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.
The COVID vaccine is being distributed by New York State authorities with the same dismissive attitude that is a hallmark of their policy making toward the elderly and the unborn. • Age may be the demographic that defined the state’s COVID-19 fatalities; but it’s politics that defines who gets the vaccine. • A teacher who has already received the vaccine told me that he had been networked with the time vaccine appointments would be available, and on the dot used his smart phone and laptop together to grab a slot before they were gone in minutes. How can the county’s rural elderly; without prior notification, many without computers, good vision, and even the ability to move their fingers without pain, compete with that? • I have been unable to schedule a vaccine appointment for my mother, and called the County hot-line: I told them she was 97 years old, with heart disease, high blood-pressure and a pacemaker — they replied: “Everyone thinks they’re at risk.” • The sum-total of their help was to say: “Just keep trying.” • Now you know what happened with the Nursing Homes.