Saturday, May 06, 2017

Heard them laughing in the corridor .

About others who constantly talk" Values"
after all at ABC there is no need for values because we are all good ( don't need to have this discussion ) , and
All your values are as good as my values , Anyone who talks too much about their values is intolerant That's that other group over there an boy are they bad .
Nervous laughter , Hypocritical laughter or just noise to cover a blank space .

True independent journalism - or a bunch of predictable religious reactionaries

If there was one chorus the ABC hum it would be the above one TIJ. They have convinced themselves that they are fair and open . Yet the evidence from the many who switch them off regularly is that their same old same old is the result of religion in denial -- failure to recognise that they bring their own bias to reporting and who to report .
Only if reporters did little but put a microphone in random faces we would get more independent journalism .
We also don't get independent reporting when the news feed is fulla commentary,  speculation ,same old commentators and self appointed adjudicators like Tony Jones who are controlling discussions by always moving them on.
So what would be fair characterization of OUR ABC?

Who do you think wrote this and when?
"we were anti-industry, anti-capitalism, anti-advertising, anti-selling, anti-profit, anti-patriotism, anti-monarchy, anti-Empire, anti-police, anti-armed forces, anti-bomb, anti-authority. Almost anything that made the world a freer, safer and more prosperous place, you name it, we were anti it." In particular he criticised how the opinions of ..... staff "were at odds with the majority of the audience and the electorate".[5]

Let me just tell you it was one of the finest and most respected public broadcast/writers of our time

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

War with straws

Nothing shows the  nakedness of many of the reactionaries at abcchurch than the weak targets of its troops. The reactionary young men who started Rage, Wars on everything,  are still obedient to their job descriptions  --but their programs  say nothing ,They use a lot of explosives and its colorful but its really just .......mad as hell. Even just overconfidence in identifying the enemy will kill troops when the warfare is  gorilla warfare
 Oh yes they fill our screens with images of things to fight against,   but really most of abc audience don't need the suck eggs of Checkout and Wars on waste . we don't need more navel gazing  drivel in courts to remind us that the rationalists are limited to law in their ineffective tyrannical war to change the world.   Productivity is important - it breeds optimism , touting at windmills breeds cynicism.
The schoolmasters at ABC should retire before they spend more of our money on making the gloves under the club look good . Besides some of us go,  but we don't believe .  Besides,  as is said below , children aren't following ABC schoolmasters either- and when they do the evidence,  for you dumb reactionary fact checkers , is that it just breeds cynicism.My facts VS your facts How very childish and dull esp -------when ABC has the last word .  .
One of the biggest problem with ABCchurch is that when it gets  too heavenly minded,  its of little earthly use.Good on them for trying but good intention is never enough when it comes to evil .

ABCchurch  cultivates a hiding place for cynics who don't have to grow up and be real .Who instead of reporting people from the real world , increasingly do the commentating (eg  The Drum,  Feine Qand A, Sure the desire for truth can be there , but I am saying the commitment is often  not . Takes 30 years to train a good scientist .Yet chairpersons ask " Who ask how and why"  questions without any hope of digging any deeper than the playground or colosseum or some other PC safe haven in which they operate. Sound science takes time to work through so just making it sexy is not enough .
The ongoing fiasco of Todd Sampson trying to make science sexy showsr incompetence in the subject matter
Time the ABC had a science directorate outside it , or at least just a few practical scientists within its ranks  Go on tell me who they are . The disease of non scientists in the ABC telling us scientists what we think has reached epidemic proportions in ABCTV at least.

The classic neglect of Children and young people at the ABC 
Our children are not as placid or stupid enough as to think OUR version of rage is reactionary enough , The church crowd  wouldn't know what young people are thinking , They are so bust talking ( cause they are loosing the battle) to their own old  crowd on things like Book club they wouldn't notice their own  PC.The degree to which reactionary empitiess just breeds woosiness, niceness and cynicism. The immature adults in the congregation seem to show a blind eye to their children who have learnt to hate them because they woosed out in modern reactionary selfie  pulldowns ( everyone is wrong except me ) like " please like me" .

Where in the world are the reports form Children on the ABC . so non pC  Something that really says what a sin is . That challenges them ---not panders to them . See how they struggle not to laugh when " values ' are mentioned . Its our job to make everyone laugh at ideas of " whats valuable" . Without a vision of sin,  its always other bloke who has the problem . Maybe there is no sunday school at church because the kids have seen through their parents ? If its not that it would be impossible not to get the message- pure cynicism is the go .

If only a little of the ABC budget was given to to people on "you can't say that "or community TV to produce something DIFFERENT from the boringly predictable cynical preoccupations of ABC1  

Monday, April 03, 2017

A coupe for common sense

Nothing could have prepared Tony Jones and his tight team of religious pedants from the shock of an  unexpected few words from the royal family of Hamlet territory. What do you do when someone says something heretical in church .The court as usual out of touch with the leadership.
Helle Thorning Schmidt believed in CC, so "she must be alright" to provide the perfect balance they seek on Q and A---they thought.
 Helle was apparently  perfect for that perfect balance that they strive for at this worship service on Mondays --or so they thought . Pity about the child who is unaware of the parade -the emperor wearing no clothes .
Nothing could have prepared the control group from her stepping into the crowd and being called called foul over her short statements about the very nature of Democracy ( as she herself rightly put it !!!) .
 "Of course you can insult someone ", she said to the amazement of the PC crowd .The church was rocking with unspoken calls of "heresy" .Court in session.
She must have wondered what has happened to this wonderful place of free spirits,  where they now sit on people who express them .
 For a stunned moment, the penguin in charge found it difficult to move on .His" moving on" move  normally quite effective in keeping his program and sermon series on track .

