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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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Nandi Bushell – Rock and Grohl

An evening pause: The musical talent and passion are both outstanding. The shallow philosophy, when compared to Aristotle or Plato or Moses (to list only a few), is kind of sad to watch. She really believes that life is that simple. As a child such shallow passion is fine. I fear however that in the arriving dark age no one will ever do anything to make her think more deeply.

Hat tip Mike Nelson.

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5 comments

  • Ed Shendell

    Why ruin the sheer joy of her innocence & talent. Her innocence will be ripped away from her at some point & she will learn to play the blues.

  • Alex Andrite

    Sadly, this is not a “Cool Image Time”.
    Nor is it a “shallow philosophy” Mr. Z.
    It is passion without reason or control.
    As, may be, the present and coming age.

    Sadly.
    Perhaps she will become “cropped and rotated” to realize her, and a true, perspective.

  • Alex Andrite wrote:

    “Sadly, this is not a “Cool Image Time”.
    Nor is it a “shallow philosophy” Mr. Z.
    It is passion without reason or control.
    As, may be, the present and coming age.

    Sadly.
    Perhaps she will become “cropped and rotated” to realize her, and a true, perspective.”

    My goodness. These are children. Let us not get carried away.

  • janyuary

    She’s delightful, but her musical accomplishments are, IMO, predictable, is the only word. Technology is making people appear to have much more ability than they do in reality, and that same technology as a crutch stunts their growth and development.

    Do you know the best way to use a digital tuner for any stringed instrument (bass guitar, guitar, or any stringed orchestral instrument)?
    The same way as Jose Feliciano would use one.

    Using the eyes for the most basic musical chore, tuning four to six strings (or up to 8 and 12 on double-stringed critters like mandos and fancy guitars) is a bad idea for all except professional musicians in a very loud venue. But used as they are today, digital tuners are thieves. They are like a crutch that ends up making healthy muscles atrophy. It breaks my heart when I see young folks thinking it’s something amazing (it’s not) when I tune my violin sans digital tuner but by reference of hearing a proper “A” on a tuning fork, from a lead player, or even calling up 440 hz on the computer.

    So again … I think the girl is cute and has a lot of enthusiasm that moves the heart, but her actual musical talent is nothing that particularly moves my musical spirit. The technology dominates.

    However I am happily confident that when it all comes out in the wash, music in the human spirit will always prevail … this little girl also epitomizes that dynamic. She will be liberated when the technology is removed and she must make music with nothing but string, wood, and ear.

  • pzatchok

    I like the enthusiasm.

    I hope she dues not lose it.

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