There was a time when “polarization” meant whether or not you wanted to pay extra money to have it on your sunglasses or not.
Now it applies to the politics of the day and the so-called” extreme positions taken by either side. So why are we so “polarized” today, and is this really “the worst it’s ever been?”
Of course not, but there is something different about it today. And you can see that difference in the discussion over the “murder” of Justice Scalia and the “apples to oranges” comments of Senator Chuck Schumer.
And it all comes down to how we see “news” reported and consumed. We aren’t looking for information from which we can make an informed and well considered opinion. We’re looking for confirmation of what we already believe. And we accept the manipulation of our opinions and emotions to achieve that goal, without ever considering whether or not this is the real problem with America today?
“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dave appears on an episode of Investigation Discovery’s “Blood Relatives” which deals with a Central Valley murder in 2010. The show is a valuable lesson for today, in that it is chock full of “factually accurate things.” But when we “peel back the investigatory avocado,” what do we find?
The truth of course.
But a much different truth than we were shown and asked to accept.
The expected El Niño is growing ever stronger in the ocean. Did you know that the El Niño is yet another example of American Imperialism and destruction of the environment?
A caller has an idea for dealing with the 11 Million Illegal Immigrants that would keep them here, but not voting. What does Dave think of the idea?
Dave heads off to register Ben for Kindergarten, he’s really not ready for this…
A white South Carolina Cop murders a black man in what appears to be cold blood. This is guaranteed to stoke the fires again and provide plenty of fodder for the race debate in the entire nation;
Chinese air pollution is infecting the Central Valley, but don’t worry, we’ll still be fined for it;
the Soviets are getting frisky again and the Memories Pizza owners hit on a really good plan for what to do with all that money from the GoFundMe campaign..
OTHER STUFF WE DIDN’T GET TO ON THE SHOW:
Mexican authorities have FOUND A DRUG SMUGGLING TUNNEL to the US… wait for it.. in a wardrobe.
Apparently nearly ALL PILOTS BELIEVE IN UFO’S. It make sense. I mean, so do I. There are lots of Unidentified flying objects. Then they get ID’d and they aren’t…
As you know, I have really made an effort to “like” soccer, or futbol, as the Euro’s call it. The problem with soccer… ahem, futbol, is that the game is so stupefyingly boring that its fans are reduced to being hooligans to gain any entertainment from the game they on which they spend all their money. Then there are THESE FANS WHO CHANT ABOUT BURNING JEWS in Holland. Apart from the stunning realization that they DID in fact do this is the realization that they obviously don’t teach history in Dutch schools or these idiots would understand just how bad their own little country had it under the Nazis…
And we’ll get to this as soon as we can, but the Stockton City Council opted for Plan three on the Mayor’s Salary… they just SENT IT BACK TO THE COMMISSION WITH NO ACTION. Which I am pretty sure was not actually an option…