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.
I have a cousin who would always say “don’t force it; get a bigger hammer” — if there was a big rusted bolt on the silo unloader; and all you had was a quarter-inch socket wrench — just put a three-foot pipe over the wrench handle. • Today’s super-powerful government is the “bigger hammer.” It’s the assistance that overcomes any resistance. • Don’t waste time with discussion or with debating your intentions. Things move much quicker if you don’t have to convince the public, or your neighbors. Just grab a mandate, an entitlement, or an equitability; and smash them into submission. You don’t need a good reason to play a “greater good” card; just a good friend on the committee who will deal you the right hand.
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