehner’s inner circle and a former Republican National Congressional Committee staffer.”

  • LocalFluff

    @wayne, Maybe Trump needs someone to play “good cop” so that the personnel doesn’t feel as if their lives turned into an Apprentice show.

  • wayne

    “Road To Nowhere”
    -Talking Heads

  • Maurice

    I was starting to get worried, it was way too quiet.. but then this- awesome!

  • Edward

    It looks like Trump has done something, so now we can start to evaluate his actions over his words. It could be an interesting first 100 days.

  • Frank

    I see many of the signs of an accomplished businessman and leader at work.

    Define the goals and the vision to get there
    Surround yourself with capable people who have accomplished great things outside of government
    Make your important enemies your friends, let the rest wonder what happened
    Stay on offense
    Communicate well

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