“Cornithaca County” is a fictitious name for a real future. The first part of this book will contain stories, games, jokes, and activities that dissect the actions and intent of elitist policy making in the county. The second part will document actual incidents and issues that raise questions about the conduct of those who have been entrusted with the welfare of the public at large. At the end of the book, I will present a powerful circumstantial case — and a chilling denouement.
I’m Doug from the inside out, and these books are a part, but just a part, of me.
I’m very independent in thought and action, so a conventional appearance is restful, protective, and a little amusing.
I like and respect people with very different views from my own.
The Rural Social Justice thread in these books is the armature that gives structure to pieces intended to provoke, inspire and feed the reader’s thinking and imagination.
Few people will read them; but it only takes one to make all the difference.
I’m not passing a torch — I’m just holding the door.
July 31, 2020
These are the four pages of designs for the 106 cards used in the game; along with a guide card and the card back. • • The most disturbing aspect of these waterway remediation plans is their lack of accountability. The people involved in formulating them have nothing to lose if they are proven ineffective; and a great deal to lose by opposing the powerful interests that continue to pollute and profit. These interests in turn, can answer resident’s concerns with the “we are following all the regulations and guidelines” excuse while continuing to pollute without abatement. • As well as being worthless as a tool for remediation; regulators remove any possible effectiveness by postponing, eliminating, offsetting, and not enforcing the actions and regulations that these plans do have. • Rather than a flow of righteous concern and oversight for the world we live in; these plans will only siphon tax dollars to pay for the incentives, tax breaks and subsidies that will provide the sum total of actual benefit. • These are not plans that will fix our lakes — these are plans that are made when you don’t want to make a plan that will fix our lakes.