No Royal Commission into ABC misuse of funds for purposes of pushing an agenda
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I'm starting a counter petition to cancel out another petition. They think that by covering such controversial positions as "gay people exist" that the ABC is creating "SOCIAL JUSTICE like content" (scare quotes intentional).
My petition is intended to cancel out that other petition as the ABC has a responsibility to reflect the society as a whole, not just the prudish, repressed, and usually overly religious segment that is rapidly losing importance in today's society.
I post the complete unedited wording of that other petition so they can embarrass themselves in their own words. [My comments are in square brackets]
"The ABC is a broadcasting agency funded almost exclusively by the Australian Federal Government and as an extension the tax payers of Australia receiving over 1 billion dollars in funding in 2018-2019." [Yep, ALL of Australian taxpayers fund it, not just you]
"The ABC prides itself as "Australia's leading source of information and entertainment" with its productions ranging from news to children shows. One of these productions includes ABC ME "a digital and broadcast service for Australian children" (taken from the YouTube channels own description).
Prior to the 8th of March 2018 most of the content on this channel revolved around school children and while still containing a strong left leaning message did not contain any overtly "social justice" like content. [already i'm concerned, but go on] However as mentioned on the 8/3/2018 the channel uploaded a video titled: "What it's like: to be queer". [Good. I'm glad that they are covering an important topic that is one of the leading causes in youth suicide]. While it is important for children to be educated on such matters as sexuality this kind of content is not appropriate for a tax payer funded organisation to be creating."
[Why? Why are there certain topics that relate to social matters that are off limits? Why is this inappropriate for children to talk about the life experiences of a queer person??? Why should this be covered by non-public monies?]
"On 25/3/2018 another video was uploaded titled: "What its like: to be transgender"."[oh no!!! The horror!!!]. Unlike sexuality the subject of gender identity is not something that is appropriate for children as supported by the scientific literature on the subject with 2/3 of children desisting in adolescence (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890856713001871 "
[Ok, I looked this study up, IT SAYS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU THINK IT SAYS! It's major conclusion is that the stronger the 'Gender Dysphoria' was as a child, the more likely that it would persist into adolescence. That means that the stronger the indications, then the child was more likely to be able to accurately indicate the presence of gender dysphoria FROM AN EARLY AGE. This says NOTHING about "the subject of gender identity is not something that is appropriate for children".SMDH]
"and certainly not appropriate material to be produced by a tax payer funded organisation. Finally and most recently after removing their Facebook page due the backlash caused, a video titled "The Privilege Bridge" was uploaded to Youtube on the 28/3/2018. In the video the audience is led to believe that because "Ross"is born a white male he is given a free pass in life and is able to teleport, as it were, across a river while "Stevie" a refugee must swim while in ill health. Now while its obvious a person born in a better country than someone who is not will have more advantages, the implication that a persons success is determined by skin colour and gender all the while dismissing his achievements to get to his position in a meritocracy like Australia is both racist and sexist. [way to miss the point of the lesson delivered so that a CHILD coud understand it]
This is a very clear attempt to push Marxist propaganda [say what now?] onto the children of Australia and is in violation of Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 (Part 2, 8.1.c) "to ensure that the gathering and presentation by the Corporation of news and information is accurate and impartial according to the recognized standards of objective journalism;"
It is for this reason I ask you to sign this petition in an effort to begin a Royal Commission into the misuse of funds by the ABC for the purposes of creating and promoting propaganda."
It is for this reason that I kindly ask you all to tell these regressive idiots that they are not the majority in this country and would they kindly go away.
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