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.
I deny that beer had anything to do with it. I was drinking a few beers, and thinking about the “microplastics” we eat; and the plastic pollution problem – and I had an idea: Why don’t we eat all that plastic. • A little number crunching showed that 7.7 billion humans could consume all the plastic produced by eating only 3 1/2 ounces per person, per day – so I roughed out a campaign: First was to expand the recycling behavior canon by adding the “Ingest” category logo that you see – “Reduce, Reuse, Ingest, Recycle” [Maybe it would be better to call it “re-ingest.”] • Next came some catchy promo phrases: “Put your plastic where your mouth is.” “Actions speak louder than burps.” And of course: “You are what you eat.” • They used to say: “You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die.” – But now we can say: “You have to eat three tons of plastic before you die.” • As we enter the post-logic era of prioritization – eating our waste; means less waste: “It’s all our shit anyway.” • And now that I think about it – it is a Global problem; and it was Imported beer.