This book has grown; not as a sequel; but from the same roots. It embodies my decision to be more confrontational – and my beliefs of human worth, and worth of creativity and independent thought.
In some ways; this book gives graphical life to the documentary evidence set down in “Tompkins County and Tammany Hall”; but it also is more open to solution and love than a recounting of the past, even an impassioned one, can be.
To those who say; “How dare you claim that we are doing evil” – I reply: “How dare you do what you are doing; and claim otherwise.”
“All Roads Lead to Cornithaca”: another Satirical – Teaching – Thinking – Investigative – Activity – Game – Puzzle – Poem – Essay – Troublesome – Inspiring – Non-Conforming – Ranting – Embarrassing – Inexcusable – book.
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.
It was in the late 50s when I ordered a civil war set from a comic book ad. There were an amazing number of pieces for the price; but the ad had drawings that showed the actual size, so I was reassured. A small cardboard box arrived. It contained the advertised number of pieces of the advertised size — in embossed, flat plastic with little feet to keep them from falling over. • It was my desire that had turned them into the unaffordable object of my dreams. • More than half-a-century later; politicians are presenting monolithic regulations like Form Based Codes as solutions to the complexities of human interaction. • The only truth behind these presentations is that government will gain considerably more power in deciding how people will live. That it will be used for our benefit is only the product of our dreams.