45 years of Cultural Dominance by the Political Left in Australia, by David Evans. This post got a shout-out on Sky’s Outsiders program on Sunday, and is attracting a lot of attention. It will remain at the top for a few days.
While the ALP is the main political opponent of the Liberal Party, the ABC is its main cultural opponent.
Culture is upstream of politics. So, from the point of view of the right, it is ultimately fruitless to occasionally defeat the ALP without also defeating the ABC. The ABC frames the issues for the opinion-making class in Australia, thereby defining what is politically possible. …
Without the cultural and political leadership of the ABC, the left will suddenly become much easier to defeat — just like it was before the Whitlam government.
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