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.
“Scientific protocols: Don’t protect us from harm – They protect scientists from accountability.” An important part of today’s regulatory process is how well it works to protect the interests of those who are regulated. We are a country filled with ineffectual environmental regulations; that effectively protect the polluters. Methods that “sustainably catch” the one kind of fish; while they are devastating to another. The slippery-sliding codes of “USDA Organic.” “Voluntary guidelines” and “Best” practices – best for who? Science’s disastrous history of the importation and introduction of already existing species; has in no way reduced their willingness to create and release new organisms of unknown potentialities and repercussions. So don’t look at it as putting your fingers in a grinder — look at it as getting a free multi-articulating myoelectric prosthetic hand. The road to hell is paved with good credentials.