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.
Who really decides Tompkins County policies? You would probably need a Congressional Committee to find out. Repeatedly sending documentary videos of the reckless and outrageous actions of thru-cutting traffic to County had no effect on their decision to forbid Sheriff’s Department patrols in rural areas. Even attempts to find out what rural residents needed to do and who we needed to talk to post traffic regulating signs met with a stone wall of silence. The only response [from an undisclosed county authority] was: • “Residents don’t decide where signs are placed. Petitions hold no merit. • Roads are posted for other reasons. • • Good luck” • All doors to rural representation are closed — and all decisions are made behind them.