Will This Be Australia’s New Flag? Calls to Drop Union Jack as Country Bids to ‘Move On’ from British Heritage

Matt Blake, Daily Mail (London), January 28, 2013

A new flag has been designed in Australia in a bid to ‘move on’ from the country’s colonial past.

Military historian Dr John Blaxland, of the Australian National University, came up with the idea because he says the current one does not embrace all aspects of Australian culture.

Rather than just a straightforward nod to the country’s British heritage, he says he wanted a flag that acknowledge Australia’s Aboriginal communities as well as its growing multiculturalism.

‘People can identify with various parts of it and see that Australia is actually a multicultural place with a rich history that reaches back for generations,’ he told the Daily Telegraph.

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His flag contains 250 dots to the left to represent the many Aboriginal dialects as well as the immigrant languages spoken on the streets of Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and other towns and cities across the nation.

There is also a red section in the shape of a boomerang, and a traditional representation in green and yellow of the Southern Cross constellation, made up of five stars – one small five-pointed star and four, larger, seven-pointed stars.

But he says he did not want to completely disregard modern Australia’s British roots and added a white stripe to ‘echo’ that on the Union Flag.

‘We can move on, we can reflect on our history but also acknowledge in the design… that we can’t completely trash the British heritage,’ he added.

‘I get the significance of the current flag, I get the significance of the Union Jack. I also get that a lot of people don’t like it. I think we need to find a compromise, something that is going to be inclusive and appeals to all Australians.’

Australian author and former rugby union player Peter FitzSimons backed calls for a new flag, saying the current one ‘is no longer a symbol that unites us (but) it divides us’.

‘Why on earth, in the 21st century, do we still have a flag that reserves 25 per cent of its acreage proclaiming our allegiance, first and foremost, to Great Britain!?’ he wrote in The Sydney Morning Herald.

‘You can’t believe in multiculturalism and support a flag that asserts the primacy of the Anglo race. We need a flag that reflects the equality of our citizens, not vaunts one lot over other.’

The new flag offering comes two days after a group of Aboriginal protesters set fire to the Australian flag outside the country’s Parliament in Canberra as the rest of the nation celebrated Australia Day.

A video captured showed protesters outside Parliament setting light to the flag and spitting on it while chanting, ‘Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.’

A day before that, riot police were called to form a human shield around Prime Minister Julia Gillard and escort her out of a Canberra restaurant after hundreds of angry protesters surrounded the building.

Australia’s national flag has remained a controversial issue ever since its invention in 1901.

Australia’s 460,000 Aborigines make up two per cent of the 21 million population, most living in remote communities or towns.

But for around 50,000 years, prior to the arrival of British Settlers in 1788, the country was occupied exclusively by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Both tribes have their own flags.

The aboriginal flag is red and black with a yellow sun at its centre while the Torres Strait Islander’s flag is green, blue and black with a white star at its centre surrounded by a white dhari (dancer’s headdress).

Both were finally recognised by the Australian government in 1995 when it granted them Flag of Australia status, under the Flags Act 1953.

On Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan reignited the debate around whether Australia should become a republic, saying the 80-year-old Bodyline cricket scandal had shown that the British could be ‘ruthless’ and self serving.

He said the English cricket team’s ‘life-threatening’ bowling tactics during the 1932 Bodyline series ‘woke Australians up’ to renounce Britain’s self-serving ‘gentlemanly values’.

‘What the Bodyline series showed.’ he wrote in a newspaper piece to coincide with Australia Day, ‘was that while we refuse to put on airs and graces, Aussies are not a ruthless, ‘whatever it takes’ people,’ he wrote.

The push for Australia to become a republic has fallen out of the spotlight since the loss of a referendum on the issue in 1999. However some polls show a possible resurgence in the idea.

A 2010 Morgan Poll that asked: ‘Do you think Australia should have a new design for our National Flag?’ was supported by 29 per cent of respondents and opposed by 66 percent, with 5 per cent uncommitted.

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  • jaundiced1

    Interesting how the black section of the flag is much bigger and appears to overtake the thin white strip. In a few generations of demographic change they can produce another new flag with the white strip removed altogether.

    Canada had a similar national flag to Australia’s called the Red Ensign which was replaced with the maple leaf flag in 1965. Many to this day fly the Red Ensign on their homes and vehicles as a mark of respect for their ancestors who fought under that flag in various wars.

    • MarcusTrajanus

      Have you noticed the symbolism of the South-African flag? The African colours literally penetrate the White part of the flag, It represents the rape of White South-Africa.

