Jim Ritchie: Not quite a Truckee local, yet

I am somewhat amused to have become an apparent sub-topic of a metaphorical game of “telephone” within the opinion page.

For the record, I departed Palo Alto 56 years ago — apparently before it became a socialist cesspool — for Cal and the Marine Corps. Opposing forces of radical mind control that have probably twisted my psyche beyond repair, thus my odd personality. When I moved to Truckee 37 years ago I was advised that it took 40 years to be considered a “local”, so still working on that.

What now concerns me: Am I now an “Us” or a “Them”?

To help others to determine my deserved status, and therefore relative value, I strongly urge everyone to read “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson. Absolutely astounding. I encourage full and open discussion.

Jim Ritchie


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