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.
There may be nothing new under the sun; but there’s a new name for it. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a reverse look-up table for modern policies and social theories – a way to see how many times over the millennia the same goods have been repackaged and sold as a “new” solution to human social behavior and interaction – and their cost in human lives and misery. • So many of today’s grandiose social ideas come with a grandiose sense of importance – the kind of importance that leads to totalitarian oppression. Full disclosure and full exposure of all government policies and statistics would turn the tables; politicians – instead of saying what we should do – would have to answer for what they did — and that might make all the difference.