God bless them;  They took a risk last night in having Pail Kelly and Josh,  but little did they think that this honest visitor from outside would do what visitors do - tell the truth ,
They will have to make sure next time the balance is right - The team do know that they can't have more than one scientist or expert on the panel;( doctrines must be clearly put) to have more than one expert islike weighting the game in a gambling fashion -- does anyone remember how the QandA panel treated Professor Bob Carter?
Clearly the team didn't see that the other panel guests would be so wishy washy over the deep and powerful issue of words and didn't see like those guests  how the tyrannical try to rule with them --it simply didn't occur to them .This is a comfortable place to sit late at night after all .
Helle was not briefed to NOT play the political game of the moment; pretend we believe that Section 18 is OK because it was the rights ( or is it liberal lefts ) decision to try an reform it . The reactionaries will pathetically and predictably say that the word insult and offend  MUST stay.

Helle said the blasphemous words " its OK to insult " . Any reasonable thinking person would recognize that  the evil is often in the ear of the beholder -but not the PC brigade in the pews

The  pew sitters are happy to see someone crucified in court because the assertive rich one ( or anyone ) has the right to take someone to court for what they see as a crime.Crimes of ommission and good intention come to mind .
Pity they haven't read Romans 11 :8 for a while, where the author points out just a few problems with what we see and what we don't see and why .Why we have trial by jury and why we are NOT in the West clones of his old crowd --the pharisees.
Seeing a comment as insulting doesn't make it so, but the ABC and the Senate would make it so . Innocent people will NOW continue to go to court , even in houses, schools  cafes and in the street because the Hollow men in the Senate like Hinch just want to go home : when a clear winning argument is not obvious; when its all too hard and you can't please the people on your side-- or anyone in particular
Never was the left in such a bind, on the right,  than when they can only advocate doing nothing .

Never are the reactionaries ( well dome Malcolm Turnbull for easing them out of the cracks ) so evidently in a state of traumatic inertia and self imposed paralysis than when they realize they have nowhere to go (react to )but to go back and vote with the common sense of reform .

What a bunch of clowns .

The perfect balance doctrine at the ABC -

(In  superficial terms of course
 The high priests strive to get it right "You  got to fact check these things they say " - fact being a very good cover for lack of Quality and a pedant preoccupation with quantity - Hegel and history would be aghast at the teams simple doctrines. THE ABC team are so short of real scientists they miss Hegels Whiteheads and Russell's point about the nature of scientific verification and how to get things CLEAR .

Monday, August 01, 2016

Culturing Obnoxiuos Women

Leading women of Australia don't quite see their own ridiculous stance on the effect of rebellion and self centredness on our communities and theirs in particular :You may feel like being like the childish adults on Absolutely Fabulous,  but you are wrong to not resist it; deeply and effectively.

It took Lumley and Saunders ( Lateline tonight) to remind the reactionary women's club at the ABC that nothing good can come from enjoying their indulgence and their well hidden love of acting like children and scratching, cursing and self centered cruelty that is so often there somewhere. .
Don't think many of the worshipers would realize that,  to think like that was to pull yourself and your family down
 .The ABC boys are allowed to do snide and innuendo  with their tired old formula of wars on everything . Are the women allowed to do same ? Maybe they don't care if they end up like the boys- underneath ?
Why do we have to put up with the same same old tearing cynicism and innuendo,yes we are switching you all off because you are off !  Leading cynical sectors of ABC are running on plain hypocrisy and empty reactionary rebellion to any structure ---apart from their own. .How many grownups are there in there?

Joanna was at pains to point out that the "poor us sexism" that women on Emily's list play up to , is driving their own and their daughters into a go nowhere unreality.  There is nothing there!

My bet is that noone in the pews is teaching their girls self control . One can only wonder, not how absolute fabulous are their homes , but how empty, vacuous and unhappy .Cruelty isn't part of the show ,only because the AF daughter has more sense than to follow her mothers lead . Are all the sycophants to AF as wise as the actors ?

Our daughters are being  radicalized by their own mothers.  Takes more than an Imam to generate a revolution . All it takes is failure - the empty nice denial of real evil by the reactionary  modern secular age .

Monday, May 09, 2016

Judging faith on its ground effectiveness

Could be funny if it wasn't so ridiculous . The merchants of change in theory want us suddenly to believe they are interested in the sustainable. Jennifer Byrne on the book club talking on books that changed the world .

