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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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1776 – Hatching an Egg

A evening pause: On this day, July 2nd, the day the Founding Fathers actually signed the Declaration of Independence, I think it appropriate to once again watch this wonderful song from the 1976 movie version of the 1972 musical, 1776. As I said in earlier posts of this song on Independence Day, “not only did the musical capture the essence of the men who made independency happen, it is also a rollicking and entertaining work of art.”

And despite the hate being spewed against America and its founding principle that all humans are created free with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, that truth still shines. As John Kennedy said of himself, ourselves, and these founding fathers. “We stand for freedom.”


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  • James Street

    52 second video of a delivery man picking up an American flag that blew to the ground.
    Warning: will cause tears.

  • Jeff Wright

    I was 10 that year. I had watched every Trek ep. My Mom told me I wasn’t a child anymore…to focus on practical things.

    Politically, defeatism was in the air even in 1976. No shuttle launch yet…Logan’s Run for space opera… Capt Kangaroo’s 76 trombones was chromakeyed images of just one…and some talking head going on about America being overripe post Nam.

    But the sailing ships in New York…even more than this film-saved the day…as did the space movies that finished the decade…

  • wayne

    good stuff.

    The 70’s were….. unique.

    Tommy Shaw / Contemporary Youth Orchestra Cleveland
    “Too Much Time On My Hands”

  • Douglas Messier

    Congress approved the Declaration on July 2. They sent it to the printer and it came back on the 4th. Many delegates did do the actual signing until August.

  • wayne

    “Changing of the American Flag Over Lafayette’s Tomb, Paris, July 4”
    France Revisited 2009

  • Cotour


    For those of you who are really not paying that close of attention. Desperation breeds contempt, and there are no more desperate human beings in America other than the Democrat leadership and the Leftists driving there agenda.

    The only question remains, how far will the Democrats and those internal operatives in government and in the media go to stop what must be?

    I suggest you buckle up, its going to become very, very contentious. But “IT” is coming :)

    Happy July 4th, Independence Day America.

  • GWB

    July 3, 2021 at 8:28 am

    The 70’s were….. unique.

    Not nearly unique enough.

  • wayne

    Paul Whiteman –
    “It’s Only A Paper Moon” 1933

  • wayne

    To New Horizons (1940)

    “Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors…”

  • Lee Stevenson

    Sorry I’m a day late, but Happy 4th of July my American adversaries and fellow space nuts!
    I don’t always show it, but there is a lot I actually admire about the US, and I have respect that you built a country from scratch.
    ( I spent the 4th at the lake with my kids, picnicking, a couple of cold ones, and feeding the baby ducks… A pastime I’m sure transcends the pond between us.)

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