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.
“If Wisdom is extinct; how far behind are we?” In thinking back; all the cautions of arrogance, and the counselling of Wisdom have disappeared – all the governors that stop runaway pride and hubris have been removed. • Our social policies directly contradict the lives and beliefs of every notable figure of human worth and equality. • Our scientists eschew the advice of unpredictable and disastrous worldwide consequences; by covering their asses with unaccountability. • Our activists bond with the same forms and institutions as those whom they decry; in competition, rather than in opposition. • The “gadfly” is now considered a disruptive force – a noise in the “lossy” one-voice rhetoric of today’s authoritative elite. • Young people are media-fed on attractive lies; growing unnaturally, like 6 month old chickens that are bigger than an adult of the last century – and for the same purpose: money. • Everything that contradicts and competes with today’s Doctrine of Using has been relegated and erased — and that includes the wisdom and humanity of millennia. • • We’re calling on science to drive us ever faster from the scene of our crimes — but in one global world; we’re only racing more quickly to meet it as we come full circle.