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.
Life in an Ag Ghetto is like life around Chernobyl: it may look unchanged to those quickly driving by; but the poison is deep in everything — and sometimes it comes to the surface. • There’s not much biodiversity in all those thousands upon thousands of acres of Tompkins County farmland — because nothing is allowed to get in the way of the bottom line; and that includes the rural residents. • Factory farms are whole-hearted supporters of Urban Colonialist policies. The concept of food production as an overriding activity increases profits and flattens any opposition. Cornell Cooperative Extension informed the “non-farming” families in rural Lansing that they “didn’t deserve to live there,” and the most blatant environmental misconduct or health debilitating activity is treated with a blind eye or a wrist-slap. • So the next time you check a label in the grocery store; remember — there’s a little bit of a rural family ground up in there as well.
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