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.
Another article bemoaning parolees released into the community; and telling the “other side” of the story — but that’s just what they’re not doing: the other side of the story is about the victims, the victim’s family, and the victim’s friends. • The people living in neighborhoods that have been picked for the “formerly incarcerated” to “re-enter” don’t have the same detached viewpoint as reporters who see predatory behavior from the outside; debating sociology and the circle of life concepts; while driving through a game park with the windows rolled up. • The figures of recidivism they quote; all too often stand for the additional deaths of children, of fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers – and for the pain of loss and injury that can only be dealt with; never disposed of. • You’ve probably heard of the term “fake news” – maybe we need to add “fake justice.”