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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The Last Day

An evening pause: This short Israeli film seems pertinent as I leave for Israel again to visit family. The film was made before 2012, and attempts to portray a moment in the future.

When I first scheduled this, I suggested that people make sure they read the analysis at the youtube website. Youtube however has terminated this filmmaker’s account. I wonder why. Could it be because some from the Islamic world complained? Could it be that some within the google/youtube world didn’t like its message?

The video is still on youtube, however, posted by others. Freedom lives, even as some try to squelch it.

Hat tip Jim Mallamace.


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  • wayne

    –interestingly, if you try to watch this at the YouTube site itself, it’s tagged as age-restricted and they force you to sign in to view it.
    I’d be interested if anyone else encountered this.

    tangentially– I reference a lot of YouTube video links.
    >Everyone should be aware– whenever you right-click to copy a link at YouTube, you give Alphabet permission to “access your computer.”
    >Those are persistent cookies, and if you don’t delete them entirely, Alphabet will begin to “customize your web experience,” in all sorts of distorted ways.
    Personally, I use CCleaner literally every 15 minutes while I’m on line. (Cleans my cache & all sorts of other junk) And for Windows in particular— your browser is open & running in the back-ground more than your realize. (Windows calls the Mothership every day & downloads all your “telemetry.” It’s for your own good, so nothing to see here… right!)

    And while I’m at it— I just suffered through another huge, April cumulative-update for Windows, and the new Windows 10 “Creators Update” version is going to be pushed out soon.

  • Wayne: Once again I suggest you find an old computer (or buy a used one) and install Linux. You will quickly discover how much better a computer experience it is.

  • Robert Pratt

    Truly powerful. A possibility all face but none more than those in Israel and maybe South Korea. Peace through strength.

  • LocalFluff

    That’s how it is everywhere where arapes live. Not any less in Saudinavia, the feminist-islamic-climate politics state that occupies the area where I live. Terrorism has nothing at all to do with politics. It is the lifestyle of the arapes since a thousand years. Can’t get rid of it without getting rid of the arapes.

  • LocalFluff

    Let’s see now, 4 billion kilogram of oil produced in the world each year, is that right? And 3/4 of arapes is water. So at 50 kg each, 200 million or so arapes contain about a whole year of oil production in the world! If we cook and recycle them to become something useful.
    -Heat up the oven again, Aribert! We’ve got a new customer.

  • LocalFluff

    My calculation above might be a bit off. We all miss Adolf Eichmann who took care of that logistics stuff. We’ll just add a few more this time to make up for the error bars. Is there an Eichmann museum in Israel? If I were prime minister of Israel I’d insist on all negotiation with the enemies, i.e. all neighbors as it is, would take place in the very hall where his gallows is preserved. Just with the knot untied to get rid of the corpse. Because nazis smell when they are dead too.

    Seriously, I hope you enjoy your vacation. If anything I’d be interested in learning what the Israeli public thinks about Erdogan. To me it looks as if Turkey is become a new Iran. Maybe opposing Iran, but still a huge new source of problems. And some common interests as in exterminating all kurds (and the jews next?). Didn’t Israel and Turkey have good relations just a decade ago or so?

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