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Rerun from Nov 2013. Ian Welsh has been blogging since 2003. Formerly the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist, Ian's work has appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in Pogge.ca and BlogsCanada. An editor, writer and social media consultant, Ian currently lives in Toronto.
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Jay and Ian Welsh continue the discussion rerun last week regarding the need to develop a new ideology in the face of the failure of our technocratic centrist elite to deal with the consequences of the petroleum economy:
A powerful ideology is a scary thing. If your ideology isn’t strong enough, doesn’t create enough fervent belief that people will die for it, then it won’t change the world. But if it does create that level of fervent belief, then it will be misused, so the question is simply: will this do more harm than good?
An ideology which leads to us killing a billion or more people with climate change, let me posit, is a bad ideology. At the end of its run, neo-liberalism will kill more people than Marxist-Leninism did, and will be thought of by our grandchildren as monstrous. Most of them will no more be able to understand how we submitted to it or even believed in it than we can understand how Hitler or Stalin or PolPot or Mao came to power. Hyperbole? Not in the least, because the body count is going to be phenomenal.
Ian's been raising a bit of ruckus these days. You can read about his history of the failure of the netroots to influence Democratic politics and therefore US policy makers, which engendered a number of reactions. This week we discuss the issues embodied in three of Ian's recent posts:
Baseline Predictions for the next sixty years
A New Ideology
How to Create a Viable Ideology
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Engaging the surveillance state, good news and bad. Editor, writer & social media consultant Ian Welsh - "The horizon is not so far as we can see, but as far as we can imagine" - comes by to continue his extended conversation with host Jay Ackroyd.
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Toronto based social media consultant, editor and writer Ian Welsh writes at IanWelsh.com. Formerly the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist, his work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in Pogge.ca and BlogsCanada.
Ian and Jay talk about how the events in Boston illuminate the intelligence and military apparatus now operating in the US, in support of an increasingly oligarchic system of governance throughout much of the OECD.
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Ian and Jay discuss Ian's Nov 26 post, Default to Kindness, and climate change: the actual existential threat to the industrialized world; in the context of Bill McKibben's July 19 Rolling Stone piece: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
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The fireworks show for the Boston Celtics has been canceled. Therefore, feel free to join the candle lighting over at Celtics Beat.
Larry H. Russell may not have a co-pilot for this week’s show. But the business class section is full. Ian Eagle, voice of the Brooklyn Nets on the YES Network, as well as CBS Sports, joins LHR to talk about what’s going on in Brooklyn. What’s the deal with the former Celtics Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett? Is KG definitely coming back? Why did Pierce leave? And what the heck happened with Jason Kidd? And hey, should the Celtics expect anything from Marcus Thornton?
Speaking of fireworks - it seems the only fireworks there’s been has been between Celtics blogosphere members and ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Recently, Jeff has been very critical of Rajon Rondo and his game and some fans and members of the media haven’t been too keen to Jeff’s analysis. Is it warranted? Jeff appeared on Celtics Beat last December and his recent comments have only reinforced what he said on CLNS a few months ago. Jeff will have the floor to talk Rondo, Marcus Smart, Evan Turner, and what other rumors he’s been hearing regarding the Boston Celtics.
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