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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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Yes, Minister – The Rhodesia Solution

An evening pause: Modern government at its best!

Hat tip Phill Oltmann.


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  • Andrew_W

    Yes Minister was a great series and well written, a good illustration that the prime function of any large bureaucracy is to look after those within it, like a society of it’s own, but a parasitic society.

    Did Yes Minister get much time on US TV screens?

  • Jay

    Most of the BBC comedy shows in my neck of the woods play on PBS. This was one of them, but it was not played as much as – “Are you being Served”, “Allo, Allo”, “Keeping up appearances”, “Blackadder”, and “Red Dwarf”. Fawlty Towers is a cult classic.
    The funny thing is PBS plays more British shows than BBC America!

  • Andrew_W

    Another from Yes Minister on the bureaucracy looking after itself.

  • Alex Andrite

    “… smudge it all over …….”
    Brilliant !

    I just MUST pass that over to Joe and his staff. Perhaps others as well ?

    Any ideas out there ?

    Love it Mr.Z., thanks.

  • LocalFluff

    On the theme of absurd policies, on Wednesday the EU bans menthol cigarettes. I didn’t know that menthol is more dangerous to the health than tobacco! Sweden has recently banned owning more than one magazine per firearm (we’ve got many hunters). Strangely enough, it hasn’t curbed the rise in criminal shootings.

    In the same vein, I’ve began insulting people with measure. Like the woman who spent minutes in the grocery shop queue searching for her credit card in her gigantic hand bag. I said I wish that she be cursed so that her paper bag breaks when she walks to the car. That her papaya fruit is rotten inside. That her cat has overturned her vase when she was out. So that justice is appropriately served.

  • wayne

    Ref “time on US TV screens,”–primarily on local PBS (Public Broadcasting) stations. We don’t have a monolithic ‘pbs,’ there is a national-feed available for news and expensive shows like NOVA, but each local station bought their own packages, BBC being a major source.)
    [Tangentially, “Dr. WHO,” was always popular fair on my PBS station, despite it’s hefty cost. But on the flip-side, the Whovians always ponied up the donations at dreaded “pledge-week” time.]

    ((–I could possibly see a need for “PBS,” 40 years ago, but it’s mainly a tax-payer funded, hate-America operation, now, and should be defunded.))

    Yes, BBC America is sorta a disappointment. I like the Star-Trek, but…where’s the good British TV?
    (…’s all at– “Acorn TV” “the best British TV Streaming, On Demand, Commercial Free.” You can get a month for free….)

  • Edward

    LocalFluff wrote: “Strangely enough, it hasn’t curbed the rise in criminal shootings.

    This is strange? The U.S. long ago noticed that criminals are further emboldened every time the law abiding are further limited in their own protective firepower. It is too bad that other countries do not learn from our mistakes. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

  • Phill O

    The USA will remain the lighthouse for the world for 4 1/2 years IMHO. I can not see rational people voting for Joe!

    But there in lies the rub “Rational”

  • wayne

    Ref–“EU bans menthol cigarettes.”
    We were on track to ban menthol cigarettes here in the United States but that was put on hold +/- 2 years ago, if I’m not mistaken.


    Nigel Farage last European Parliament Speech
    “Nigel Farage’s final speech at the EU ended very dramatically when he was cut off for ‘disobeying the rules’ ahead of the Brexit withdrawal agreement vote.”

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