New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, didn’t like the current flag of New Zealand, so he made people vote on whether to keep it or pick a new one.
The votes have been cast, and 56.6% of voters voted to keep the current flag. Only 43.2% wanted the newly-suggested design without the British Union flag on it.
“The way we see ourselves in the world and the way others see us, has changed dramatically in the past century. Our flag does not reflect those changes.” Key said back in 2014.
“We are in a tremendous position to enjoy the benefits and challenges that our inter-connected and globalised world offers.”
Some same-flag voters thought that the new flag was ugly and poorly designed; others thought that the $26 million cost to change the flag was extortionate, while others honored that the nation is descended from Europeans, particularly British and Irish, and should reflect that on the flag.
“Most people barely considered our national flag as an issue” said Professor Paul Moon, a historian at the Auckland University of Technology “until it was thrust in front of them in the form of an impending referendum.”
“We were told a new flag was needed because we were ‘more multicultural, ‘more independent’, and ‘more vibrant’ as a nation.”
In 2006, New Zealand was around 78% to 68% White, down from 92% White in 1961.
Like other Western, European countries, certain members of the political elite want to eliminate the white majority into total extinction.
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