The only way  a progressive  can do this in the West with the bible and its grand literary and legal history standing in the decades of centuries is to claim , as they did on Book Club  that pre biblical history had the idea before any Hebrew or Christian .   More than a hint of denial there and only a catchphrase or token word like "the Iliad " to back it up ,
So,  quite predictably we have the sycophants on her  program dribbling out the doctrine using the Iliad aas the key -  Just what we learnt from history is of course not an issue for a Jew or a Christian , We learn nothing from history , We are far more realistic and less prone to disappointment . Clearly as other members show the only alternative story of significance has to be a dystopian vision ( hunger games a) . The convenient dystopic vision at ABC of environment as disaster area is now a littel dated. ABC priests  may believe dystopia talk can work  cause their paid , whether it does or not , but young people will not -- Thank God  
ABC breeds dystopian depression by preaching no other gospel  

 Faith in evolution ( so much part of this setup and stitch up program )doesn't work and its insertion into what is supposed to be a program about outsiders ideas becomes,  as in any church a sermon on why the chosen authors agree with us .  

So the biggest problem for this new faith in automatic progress and if you like " improving on Christianity crap " is that we need post christian ( more modern) authors to demonstrate this effect .

The constant faddishness in modern literature dissolves any credibility Jennifer Byrne tries to give to her assertion on THE BOOK CLUB . She is not helped by her guest who talks about The Hunger Games , All the presenters on the program don't realise that by asserting a progression,  they should have on the  ABC given the two millenniums of christina thinking far more independent and focused ( cf general)  oxygen than they have for decades  ,Enthusiasm for change characterises their attitude and the reason why the glass is for them ---still half empty ( and obnoxious to young people)  .

We have told our young people that its a dog eat dog world - now they believe it and any reading of The hunger games that makes it nice is pure fiction - like their ambition to improve on a workable theory of human nature that the bible has taught consistently for centuries .

there are of course modern books that have changed the world but the reality is most people in modern times have never listened to build .
"The origin of the species"  is valuable because it established the fact about natural selections role in adaption. It was one o those realities that deeply challenged not so much the authority of the Bible but the long held interpretation of it , You need something deeper than one chapter and its interpretation  to ignore the Genesis story. The bigger question is do we still accept original sin as the framework for understanding the human condition - a best approximation ; or do we have another? .

Maybe Jennifer Byrne will have some one on next week to show us how she at least has moved on her understanding . Scott Peck Rollo May , Ronald Conway  If she is right about natural progress there MUST be somebody whose ideas TRUMP those of a thousand years or so

Whatever happens  Jennifer Byrne will have to be careful because the bible is clearly progress according to her theory - maybe she can identify how specifically we have moved on  from it? - errors paradigms
Somehow I don't think she has thought it through .
As Herbert Spencer might admit if he were alive today " I invented evolution as the answer to everything" .but I know even Darwin,  who work is tight  on this  would never let anyone let the idealism get out of hand --- Evolution and adaption happens , its not a universal principle of control in nature. Unless of course , you are stuck with your DNA as the final word in your lif.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

ABC 's moral dilemmas too small and predictable

One of the clear consequences of ABC cloistering its worship around clever government is that the government is not so clever . You have to worship something and the object of their worship is thick.

The ultimate consequence of their decades long faith that government (and its ally -public opinion care) is that the volunteers and onlookers may stop caring as well .   We pay them to care so let them get on with it  - these institutions  simply do not  care very well without constant reform from the ground up . These institutes in cares name will dissolve out the care if they are run purely on material grounds. s  .

Give us a break from G Doogue and  Tony Jones  whose predictable structure and patronising ignorance limits  the discussion possible.
They have had their chance to lead - give someone else a go!!!!!!!
 The only moral decision  Doogue thinks is out there  is 'assylum '. What about the rebellion  of young people and the attractiveness of islam in the moral vacuousness they have created over the last 20 years  ?

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fanatical and about to fall

Mark Scott's legacy may well be to see the ABC's reserve of credibility seriously eroded when its failure to fact check all the half truths it has portrayed as proofs of sea level rise over a decade finally addressed by scientists .(eg  Kurabati )
The ABC does a really poor job of representing science  in spite of its high advocacy.   The reasons are documented elsewhere and by science prophets from the past.   It would be amazing if the ABC reverse themselves out of the cul de sac by themselves , but as our forebears taught us - better to confess than go on in denial .

Like the attempt to shore up the shoreline on rising sea levels , the tide will turn and they will have, for the sake of history , to be identified as playing  a role for a whole decade in muddying the waters .
If they can't get these political and scientifically sensitive matters right what other things should we trust them about ?
Its especially dangerous for our public broadcaster because the game of giving each side a fair go is often met ( in a statistical sense ) but not when the controversy runs deeper and the conservation needs to be deeper ( qualitative and speculative ) The idea of proving things work should not be left up to the media and political class. ABC needs to employ and publish work from practicing professional scientists.
. The ABC have yet to realise that it would be innovative and productive to link to sites which at least put another point of view . All Talk back hosts religiously guard their sense of control by not allowing sensible callers to converse with each other - which would mean the conversation  would really move on .  ABC are no better than commercials at the moment in  not doing this .  I no longer listen partly because of this monotony and predictableness. So much for festivals of dangerous ideas ,