This book uses a mix of “activity book” games and puzzles, social awareness bumper stickers, advertisements, billboards, posters and re-imagined old school videogame screenshots that deconstruct the impenetrable façade of government policy making, and help promote critical thinking through interactive play. A unique book for hungry minds.
If someone were to ask you to do something; if there were even the smallest chance of it injuring your child – you would say; “No, I won’t gamble with the life of my child.” But when technologies inherently risk all life on earth – you are willing to take that small chance; for a small benefit.
If words like “Extinction,” and “Apocalypse” are written too big for anything but videogames and movies: you need to step back a bit.
We now have the power to do incalculable things — and we have authorities who are eager to use that power.
Government isn’t impersonal; it’s personal. It’s a matter of life and death. . . January 15, 2022.
In attempting to enlist the support of New York government to protect the poorest, most underserved, and unrepresented group in rural Lansing from the machinations of the town’s rich and influential agribusiness owners – I appealed to the state’s Environmental Justice staff through its “Environmental Justice Hotline” and was told to leave a voice mail message and they would get back to me. Three times I left a message; and never received a reply.
Next, I emailed the DEC Commissioner: using the supplied form: “The Commissioner and staff would like to hear from you” it stated – but I haven’t heard back from them yet either.
Not only did the Lansing Town Board’s “AG Zoning District” plan deny the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of those living within the new District – it openly announces its intention to override the state’s new Environmental Rights Amendment.
The lie that New York government is committed to “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people” and “the right of each person to clean air and water and a healthful environment” is a lie that is cloaked with an unnatural silence – punctuated by the cries of its rural victims.