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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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Carnival of Souls

A evening pause: For Halloween, one of best low budget spook films ever made. No blood, no gore, no boring killer. Just style and atmosphere producing a creepy experience and a sense of dread.

And it was produced and directed by Herk Harvey for an estimated $33,000!

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4 comments

  • wayne

    har– this is the first time I ever watched it all the way through.

    an interesting short–

    Carnival of Souls– Cast Reunion
    1989 Lawrence, Kansas
    https://youtu.be/1-BkJ5ix6lQ
    13:31

  • wayne

    and speaking of Lawrence Kansas…. home of the world famous–
    “Centron Films”
    https://www.kshs.org/index.php?url=kansapedia/centron-films-camera/10288

    “In 1947 they produced their first movie, a one-reel sewing lesson entitled “Sewing Simple Seams.” Shot on a shoestring budget in a Lawrence home, the movie was purchased by Young America, an instructional film company.Throughout the 1950s Centron was best known for making morality-based mental hygiene films. These short films depicted children or young adults displaying undesirable behavior. Funded by textbook publishers and state health boards, Centron films were shown in classrooms across the country with the intention of altering the behavior of young viewers.”
    “Centron’s location in Lawrence proved advantageous for both the town and the company. . Over 3,000 Lawrence residents performed in Centron films, including many children.While Centron won hundreds of awards for its educational films, the studio was also known for its industrial work. They produced films for corporate giants like General Electric, Caterpillar, and John Deere, and even constructed a secure room for handling military productions.”

  • Scott M.

    I will have to check this out later! If anyone is interested in another good old-fashioned ghost story, “The Changeling” with George C. Scott is also on YouTube in its entirety.

  • Max

    I had time to watch it today, I was unaware the carnival of souls was filmed in the old salt air building before it burned down. (Again) A quick history in one minute;
    https://youtu.be/6QTtTQnz25I
    I worked at Morton salt across the freeway from this place, the lonely atmosphere of dread your experience in the movie is real.

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