Bambi meets Godzilla
An evening pause: A classic from 1969. I remember seeing this for the first time at one of the very first comic book conventions in New York. It brought the house down.
Hat tip to Phil Berardelli.
Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!
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.
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h/t to Blue Oyster Cult
There’s a shaking all through the ground,
Even Thumper knows what’s goin’ down
Helpless creatures cry a sad refrain
They know they’re in for world of pain
He picks up a tree and he throws it back
His fiery breath turns the forest black
Oh no, Bambi’s got to go Godzilla
Oh no, she’ll never be doe Godzilla
Looks like a clash of c.ultures to me.
How old were you when you went to that comic convention, Robert? I remember going to them when I was 12-14 years old.
The first comic convention I attended was one of the first ever held, run by a man name Phil Seuling in New York in I think 1968. I was 15, and was on the hunt to complete my collection of Marvel comics from the 1960s, something I did accomplish. Soon thereafter I and two school buddies put together a business selling comics and comic book protective plastic bags at conventions. If you were at any New York conventions in the 1970s you might remember a guy with a loud New York accent periodically yelling “Comic bags, $1 per 100!” at the top of his lungs in the vendor hall in order to attract business. That was, I am unashamed to admit, myself. We made a pretty good return on those bags, as well as the comics we bought and sold, and helped pay our college expenses.