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Random Note — The ABC — Chaos as the father of opportunity

Former White House Chief of Staff to Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel once made the observation, ‘never let a good crisis go to waste’ or if you like, ‘out of chaos comes opportunity.’ Churchill said something similar but In either case, both these maxims apply to the ABC now more than ever. The remit would extend to matters of hire and fire and the shut down, merge or even sell off entire divisions, departments and under-performing networks that are being or could be duplicated in the private sector. The Triple J network for example

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Random Note — Brigid McKenzie and Captain James Cook

It’s only when the political class embarrassingly trip up on the most basic of basics on Australian history, like the Deputy Leader of the National Party, Brigid McKenzie with her gob smacking, face-palm, clanger about Captain James Cook “stepping ashore in 1788” that it gives the game away. Are we really at a point where we need to sort this fourth grade general knowledge out at pre-selection like a 1964 Miss Showgirl contest?

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Random Note — Reform at the ABC. Easy as ABC

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” they say or if you like “out of chaos comes opportunity” in which case the government should be leveraging this chaos at the ABC to create the opportunity to sack the entire board of the national broadcaster and start again.

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The War of the World (UN Global Compact on Migration) — David Samuel, The Spectator

I would like to imagine and would much prefer this to be a tin foil hat conspiracy but unfortunately it isn’t and apart from anything else this should be front and centre at the next election. “..Public awareness of the struggle is almost non-existent because, with very few exceptions, the free world’s mainstream media long ago aligned themselves with the globalists and have shamefully failed to report even the existence of this battle. But once you start to look at world events through this prism, it’s amazing how clear and easy to understand they become..”

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Random Note — The ABC’s Frankenstein Fake News

There’s was Geraldine Doogue doubling down on RN’s breakfast program on Saturday Extra on Saturday morning beating up and attempting to breathe life into the corpse of the ABC’s still born, unsubstantiated, uncorroborated Frankenstein’s monster of fake news about the Murdoch/Stokes conspiracy over Malcolm Turnbull’s demise.

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Sanity Banished, Standards Cast Down — Quadrant Online

I cannot think of a time when more people have lost their minds — opponents and erstwhile allies alike. what changed in the Sixties was a newly emerged willingness of the many to accept whacko ideas (relativism) without comment and, sometimes, as gospel. From there it was a short step to institutionalising the absurd and the offensive, incorporating acceptance of the asinine as the acid of acceptable opinion. It was the seductive appeal of tolerance to those coming of age in the Sixties that was the ace up the sleeve of those who bent on changing the world.

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Google are pushing an agenda. Here’s the proof

Official video, marked (Confidential — internal use only) from inside a meeting at Google HQ and their wailing, weeping and gnashing of teeth over how their brainstorming and tinkering with their algorithms failed to prevent Trumps win in 2016. Check for yourself ...

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Random Note — Hate speech, racism and bullying

The thing about these recently contrived and confected accusations of hate speech is that the term is ill defined, very slippery and mercurial and very much in the ear of the beholder. Often, as with shrieks and howls of racism, or in recent weeks in Canberra, bullying, with no specifics of who, what, where, when and how, hate speech is simply an all purpose, Swiss Army Knife, linguistic device deployed by those who disagree because of a paucity of skill in arguing their case and designed to close down debate and damage character and reputation.

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Random Note — Chris Kenny, ABC groupthink distorts debate we need to have — The Weekend Australian

The Orwellian boilerplate line about “Diversity is one of the ABC’s key strategic drivers” is up there with “war is peace.” Their pea and thimble trick of meaningless diversity of exotic gender, race, colour and culture is exemplified and experienced on The ABC’s panel program, The Drum, on any night of the week where the guest lineup, talking points and opinions tick the same old prescribed and predictable boxes.

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