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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Argent – Hold Your Head Up

An evening pause: Hat tip Diane Zimmerman.


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  • Gary

    I think Diane Zimmerman and I have similar tastes in music. :)

  • wayne

    –i always forget this song is from Argent, and not someone else.

    from some compiled yt comment factoids:
    -“this is actually from the very first Midnight Special (the pilot show) broadcast August 19 of 1972. It was hosted by John Denver, with Argent, Cass Elliot and Linda Ronstandt.”
    [ began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973]

  • Tom

    One of the best live renditions of a 70’s hit I’ve ever seen. No lip syncing, no taped tracks and very well mixed. A stellar performance IMHO.

  • Dean Hurt

    The early 70’s were an amazing time for high schoolers! We’d stay up late with junk food galore and watch The Midnight Special, In Concert and Soul Train and we were able to rock out to our favorite bands of the time! Sadly this can’t be done in today’s world…each weekly program would cost billions of $$$$$ to produce because of the over-priced bilge called “music”, royalties and legalities of today’s greedy and litigious society.

  • Dean Hurt

    Not to mention the joys of listening to the Dr. Demento show on Sunday nights. Now we have Joey Demento in the White House now. Sad.

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