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Cabaret – Married

An evening pause: Performed by Grayson Samuels, Bella Coppola, and Anna Rose Daugherty at Texas State University.

Hat tip Diane Zimmerman, who decided to find a version of this for an evening pause after we watched the 1972 movie Cabaret one evening. The film and play portrayed bluntly the decadence of Germany before World War II, a decadence that led directly to Nazi rule. Watching it now is somewhat horrifying, as it now accurately portrays the dominate and decadent leftist culture of America today. I watched and wondered if we Americans will have the courage and sense of morality to fight back and stop the kind of evils such decadence always leads to.

This song however is simply lovely, and illustrates the larger strength of the musical itself.

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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6 comments

  • Robert asked: “I watched and wondered if we Americans will have the courage and sense of morality to fight back and stop the kind of evils such decadence always leads to.”

    Um, no. As the last three years have proven.

    ‘I will sell my birthright for a minimum-wage job.’

    ‘I do not want to be inconvenienced.’

    ‘I will follow government orders, even when I know they do not make sense and are not effective.’

    ‘My needs and wants trump all others. Others must bow to my will.’

    Dissent?

  • James Street

    It may be too late. Biden is transferring all of America’s military technology to China via Ukraine. Have you seen the videos of the godless Chicom commies rounding up their citizens due to “COVID” and locking them in buildings to starve, and beating to death with shovels the pets the people left behind? If they do that to their own citizens think what they’ll do to us.

    Thomas Massie @RepThomasMassie
    Congress just authorized Biden to transfer virtually any weapon of war, other than a nuclear weapon, to Ukraine. Insane!
    2:18 PM · Apr 28, 2022
    https://twitter.com/RepThomasMassie/status/1519788110900563970

  • David

    Mr. Zimmerman’s blinkered assessment makes me wonder if perhaps he’s trying a tad too hard in assigning cultural degradation to only one segment of American culture.

    Seems to me that our country can’t begin to recover what’s been lost until we are willing to take the hard look at all of American culture. Plenty of decay to go around…

  • Alex Andrite

    David,
    “Seems to me that our country can’t begin to recover what’s been lost until we are willing to take the hard look at all of American culture. Plenty of decay to go around…”

    I agree. Although,
    … “take the hard look at all of American culture. ”

    We no longer have any “Culture”, only society, a sad and decaying society.

  • Alex and all: I once again suggest my readers make the effort to read Conscious Choice. I say this because it describes exactly the right things any robust culture must have, and that America once had robustly.

    We can still rebuild that. We just need to know what is required, and I myself only discovered that in researching and writing the book.

  • Alex Andrite wrote: “We no longer have any “Culture”, only society, a sad and decaying society.”

    Hammer, meet nail. The thing about a ‘multi-cultural’ society, is the ‘society’ part. Culture is a shared zeitgeist; society is a bunch of people living together. American culture is a pariah in it’s own land. Maybe time for a new land. We’ll take the deserts and wastelands, and in 10 years, people will be coming to us.

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