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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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Corporal Matthew Creek – The Last Post

An evening pause: Played at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. From the youtube page:

In military tradition, the Last Post is the bugle call that signifies the end of the day’s activities. It is also sounded at military funerals to indicate that the soldier has gone to his final rest and at commemorative services

In honor of this Armistice Day, the eleventh day of the eleventh month, and those who gave their lives for freedom, something that appears at this moment sadly lost in Australia.

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6 comments

  • Col Beausabre

    The Last Post is the British and Commonwealth equivalent of the American taps. As a veteran, I always pause and say “There but for the grace of God….” on this day. If you with to aid less lucky veterans please consider

    Disabled American Veterans

    https://www.dav.org/

    Paralyzed American Veterans

    https://pva.org/

  • wayne

    Jordan Peterson / Akira The Don
    “Sacrifice” 🦞🌊
    https://youtu.be/Ll2gdKHXOYc
    5:42

  • Chris

    I was once visiting my brother-in-law who was active duty in the Air Force. We were driving on base in the evening and he stopped along with other traffic.. I didn’t realized what was happening and asked why the stoppage. I didn’t initially hear it but then he rolled down the window and “Taps” was being played over the base speakers.

  • Localfluff

    A bit misplaced, perhaps. But an interesting recording of Kennedy that I stumbled upon about the Lunar program of his time:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZFnTBSRKcg&list=RDLVNtLTmg2vCzY&index=3
    “- I’m not that interested in space!”

  • Alex Andrite

    “Only the Dead have seen the end of War.”

    Happy Birthday Marines.

  • wayne

    Desmond T. Doss
    Medal of Honor Recipient
    https://youtu.be/C761YQ7H1YU
    5:37

    “The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private First Class Desmond Thomas Doss, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty from April 29 – 21 May 1945, while serving with the Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, in action at Urasoe Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.”

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