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.
You can’t pull yourself up by your bootstraps; but today’s policy makers pretend that you can selectively repress and oppress on the basis of race and gender without doing harm. • Like a parent who argues that they only abuse their child rarely; so they should be judged on the majority of days: Their irrational rationalizing declares that you can isolate the cause from the effect; just by saying it is so. And that you can defend any evil action by minimizing the victim, and stressing the self-righteousness of your excuse. • Nothing so undercuts their paper-thin pretensions of a greater good, than a comparison with those that have fought in the cause of human worth. • It’s not surprising that today’s policies, so at odds with ethical behavior; are also at odds with the lives and beliefs of every respected figure of human dignity and equality we hold as examples: From Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King, Jr.; and from Mother Teresa to Malcolm X: their belief was that equality was unconditional — for everyone, everywhere, and always. • You can’t follow someone in the opposite direction. • Today’s policy makers are not the inheritors that cause – they are its betrayers.