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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One Voice Children’s Choir – America the Beautiful

An evenig pause: Man, do these kids belt this out.

This was once a standard that all kids sang in school. I doubt they teach it anymore. Even when they did, they would rarely make the meaning of the lyrics very clear (Read them all, they are quite profound). Consider for example the most well know first chorus:

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

It asks for God’s grace, demands goodness from us all, for the sake of brotherhood.. I’ll take that aspiration any day over the modern hateful, diversive Marxist ideologies of critical race theory that strives to tear people apart and instill distrust and racial bigotry.

Hat tip Dan Morris.


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  • Alex Andrite

    … now where is my Kleenex box ? ….

  • Questioner

    What is the common shared culture that defines America and is an important part of the identity of the American people? Is it American folk music for example?

  • wayne

    I’m totally convinced a lot of our current problems (on one level) involve a distinct lack of shared-cultural-experiences, for want of a more precisely descriptive phrase. And more-n-more I’m convinced it results from the intentional destruction of our shared national history.
    It’s beyond one thing, it’s the American Experience, so to speak. (And that includes American folk-music)

    Highly suggest some Tocqueville. Democracy In America specifically, it’s really not a heavy-duty political theory book so much as it is a very detailed picture of a wide range of what it is to be an American, in America.

    Alexis de Tocqueville
    Democracy in America

  • wayne

    Mapping How Americans Talk –

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