Reforming Australia’s ABC While There’s Still Time

Reforming Australia’s ABC While There’s Still Time, by Stuart Lindsay.

I assert that the ABC, to an extent far greater than any other individual or corporate person, is responsible for the shutting down of public political discourse across Australia …

The ABC manifests a grotesque and undeviating leftism in what it chooses to make programmes about, in who it appoints to make them, and in the political views it allows to be expressed in them. …

All that is necessary is that the programme makers and presenters share the same underlying weltanschauung – and that can be guaranteed by ABC staff who, however unlettered they may have emerged from their university educations, have acquired the necessary patina of competence to procure a middle management position in the Human Resources ministry of this ministate. This commissioning of the half-educated radical into a position of power in civil administration has been the sine qua non of the successful cultural-Marxist colonisation of most of our public service departments, state and federal over the last 40 years, has it not? Why would the ABC be any different? …

WATCHING Q&A is an infuriating experience for many Australians because they never hear any of the panellists promote a political philosophy that even gestures at an articulation of their own. The producers and the “host” know that the conservative-de-nuit will be so constrained by the live audiences’ reaction and the perceived pressure arising from Mr.Jones’ interruptions, as to render any arguments he or she may advance anodyne and ineffectual.

It is more expedient for the ABC, however, to have a Liberal junior Minister or Greg Sheridan type occupying the chair to the right of screen, mouthing de rigueur platitudes about the discussion points of the evening than it is to leave the chair empty. That way the credit can be claimed for convening the simulacrum of a debate while the intellectually subversive dangers of actually having a debate can be avoided. Thus is the ABC project furthered. …

Science programmes do not seek to generate inquisitiveness about the natural world; rather the purpose is to proselytise faith in climate alarmism. …

The only religion given sympathetic, more often than not cordial, treatment by the ABC is Islam, and it is the only one with a substantial number of adherents actually at war with Western civilisation. …

The ABC is incapable of finding the resources or investigative zeal it brings to the pursuit of the Catholic Church for historical abuses of rogue members of its clergy, for the task of examining the genital mutilation or child marriages that occur within Moslem communities in Australia in the present day. It is a broadcaster which obsessively ventilates the most exquisite disaffections of our secular feminists while ignoring the cruelties and Koranically sanctioned domestic arrangements which so many Moslem women living amongst us must endure. …

The present leadership and membership of the Labour and the far left parties, on the other hand, many of them unionists and ethnic and other minority activists, rightly regard the ABC as a permanently available source of reinforcement of their views and as an agent of recruitment, as well as a vital resource during election campaigns. It is in the interests of these parties to protect, cosset and enlarge an unreformed ABC.