Early-Election-Advisory-2020-Bob Davis Podcast 836

A Year Away And It’s Already Started

The 2020 election is more than a year away. Time and distance doesn’t stop the predictions about who’s running. Even more, who’s going to win. Time to come back to Earth in Early-Election-Advisory-2020-Bob Davis Podcast 836.

Sorry State Of Politics

One of the themes of my podcasts is the sorry state of politics in the United States. First of all our politics these days are driven completely by media. Social media. Cable News Channels. YouTube. Podcasting. All partisan. Usually owned by rich political operators.

Don’t Trust Everything You Read

Moreover it’s all about persuasion. Nothing we see or hear can be trusted.

Confirmation Bias

Tell us what they want to hear.

Make us feel good about it.

What I Won’t Do

Due to advocacy media, seems like the best thing I can do is tell you what I won’t do when it comes to coverage of election 2020. This kind of coverage is a great opportunity for independent voices.

Manipulation Is The Media’s Business

Certainly all the commentators and talking heads are busy convincing us of a point of view. Predicting the future, making assumptions on rumor and innuendo are the tools they use to manipulate viewers. Learn more in Early-Election-Advisory-2020-Bob Davis Podcast 836.

The Borg

Meanwhile local, state and the federal government take in huge sums of money and we don’t seem to have any control over how it’s spent. Consequently more of us feel government is the Borg. We can’t understand it, much less control it. And increasingly we don’t like this feeling.

No Predictions

Therefore with over 25 candidates for the presidency the best service I can provide is to steadfastly avoid predictions and identify my own biases.

Can’t Stand Any of Them

Finally, that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate political skill. campaign wins and losses, political brinkmanship or propaganda. I just refuse to jump in on one side or another. I also refuse to predict the future and predict outcomes. Especially outcomes based on polls.

See It For What It Is

In conclusion, I have found the best way to learn what “The American People” might be thinking, is travel and actually covering these political events.

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Separate Realities-Bob Davis Podcast 820

My friend recently said these days he feels like he woke up in a separate reality. We’ll talk about why we all feel this way in Separate Realities-Bob Davis Podcast 820.

Triggers

In addition my friend said he feels like he doesn’t know his friends anymore. He has to be careful with everything he says. It’s all too easy to provoke or ‘trigger’ people into highly emotional reactions.

Media Machine

In Separate Realities-Bob Davis Podcast 820 I talk about why we feel this way. Especially relevant is a twenty-four seven media machine. Present on all different platforms, all the time.

People We Would Never Know On Social Media

Moreover we are confronted with the emotions of those we might not have thought about at all, were it not for social media.

Political Media Matrix

In contrast it isn’t the pictures of our neighbors car or kids that’s causing this experience of living in separate realities. It’s what the political and media sphere has done with digital media technology.

Confusion Reigns

As a result of this matrix of lies and half truths we are more confused and emotionally triggered than ever before.

Slaves To A Web Of Lies

Consequently we do not realize we have become slaves to politicians and their web of lies. The media is a willing servant to them.

Your Feelings Aren’t Wrong

In conclusion it’s not my role to tell people how to live or to talk about the same thing every day. If you feel like you’re living in a separate reality from say, four or five, or ten years ago, you are not wrong.

The question is what we’re going to do about it.

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Polar Vortex-Deep Freeze-Cabin Fever-Thoughts-Bob Davis Podcast 799

Colder this weekend in Minneapolis and Chicago than Antarctica. Colder even than high noon on Mars! Spending a lot of time inside pondering the end of the government shutdown in Polar Vortex-Deep Freeze-Cabin Fever-Thoughts-Bob Davis Podcast 799.

Breaking News! Winter Is Cold!

These days theories about why winter is cold abound. An arctic polar vortex that has split in two. An impending flip in the magnetic polls? Consequently we spend a lot of time talking about the weather.

Trump Yields To Pelosi

First of all this weekend will go down in history as the moment when President Trump yielded to a newly elected congress controlled by the democratic party. At least for the next three weeks.

Air Traffic Controllers

A snafu at some of the nation’s largest airports, caused by air traffic controllers calling in sick brought the president to his knees. Finally a deal was made to reopen the thirty percent of the government that was ‘shut down’ which did not include funding for a ‘wall’ on the US Southern Border. Find out what’s next in Polar Vortex-Deep Freeze-Cabin Fever-Thoughts-Bob Davis Podcast 799.

Too Cold To Care

But the cold is the most noteworthy topic. How do you adjust to the cold? When it comes to getting out of the cold where do you go? Can’t bother to spend a lot of travel money to go someplace that is 60 degrees. People from the upper midwest, used to sub zero temperatures, have to go to the equator to get the cold out of their bones!

Freewheeling Talker

Moreover this freewheeling talker includes a lot of opinions about people yelling and screaming. Social Media. Cable News Channels. My view is we’re not getting anywhere because people are watching and listening to media that confirms their own biases. So getting to the bottom of what the situation is, or isn’t, can be difficult.

IS The Economy Booming?

A good example are assertions that the economy is ‘booming’ or that US consumers are already benefiting from ‘tax cuts‘. I’ll tell you whether this is true in Polar Vortex-Deep Freeze-Cabin Fever-Thoughts-Bob Davis Podcast 799.

In conclusion I would much rather comment on the social implications and facts rather than join the crowd predicting the future and telling you what to think,

It’s Way too cold for that!

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