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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
CMike transcribed some of the conversation
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.
The Washington Nationals jumped out to an early lead and beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 in the series opener in Coors Field. Ian Desmond continued to crush in Colorado with a 5 for 5 night at the plate.
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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Tonight pro fighter Ian Rammel will join us. We will talk with the Strikeforce and Bellator vet about his upcoming vet versus fellow Bellator veteran Rob White. The two are set to meet in less than two weeks at Absolute Action MMA 40 in Williamstown Kentucky.
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We will be talking sports and having fun doing it. Expected to be joined by actor and one of the stars of "Murder in the First" Ian Anthony Dale, who will discuss the show and more. Also, Minnesota Vikings S Kurt Coleman, who will discuss Vikings mIni camp and more. Also, we will be talking all things NBA Free agency, Where does Lebron go? Does the Big 3 in Miami stay together? Where will Carmelo Anthony land? Also, MLB, NFL and so much more. Listen @ Blogtalkradio.com/pgant or call 646-727-3070
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The @a2iwheels/www.a2iwheelandtire.com guestline presents Ian Casselberry during Tuesday's edition of Sports in the Mitten with Adam Biggers and John Gustin.
One of the Web's top baseball bloggers, Casselberry is a show favorite who has his finger on the pulse of Major League Baseball, including the Detroit Tigers. All-Star Game snubs? Tigers in the Mid-Summer Classic, saying goodbye to Derek Jeter and more.
Also, the Summer of LeBron is in full swing, with recent reports suggesting that King James could head home to Cleveland. Melo to the Lakers? Plus Pistons talk.
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