Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cutting the government umbilical-cord.

Remember the movie Failure to Launch ostensibly about the grown-up "child" that was reluctant to leave the nest? Today in Freedom Forum, David Krayden writes that the CBC is "the proverbial child who refuses to leave the security of mom and dad’s house, the CBC has shown a definite reluctance to move from state sponsorship to the real world." I couldn't agree more.

Worse than sucking from the government teat to the tune of $1.1 Billion annually, is the constant assault by the CBC mother corp on anything resembling individual liberty and responsibility. And why not?  The CBC wants nothing to do with competition, which is inextricably linked to liberty. Somehow it is the collective responsibility of Canadians to "contribute" to the CBC so it can be the glue that holds this country together. Never mind that all the private broadcasters and their employees have their own incomes taxed to pay for the CBC competition as bizarre as that is. But CBC (and most of the other broadcasters) nurture ideas like continued government funding for the arts, the doom and gloom predictions of global warming, and anything else that pushes the envelope of collectivism in Canadian political thought and society. And you are paying for this!
Have a look at David Krayden's column, and while you are at it, check out Peter Jaworski's view on Government Grants to the Arts where the CBC is mentioned but not in a good way.    

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