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.
Institutionalizing disaster. We don’t learn from our mistakes; we incorporate them. The New Normal is all about normalizing the results of disastrous choices – the cost of doing business as usual. You could call it “Sanitizing Satan”: the righteous evil of our times. • And it’s not just the usual suspects: the corporations, the special interests, the “rich” – our government plays political “patty cake” with wrongdoers; while sanitizing the issue and their own refusal to protect the people and the environment. Here’s how NOAA cleverly sanitizes the unabated and unchecked Agricultural pollution that feeds and maintains the ”Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico: • “It begins innocently enough. Farmers use fertilizers to increase the output of their crops so that we can have more food on our tables and more food to sell to the rest of the world.” • Even if it began “innocently enough” – it’s been continued and increased knowingly for decades. “Farmers use fertilizers” “so that we can have more food on the table” – It’s our fault; they did it for us – “food to sell to the rest of the world” they’re helping the Economy, and feeding the world. A great job of sanitizing in 35 words.