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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Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence

An evening pause: One of the best performances I have ever seen of Paul Simon’s beautifully poetic song.

Hat tip Diane Zimmerman


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  • Wayne

    Right on Mr. Z! >Excellent version.

    (the “official” studio music-video release is pretty good & has over 60 million views.)

  • I’d thought you’d posted this before. Nevertheless, well worth listening to. In my opinion, THE best version of the song. Simon & Garfunkel were master songwriters, but this gentleman brings range and phrasing to the song. And he does it sitting down.

  • eddie willers

    I couldn’t even finish it. Too much grunting in a lame attempt to add “soul”. Give me the original anytime.

  • David Draiman isn’t attempting to add ‘soul’: he’s bringing emotion. Similar but not the same. I’ve been to churches where one preacher explains The Word; another brings it. Quite different impacts. I would pay money to see this man do ‘The Boxer’.

  • Foster Roberts

    To eddie willers: I agree. This song is so bad it sounds like they’re intentionally trying to sound as horrible as possible. I may buy a copy just for “hate listening” or to show friends how awful it is. The worst. Makes me want to REALLY hear the sound of silence!

  • Robin Soria sr

    It brought magic and emotion into my soul… got to buy this cut…..

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