“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
Bureaucracy is like filter that has never been cleaned — and if you try to clean it or replace it; you’re told that you can’t without destroying the functioning of the machine. There are “no user serviceable parts” in our government’s workings. • This game embodies the futility and pointlessness of going through government channels in a bureaucracy where we pay its workers $50,000 to distribute $500; when it could be done with a $5 device: And career longevity is a gray road to a gray destination. Just follow the rules, and if you don’t get anywhere; at least you’re not getting anywhere bad.