As my older brother lay dying of terminal cancer/COPD; he told his daughters: “I will not go gentle into that good night – I will fight,” and proceeded to live that statement day after day when doctors predicted he would be dead. If there can only be one end; then it matters all the more how you face it – so I’m returning to the battlefield of human worth with a renewed commitment. And . . . Oh, yes; I’ve been pulling my punches with the previous books – it’s time to go toe-to-toe with our evil times. This book is an in-your-face challenge to those people who refuse to show their face: And if they won’t come into the light – I’ll bring the light to them.
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.
Just as there are 4 layers of defense to protect government misconduct: 1. Discredit the source, 2. Discredit the facts, 3. Discredit the situation, 4. It’s legal anyway – there is a defense in depth for their bad decision making.
I once worked in a corporation where the top managers banded together to profess that they weren’t responsible bad decisions – it was always the fault of those below them. The receipt of bad information, and the acting on understandable ignorance are as convincing excuses as: “The dog snuck into my house and ate my homework to get me into trouble.”
I haven’t made a “bad decision exculpatory hierarchy” – but it would add a touch of bureaucratic dark humor to our descent into dissolution.