Very, very, very bad.
Apropos of Peter’s post below on the decline of California, I too fell for the hoax, albeit only until I came to the “STASI” reference, which should have been clue enough for the Dartmouth man. But this offers the opportunity to call my latest piece on PJ Media to the attention of the Ricochetti. In it, I lament the fallen state of Los Angeles, where I was born and raised, and where I once assumed I would always live. I don’t anymore, for reasons I explain in the piece. California’s downfall is but an echo of L.A.’s, or maybe it’s the other way around.
Some of the commenters on the PJM site made a good point, to wit, that in leaving Los Angeles for the suburbs the Dunphy family did not move far enough, and that L.A.’s Detroit-like death spiral will eventually claim the community I now call home. I fear that may be true.
And if we’re forced to flee California altogether, I ask you, the loyal Ricochetti, where should we go?