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.
Work produces a more basic reality – a reality that interacts with the physical world. Whether you call it entropy, or deterioration, or just the bit that is lost in the process; you can’t go on for long without replacing what is so surely and continuously lost. Even in theory: shuffling things around results in unavoidable loss. • Distributing money is like distributing energy; it requires that the item first be produced – through work. • Some people will tell you that no one needs to row – that you can just let the current take you there; but when you hear the falls ahead – you realize they’re talking from the safety of the riverbank. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” And anyone who tells you differently – probably has you on their menu.