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 York refuses to disclose the serious health and financial risks of living near “modern farming methods”; or the risk of those “methods” moving in next to you. • New York refuses to disclose the extent of Agricultural pollution or meaningfully regulate its sources – while at the same time requiring the 3 of the 5 voting members of all “soil and water conservation committees” be from Agriculture. • New York refuses to disclose the externalized costs of Agriculture; bragging of their economic and tax benefits, while keeping quiet about programs like the Farmer’s School Tax Credit; that pays back Agricultural entities for 50 to 100 percent of their school taxes through levying additional state taxes on the residents. • “Urban Colonialism” paints a deliberately deceptive picture of modern Agriculture; while urban and suburban populations allow themselves to be convinced and placated – “it’s our food and it’s only those people who are complaining – they shouldn’t be living there anyway.”