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.
New School Nazis? Yes, and it can be demonstrated, but here’s a simple analogy: You have three children, but you only praise two of them; you tell everyone that you meet how smart, caring, and wonderful they are. The third child is recounted very differently: stories about him show how he must be instructed and corrected by his other two siblings, and focus on his shortcomings and bad behavior. Does this action lead to a perception of equitable worth? Or negative stereotyping? • Make this simple experiment: Take television commercials [or TV shows, or books, or reporting, or conversation — it’s everywhere] and divide them into categories by race, gender, ethnicity, and belief: then note the differences in how people are profiled in each category. • New School Nazis? Proof 1: These actions deliberately create negative and discriminatory stereotypes. Proof 2: A refusal to change these actions — always defending and excusing them as permissible behavior. Proof 3: [You don’t want to know; but I’m afraid you will find out] Violence — they can bash you with their hate; but they can’t shame you with their love, because they don’t have it in them. Love would never make the choices they do.