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.
Even though 84% of New York’s COVID deaths were aged 65 years and older, and its administration is being investigated for its handling of Nursing Homes during the pandemic; State and County governments still treat these vulnerable elderly residents as a demographic not worth bothering about, or even bothering to mention. • New York’s only “Vaccine Demographic Data” is displayed on their website by the percentage of “Race & Ethnicity” and categorized by “region”: without any population data to distinguish between New York City [42% of the state’s population], and the Southern Tier [2%] — there is no age related information disclosed for any of those vaccinated. • I searched 28 of Cuomo’s “NYS Coronavirus Updates” from 1/13 to 2/23 for “elderly” and “senior”: and the only found the mention of “senior residents” receiving vaccine; as part of a NYCHA vaccination program. • On February 20th; we received a mailing from the County’s Health Department telling the “over 65” population to get vaccinations; but stressing that they do not block or make appointments, they won’t put you on a waiting list, or give advance notice of clinic locations, and advising that you should “ask a trusted family member or friend to assist.” • The motto on the envelope read: “Aging Better, Together”