The great Stalinist symbol of the state-controlled media enterprise, the ABC, has quietly changed their
slogan. It used to belong to you - you paid the taxes, and it was
(appropriately) Your ABC.
Of course some taxpayers didn't want to own a media enterprise, and
couldn't really see the justice in being forced to pay 10c a day for
something they didn't ask for or want, but the collectivist coalitions in society won the day, and the
leftist propaganda machine
still thrives to this day.
But it no longer belongs to you. It is now Everybody's
ABC. Presumably it now also belongs to everyone in the entire world -
regardless of their nationality, and regardless of whether they have any obligation to pay for it.
Of course it is still only on the Australian taxpayer who is
still forced to pay the 10c a day - so most of the Friends of the ABC can be
comforted to know they are successfully forcing every Australian
taxpayer to subsidize their chosen lifestyle - watching the lowest rating Australian
network after SBS.
All in the name of greater choice.