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.
For those like myself; who think that it is ethics that gives a government legitimacy – there’s none to be found these days. It’s a game of “give” and “take” in which our government will end up by taking all. • And it’s not just expediency in the little things; but in the basics – a foundation built on expediency is all about selling; not security. It’s about buying on credit; without a thought for those who will have to pay in the future – or what the final cost will turn out to be. • In a society brought up to ask “who?” not “what?”: when they’re told that sacrifices must be made – and to see everything in terms of how it can be used to personal advantage – “expediency” is a lie; then use of force; then desperation.