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.
“You can’t save a leaking boat by lightening the load.” This statement can be seen as interesting on three levels. First; as an exhortation for appropriate action: it’s the leak that needs to be fixed to stop the boat from leaking. Second; as a social analogy: you cannot solve social problems by merely sacrificing people. And third; the Millennial/scientifical “quibble”: “You can save it by lightening the load; to raise the leak above the waterline.” • The legitimacy of a larger meaning or non-conforming idea can discredited by reducing it to the level of a children’s science activity, nitpicking the grammar, disputing the applicability, or calling it “fake.” • It’s been said that you can prove anything if your viewpoint is narrow enough – but it can also can be said of disproving anything. Larger ideas of human worth, belief and interaction are just too big to fit through grate of today’s Doctrinal teachings. • Their “lightened” boat may not leak; but it’s not going anywhere – becalmed in a sameness that has no direction.