This book uses a mix of “activity book” games and puzzles, social awareness bumper stickers, advertisements, billboards, posters and re-imagined old school videogame screenshots that deconstruct the impenetrable façade of government policy making, and help promote critical thinking through interactive play. A unique book for hungry minds.
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.
Every day it seems: Cornell’s foot comes down harder on the necks of the county’s rural residents – Cornell’s resettlement of the surrounding rural towns and takeover of the town governments is aided by a lockstep media; and by a stream of planning experts: all presenting and promoting the plans that best suit Cornell’s corporate agenda of expansion and profit.
Cornell’s “Agriculture Protection Plan”: “protects” a small group of influential millionaire farmers from the increasingly poor and marginalized “non-farming” 95% of the rural population – whom Cornell states: “don’t deserve to live there” – living in trailers and 3-and-4 generations in old wood-framed houses — that the County just assessed up another 5% this year.
And, contrary to the American Planning Association’s teachings; to redevelop urban areas with existing infrastructure, mass transit, and walkability to jobs – Cornell has pushed through approval to bulldoze our rural greenspaces; and build a new infrastructure with municipal water and sewers for thousands of housing units for Ithaca’s unwanted poor, and its workers: young families with children; needing schools and many other services — while the Town’s [Cornell ghost written] Comprehensive Plan defends it by claiming that this will actually decrease taxes and maintain the rural character.