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.
“Urban Colonialism – Bringing Civilization to the natives” I don’t know if you could rightly call this; “blowing off steam” – but taking a break from my “Tompkins County and Tammany Hall” book is at least a “calming measure.” It’s a break from the “rural bashing” and ‘land use’ covetousness that fills the Tompkins County Comprehensive Plan – a plan to annex all the rural land in the county; and expunge the rural communities that have lived in harmony with the landscape and its natural rhythms for more than two centuries. Their Plan outlines policies to turbocharge the colonial bedroom communities into mini-cities, drive out the rural natives with high taxes and repressive land use regulations, and use the land for urban food and recreational needs. Their “vision” of the world is a mirror; in which they only see themselves.