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.
This series of bumper stickers will tie into a number of themes in the book. I use the COVID-19 pandemic as a social tool; an acid test that can reveal more by what it doesn’t affect then what it does. It reveals a glaring lack of compassion in a state whose governor places political doctrine and self-serving policy making above human worth. • In his daily executive updates; Cuomo always has a phrase — never featured; just a tag-line to a bunch of statistics. • “Sadly, we lost 57 New Yorkers to the virus.” “Sadly, we lost 61 New Yorkers to the virus.” “Sadly, we lost 49 New Yorkers to the virus.” New York’s unidentified elderly. • No more important than dripping faucet. An annoying background noise to the political agenda that eventually gets shut out by the brain. • I started to add them up. 6,047 since January 13th — 6,047 Human Beings. Maybe 6,100 by tomorrow. Drip . . . drip . . . drip . . .