The Dieterle paternal line has the haplogroup EL-677. E-L677 is also designated E-V22, of which it is said: "E-V22 is found primarily in western Ethiopia, northern Egypt and in the southern Levant. In Europe it is therefore associated with the Phoenicians and the Jews. The Phoenicians could have disseminated E-V22 to Sicily, Sardinia, southern Spain and the Maghreb, and the Jews to Greece and mainland Italy and Spain." The founding of this haplogroup dates to about 11,000 years ago.
I took a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) test, whose results classified me as an INTJ. This is a fairly rare type out of the sixteen personality types of the Myers-Briggs system. INTP stands for Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging. INTJs are energized by time alone (Introverted), focus on ideas and concepts rather than facts and details (iNtuitive), make decisions based on logic and reason (Thinking) and prefer to be planned and organized rather than spontaneous and flexible (Judging).
1945 — Orlando, Florida.
1946 - 1949 — Columbus, Ohio.
1949 — Denver, Colorado.
1950 — 320 Shreveport Road, Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, Louisiana.
1950 - 1957 — State College, Pennsylvania.
1957 - 1959 — Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, Louisiana.
1959 - 1960 — Dayton, Ohio.
1960 - 1962 — Ankara, Turkey. In 1961, we took an automobile trip through Istanbul, Turkey, to Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Austria, Germany, northern Italy (Milan), Trieste, and back to Ankara, Turkey.
1962 - 1963 — Hamilton, AFB, Marin County, California.
1964 - 1967 — Novato, Marin County, California.
1967 — Ft. Lewis, Washington (Basic Training). "Tigerland", Ft. Polk, Louisiana (Advanced Individual Training, Infantry).
1967 - 1968 — Vietnam, III Corps Area of Operation (Bon Song Plain, An Lao Valley); I Corps AO (Quang Tri Provence, A Shau Valley).
1968 — Ft. Ord, California; Camp Roberts, San Luis Obispo, California.
1969 - 1972 — 6 Carmen Court, Novato, Marin County, California.
1972 - present (2021) — Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
In the summer of 1959, we moved to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. We moved into a pink apartment building, about a dozen stories tall. I seem to recall that it was on Küyük St., but such a street cannot be found on contemporary maps. Turkey was in the process of modernizing, so construction was taking place seemingly everywhere, including across the street from us. After about a year in country, we took a trip to Istanbul for several days. There we saw Sancta Sophia and the Blue Mosque, as well as as the Imperial Ottoman Treasury, Topkapi. We also took a week long trip to Greece by automobile. We saw Athens, the Acropolis, Corinth, and drove through a tiny village, which is all there is today of Sparta. We had a short outing to one of the Ægean isles, where we ate lunch. In Ankara, I went to Ankara Dependents School, which housed grades Kindergarten through 12th grade in a single 4-story building. In those times, high schools still had initiations for the freshman class. I had to show up with my clothes on backwards, and my shoes on the wrong feet. The Turks thought this really bizarre as we stood waiting for our school bus. Once at school, I had to push a shelled peanut down the length of the corridor with my nose, and sundry other things of a like character.
My mother told me that death was like going to sleep and never awakening. It seemed to me at age 5 that it was realistic to suppose the dead to be permanently unconscious, to have, in effect, disappeared forever. Yet I continued on believing that there was a god and that you could plead with him through your clasped hands. One day, about the same age, my friend Ronnie Korman and I both confessed that we didn't believe in Santa Claus, and we laughed at the thought of all the ridiculous charades that adults went through to create this illusion. Never did it occur to me that religion might be of this same character until I began reading philosophy at age 18. Bertrand Russell introduced me to critical thinking. After that the resurrected Jesus became a figure hardly discernible in plausibility from Santa Claus. One of the striking features about Christianity to me was that it was a religion professed by nearly everyone, but practiced by none. Its chief product seemed to be hypocrisy. So I came to be an atheist.
Having flunked out of a junior college, I now became vulnerable to the draft, and on 3 January 1967 I was drafted into the Army. I took my basic training at Ft. Lewis in Washington State. Each trainee was interviewed and asked what he most wanted to have as an MOS, and where he wished to be stationed. I was the only one in the entire battalion who answered, "Infantry and Vietnam." Since I was fat, the main focus was on food deprivation and maximal exercise. I was one of two people nominated for having given the greatest effort. I was next sent to Ft. Polk, Louisiana, for Advanced Individual Training. Near the end, we were shown the film "I am a Soldier," which was about A Co., 1/8 Cavalry, First Air Cavalry Division in the year 1966. I remarked within the hearing range of our captain how much I would like to belong to that unit. Much to my surprise, that is precisely the unit to which I was assigned.
Returning from the war, I resumed where I had left off at College of Marin, which agreed to re-enroll me. I made all A's and 2 B's, the latter two being cases of injustice. I then went to Sonoma State College, living at home in Novato and commuting by automobile. There I made straight A's in a double major of Philosophy and Political Science. Afterwards, I was accepted into the University of Minnesota.
The following peer reviewed articles were published:
After 1988, I stopped writing articles for publication, as the editors always damaged them beyond the point of toleration.
This encyclopedia is actually an original work done by me, using materials and notes collected from a great range of sources. It was begun, to the best of my recollections, in March of 1999.
When I was 5 years old, I wore an "I Like Ike" campaign button. That was the last time that I was ever a Republican. My father was somewhat conservative, but was strongly in favor of integration. The first president that I was able to vote for was Lyndon Johnson. Over time, I have become gradually more left wing, and in the primaries for the 2020 presidential election, I supported Elizabeth Warren.
|Puerto Rico Speech by Richard Dieterle, SEIU|
I suffered a mini-stroke 24 February 2014, with no severe consequences. I also have numerous timing problems with my heart (April 2022). At the time of this writing (28 April 2022), I am still alive at age 76.
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