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.
“Protocols” are just one more example of a proactive shield that protects government policy from accountability.
One of the first stages in the Doctrinal absorption of society; is to protect all those who work for that Doctrine: “professionals,” hangers-on, bureaucrats, and especially those rich and powerful private “partners” and supporting Institutions.
You cannot find a sector of people’s lives where “shit happens” is not an acceptable government response for the pain, poverty, and hopeless fear that so many in our country experience.
I’ve heard murders described by authorities as “an armed robbery gone wrong” — and if they don’t kill anyone, or the wounds are just debilitating: is that “an armed robbery gone right”?
If “Career Criminals” are given the dignity of a “career” – what are those who work a lifetime at low-paying, dead-end jobs given? “The wrong place at the wrong time.”
Doctrine does not recognize human worth — just human use.