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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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Make Mine Freedom

An evening pause: A 1948 cartoon, made at the start of the Cold War. It uncannily predicts quite accurately what is happening now, in America, because the Boomer generation and those who followed poo-pooed its lessons. They knew better!

I post it on Memorial Day because I wish to remember what once was.

Hat tip Lazarus Long.

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4 comments

  • wayne

    Great selection!

    https://archive.org/details/4050_Make_Mine_Freedom_01_01_10_02

    “Produced by John Sutherland Productions (Hollywood) for Harding College (Searcy, Arkansas). Registered for copyright April 6, 1948. Distributed theatrically by Loew’s, Incorporated (MGM) and nontheatrically by Harding College and Modern Talking Picture Service. 10 min., 16mm, Technicolor. Music composition and arrangement: Scott Bradley, Paul J. Smith. Winner of a 1949 Freedoms Foundation Award and an “Oscar” at the Cleveland Film Festival (Free Enterprise Division), 1950. “This is one of a series of films produced by the Extension Department of Harding College to create a deeper understanding of what has made America the finest place in the world to live.”

  • Sayomara

    Well that is a lesson America didn’t listen too.

  • wayne

    Let’s go for a ride…..

    “Freedom Highway” (1956)
    https://archive.org/details/0686_Freedom_Highway

    “This entertaining “story of America,” as endless as a cross-country bus ride, places an unusual group of travelers on a long-haul Greyhound bus. Fred Schroder, embittered by the death of his son in Korea, is riding to Washington to accept a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor on the son’s behalf. Jimmy Rollins, the Scout, is heading to Washington for his first Jamboree. Love interest is supplied by Mary (a young Angie Dickinson) and Bill Roberts, a basketball star on the make. Tex Ritter, playing himself, takes a short ride on the bus as it passes through Texas, singing about the Alamo and the “freedom road.” Most important of all, a black-suited mysterious stranger appears, as if from nowhere, to transform the outlook of the passengers, who include us, the audience.”

  • MJMJ

    Interesting that so many of the characters look like they came from the 19th century.

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