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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.
Baseline Predictions for the next sixty years
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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
Ian Finkel is regarded as the World’s Greatest Xylophone Virtuoso. He has appeared and written for such stars as Michael Feinstein, Sid Caesar, Ginger Rogers, Tito Puente, Larry Gatlin, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn to name just a few. He has appeared on all major television stations, recorded for most record labels and has had successful concert tours in Japan, Korea, Canada, Mexico, England, Norway, Puerto Rico and throughout the U.S. Ian has collaborated with Philip Glass and has heard his works performed by numerous orchestras such as the American Symphony Orchestra and the Little Orchestra Society. Ian has performed in and written for numerous television shows, films, and live performances including: Love Laffs (Lifetime) with Tern Gar, Martin Mull (Showtime), Jerry Lewis Telethon, Woody Allen’s Radio Days, Emo Phillips, Judy Tenuta, Taj Mahal hotel (Atlantic City), Michael Feinstein on Broadway, Sid Caesar Show at the Village Vanguard and Broadway, Second Avenue to Broadway, Fyvush Finkel Live, Read-a-thon w/Sesame Street Players, Rainbow Wars (nominated for Academy Award), Songs from the Neighborhood (Grammy Award), It’s Up To All Of Us, Sophie Tucker In Person (Director,Writer, Orchestrator), Addicted to Show Business (Director, Writer, Arranger),Nick at Nite Music of Vic Mizzy (Adams Family, Green Acres), IBM Industrials,CNN Cable News, Port Authority, hundreds of colleges across the US andCanada (Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Peabody, etc.) Ian is thrilled to have his novels, Three Is The Charm, Sex Stories My Wife Told Me, Transmutation Blues and Vaudeville 1922 published by Denise Notermans, More4Many. www.ianfinkle.com
Tonight Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes Ian Pugh, Director of the 2015 Galactic Film Festival
Ian Pugh is known for his work on "Die Pig Die!" (2011), "Shattered Flames; Three Tales of Deadly Romance" (2012), "The Galactic Adventures of John Neptune" (2015).
He has also been selected as the 2015 Galactic Honorary Festival Director!
The Galactic Film Festival is the 1st and only "Out of this world" Indie Sci-fi Film Festival in Southern Cali and the 2nd film festival creation from the team at LJR GC Productions.
Cloverleaf Radio's hosts The Host with the Most Jimmy Falcon and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling's Gremlina welcome the return of Actor and Musician (Lead singer of the "Thomas Nicholas Band") Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas, Known for his work on such TV shows and movies as "Party of Five" "Rookie of the Year" the "American Pie" franchise "Red Band Society" "Stealing Sinatra" "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman" and SO much more! JOIN US!
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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Yes, Bobby Gonzalez picked Kentucky to go all the way ... but always included the caveat that a lot would have to go wrong for them to lose in this tourney, and a lot would have to go right for someone else to beat them.
That's exactly what happened last night.
Kentucky only made three 3-pointers, only shot 10 free throws, got outrebounded by 12 ... but more than anything else, they did not do the things they were known for, the things that got them to 38-0.
They always played to win in close games, instead of not to lose, except last night they were up 4 with under 5 minutes to go but then got very tentative with their offense, having three shot clock violations and not getting the ball into an unstoppable force, big man Karl Anthony Towns, down the stretch.
They did not get stops like they always had in the last few minutes, and ultimately Wisconsin did to Kentucky what Kentucky did to everyone else all year ... they closed out the game with all the big shots, big defensive stops and big plays down the stretch.
Coach Bo Ryan took advantage of matchups and exploited Kentucky with his multi-dimensional and multi-skilled front court of Frank Kaminsky Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes. All that was up for discussion this morning on Ian O'Connor's radio show on ESPN Radio in New York.
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.
Renowned Magic man, Author and all around Renaissance man will be joining us once again, with a possible appearance by his lovely wife. He will be talking about the formal launch of the Tredara Center as well as laying down some knowledge as usual!
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