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.
Pages from the upcoming book as printable downloads on my WordPress site: Rural Tompkins County – The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Credentials [ https://www.ruraltompkins.com/downloads/ ]
• “Process of Elimination” Card Deck – “Standard” 52 card ATV Hazards themed deck. Print and cut out the playing cards – a page of card back images is included for double-sided printing.
• “Road Trip” Board Game – In this reimagined version of the “Handy Land” board game: You battle Urban Colonialism in a hopeless attempt to control the rising flood of thru-cutting industrial traffic. The game is won by reaching the goal of “Home Sale” and escape. Printable game board, player tokens, and cards for this “Candyland” style game are included.
• “Hate Maggots” Game – Printable spinner and Hate Maggot “memory” cards.
• “Escape from Corruption” Board Game – Every printable [and unprintable] thing you need to Escape from Corruption.
• “Proctors” Card Game – Be the first to rid your Doctrine Block of Non-conforming citizens and score 500 Privilege Points. These points can be used to offset Demerits, call Adjudication on your enemies, and increase your Block status. Print and cut out the playing cards of this “Uno” style game – a page of card back images is included for double-sided printing.