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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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Marty Robbins – El Paso

An evening pause: Performed live on television in 1965.

Hat tip Tom Biggar.

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2 comments

  • pawn

    This is a wonderful short. The set, the actors, and the song and of course the singer. I do love that arch-top too. Takes me back to the porch in the cool evening with strumming and singing friends Thanks Bob.

  • Gary

    Bob,

    Thanks for this post. Marty Robbins was an icon of my childhood. “Down in the West Texas Town of El Paso, I fell in love with a Mexican girl” floats through my mind every so often as I remember listening to the small-town AM radio station in our kitchen as Mom went about her daily chores. I also remember scanning the sports page of the Nashville Tennesseean each Monday, looking for how Robbins did in the latest NASCAR race. I wasn’t so much a NASCAR fan as much as I was a fan of a guy who had it made as musician, but who pursued his passion as a racer. And, he wasn’t just a novelty act, he was serious about it and with six top 10 finishes in the Grand National Series. RIP Marty.

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