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.
It’s a distinction without a difference. Shocking? Look around. • It’s like the story about the frog: If it’s put in boiling water; it jumps out – but if it’s put in cool water, and you gradually increase the temperature – you can boil it to death. • If you took a snapshot of today – hate targeting people by race, gender, and age – repressive measures by an increasingly authoritarian government – how would you match it up in history? • Concentration camps and Gulags? They’re just a few years away. You can say; “No it’s not.” — but where is your evidence? Where is the social underpinning of love and human worth? Love and compassion would never do what is being done — only hate. • It’s your actions that define you – not your ideological excuses.