Postcards from Ecotopia

old new lefty

old new lefty
alienation, discontent
September 16
Making trouble whenever possible
virgin novelist, middle school teacher for the morally handicapped, government bureaucrat, most famous unknown photographer in LA, PhD dropout, coat hanger sorter, presidential campaign worker, sewer worker, and retired guy -- but not in that order.


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DECEMBER 20, 2013 4:36AM

DPRK: The Scorpion Stings Itself

The recent actions in North Korea have put every surrounding power on at least medium military alert. The acts of the new boy king, Kim Jong-Un are truly hair-raising, and experts say that another provocation from the DPRK is inevitable soon, possibly in January.

The reasons for this situation go bac… Read full post »

DECEMBER 13, 2013 6:32AM

Your Daily Intelligence Briefing

Ever wonder what the President reads for breakfast?  old new lefty does it for you.


  1. North Korea Kim Jong Un  executing his uncle is the first sign that the DPRK is entering its terminal stage for the regime.  Expect more fun and games in the future. What do
  2. Read full post »


JFK AND THE UNSPEAKABLE:Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass

If there is anyone who still vigorously believes that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin of JFK, you should hold your piece on getting back to me until you have read all of Douglass'… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 25, 2013 6:37AM

The Arc of History

is a curious thing.  Great waves come and go. The tide goes in, and it goes out. And sometimes it comes in cycles that occur only very rarely. And so, I have perhaps been appearing at least eccentric lately by appearing to be so bubbly, new age, and gushiness. But I… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 21, 2013 4:19AM

TPP: Is It On The Ropes?



The Transpacific Partnership has certainly had a bad billing from the left and labor. To listen to them, you would think that the TPP was Satan on steroids, and that big business was steamrolling the monster over Congress, and there was very little that anyone could do to stop… Read full post »


 I've been thinking about this post for a long time. We are collectively living in an epoch more astounding, more critical, more life threatening, and more exciting than perhaps any time in human history.

There are the unholy monsters of peak oil (and multiple natural resource depl… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 7, 2013 7:04AM

What I did on my sumer vacation

By Old New Lefty.

 I know. I get one grade deducted because I mispelled a word in the title. But I have been a busy little beaver lately, and this is one reason why I haven'been hanging out in this dive much. Besides, I got your attention, didn't I?

To make… Read full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2013 7:16AM

old new lefty does political science?!


 Actual photo of old new lefty taken by FBI spy attending Ecotopia University Political Science Symposium.


Old new lefty is a political scientist. At least I was last week when I attended a symposium of the  University of Ecotopia (The Fighting Wombats!) Political Scien… Read full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2013 11:01PM

I told you so!


 Mr. Smarty Pants, here.  I've been quiet for the entire duration of this government shutdown fiasco, but I'm finally putting on my bragging hat.

 In every respect, the government shutdown was the greatest non-event since Comet Kohutek.  Millions of words, hundreds o… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2013 7:25AM

BRAIN FARTS (part ii)


 Any you got in your medicine cabinet is fine by me.


Now is the time to socially overreach.  Go above and beyond your class, social, and economic level, and start chillaxing with the rich, famous, and powerful. Makes no… Read full post »

OCTOBER 9, 2013 3:01PM

A Modest Proposal


I hear a lot of screaming going on about the government shutdown.  A lot of people are really mad. There's talk about the end of the world. Under circumstances like these, it's probably better not to watch too much television. It'll get your blood pressure up way too high.

I'm… Read full post »

OCTOBER 2, 2013 12:15PM



Conservatives rightly sneered when Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize.  After all, it was pretty much equivalent to a freshman college football player winning the Heisman Trophy for suiting up for his first game.  And as we all know, there've been plenty of reasons during… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 1:50AM

Barack Obama Is Our Anthony Eden


 Nobody really knows who Anthony Eden was back in the 1950s, but this thought came to me after reading Dilip Hiro's latest piece for Tomgram (the Nation Institute), entitled No One Is Listening to the Planet's Sole Superpower. But before we compare POTUS #44 to a now obscure British Prim… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 4:59AM

Wheels within wheels within wheels ...


I'm psychedlic tonight -- a degenerate hippy who's nothing but a ghost of the 1960s -- so I deserve absolutely no respect at all, particularly from the highest strata of society that controls all the money. Dare I say that we are all living in a penultimate unsustainable period in… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 2:56AM

SYRIA: How It Could Go Down From Here



The scenario I'm proposing for Syria is totally amoral. No doubt there are so many powerful interest groups that would align against this course of action that it's 100% guaranteed to be a non-starter. And the future is still the future.

However, nations behave in particular way… Read full post »



It took me a long time to wrap my brain around this gigantic train wreck of events regarding Syria in the last week or so. Trying to make sense of this triple-reverse Statue of Liberty play of foreign policy has left just about everyone in the dust scratching their… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 9:42AM

mind farts

This time, I have nothing weighty to say.  Instead I'll let all that pain medication do the talknig for me.


Syria is loooooking good!  Favorable outcome all over the place.  Is Obama a genius or retard?  It doesn't matter. Favorable outcomes are all that matter.


Econ… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 8:19AM

this site

Open Salon is turning into a ghost town.  The only people left are the seriously retarded who are behind the technological curve.  But that's probably all right.  In the meantime, I'll just try  to make as much trouble as I possibly can.  Feeling pretty full of myself.  … Read full post »


The run up to some kind of military action against Syria by the USA is unfortunately inevitable. And even the mainstream media is having a hard time peddling this manure, as it's obvious that only 9% of the American population supports such a move.  Interestingly enough, normally h… Read full post »

First, let me say it -- I've been ignoring you on purpose.  I might live to be 100 years old, but I might die tomorrow.  So I've had other more pressing obligations to get off of my chest.  You see, I have this insane art project -- a work in progress.… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2013 1:44AM

My Most Famous Ghost


 I am lucky enough to live in a huge house on a forested hill.  A timber baron/gold mine owner built my house in 1928, But unfortunately the Great Depression hit, and he lost just about everything.  So he committed suicide here in 1931. I think I met the guy when… Read full post »

JULY 24, 2013 3:22AM

IMMIGRATION: Another Dirty Deal


You can be something of an expert about immigration if you cross the border between the US and other countries repeatedly, particularly Mexico. I have gone through San Ysidro, California's border crossing more times than anywhere else, and it is truly something to behold -- and I mean that in… Read full post »

JULY 10, 2013 8:44AM

NSA: The Empire Strikes Back


The dominant narrative, the Washington consensus -- it's all the same. There is a seamless interface among the 1%.  It makes no difference whether it's CBS, ABC, NBC, or the Washington Post and New York Times. Democrat or Republican mean nothing. The establishment and the loyal opp… Read full post »



When we last left part 1, we knew from reading an article in the Nation magazine that Barrett Brown had uncovered a story detailing the incestuous relationship between the national security establishment, its contractors, and the defense of the 1% against people who would… Read full post »

Yes, boys and girls -- it's really that scary!
Sometimes politics is a horror show. This is certainly one of those times.  The NSA cause d'jour has revealed many scary things that we've all known about once we saw those Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator movies. But at tim… Read full post »