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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Herb Alpert – Puttin’ on the Ritz

An evening pause: From the youtube page:

The Puttin’ On The Ritz music video is a creative collaboration between Alpert, artist Glenn Kaino and filmmaker Afshin Shahidi with choreographers Napoleon & Tabitha D’umo from So You Think You Can Dance and produced by Kerith Lemon. One long camera shot follows the lead dancer, Vincent Noiseux on a musical journey and features musicians Lani Hall, Bill Cantos, Hussain Jiffry and Michael Shapiro as well as corps dancers like Kherington Payne and others that have been seen on So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Best Dance Crew, Dancing with the Stars, This is It, Step Up and more.

Hat tip Tom Biggar, who notes that Albert makes some cameos, which I think includes both the bus driver and the bartender.

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4 comments

  • Ron Lee

    The impressive part is that the video/film is has no cuts or edits. It’s one continuous take, so they had to get everything right from start to finish.

  • RimrockR

    Alpert also appears as the barber. Thanks so much Robert for your wonderful video selections.

  • wayne

    The Evolution Control Committee-
    “Rebel Without A Pause”
    (featuring Herb Alpert)
    https://youtu.be/zcJTioKULCQ
    2:10

  • Theodore J. Williams

    Brilliant video! My eye keeps going to the tall, exuberant blonde woman in the blue minidress with the thigh-high stockings—she’s got GREAT dance moves, and not a lot of big-framed women make it into dance. But this whole video is full of great talent. (And I love the closing cameo shot of Herb Alpert and his wife Lani Hall holding hands. Awwwwww.)

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