  • HadEnough

    Look, I love the Aussies and have relatives over there but, dear God, only they could use the fact that they got a whipping a cricket in the 1930s as an excuse to adopt a multi-cult flag now — and drop the queen! Man up, fellas! As for the US, hell, we should put the Union Jack back into our flag too, like the old United Colonies flag.

    • GM (Australia)

      Do it quickly, the Union Jack could easily be replaced by the Crescent of Islam.

      • HadEnough

        Yep, sad but true!

    • Eagle_Eyed

      Hell, even the flags after the War of Independence have acknowledged America’s Anglo-Saxon heritage, and unlike Australia we went to war with Britain.

    • StillModerated

      I still like the snake flag!

      • kerrysmith

        But the liberals would caption it, “Please! Tread on me!”

        • Michael_C_Scott

          I could accept that caption for the Gadsen Flag if the snake was coiled in the proper position.

          “Please, tread on me, and see what happens.”

    • Katherine McChesney

      I prefer our flag without the Union Jack.

    • saxonsun

      That’s the real flag.

  • Kronolog

    ‘You can’t believe in multiculturalism and support a flag that asserts
    the primacy of the Anglo race. We need a flag that reflects the equality
    of our citizens, not vaunts one lot over other.’

    Where is this equality between the Anglos and the Aborigines? In what field can they be considered equal? The imprint that one of these managed to leave on the Australian continent after but 10 years of activity dwarfed what the other had managed to accomplish in 10 000.

  • pcmustgo

    Forget God, or Freedom… “In Diversity We Trust”!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I see the same pattern here where “diversity” is upheld as more important than anything- more important than anti-discrimination laws, more important than free speech (muslims), more important than any former American value. Insane.

    • newscomments70

      “In Diversity, Marxism, and Child Rape we Trust”

  • pcmustgo

    Yeah, that flag is very non-white looking to me… almost like a Muslim flag.

  • Terry

    It looks African.

    • Anglokraut

      That was the first thing I thought, too. It’s definitely influenced by the current South African flag.

      • GM (Australia)

        Probably has the same crowd of activists behind all of this

      • David Ashton

        Nicknamed “Mandela’s Underpants”.

    • anonymous_amren

      I don’t think so. It’s just a mixture of the Aboriginal flag turned sideways on the left, with the Australian flag.

  • pcmustgo

    The star with the black dots is very “chaotic” and disorienting to look at….

  • ‘You can’t believe in multiculturalism and support a flag that asserts
    the primacy of the Anglo race. We need a flag that reflects the equality
    of our citizens, not vaunts one lot over other.’

    And the ex-jock is right. You can’t believe in multiculturalism and embrace a flag that has specific allusions to a specific ethnicity.

    Therefore, the easy button answer is not to believe in multiculturalism.

    • Boereseun

      And tell them, “If you don’t like the flag, there’s the door. Adios!”

    • StillModerated

      I didn’t know the Anglos are a race. I was under the impression that England was — yes, I mean was — a nation.

      • Boereseun

        Just replace ‘Anglo’ with YT.

      • anonymous_amren

        Well, now you know. Of course they are a race. Any group of people who share a gene pool with each other but are separated from other groups will become a separate race. That’s what race means. There is a racial difference between Anglos and Russians for example, including genetic personality differences that cause them to favor different kinds of governments. You can divide the races on many different levels. You can compare the human race to Neanderthals, or you can compare white people to black people, or you can compare Anglos to Russians. You could even go further and find an isolated group of Anglos somewhere that have slightly different ethnic traits than another group of Anglos. Obviously the racial difference between white people and black people is the most important level to look at, but you can divide races at other levels too.

        • Boereseun

          Species->Race->Sub-Race->Ethnicity->Nation

          Although the ethnicity is really a nation itself, you still get the point.

  • Whelk Collector

    Go for it Aussies, forget where you came from and you’ll be a rootless multi-cult peice of desert in the middle of nowhere. I find Aussies (in general but not all) to be arrogant, English-hating bad-losers with no manners and subtlety whatsoever. I’m glad you’re going. I for one want nothing more to do with your country and I can’t wait for the British flag to be removed from yours. Get rid of the mother country and you’re playing right into the hands of those who divide us. Take it or leave it, but you cannot deny it.

    • JackKrak

      I know we’re all on the same side here, but I have to stand up for the good people of Oz on this one. Yes, you can find people like you describe there but you can also find them in any other country you care to pick. It’s a human nature thing, not an Australian thing. Your typical white Australian is tough, no-nonsense but still fun and can be on my team anytime. On top of that, I guarantee you that all but the most hopeless leftists in Australia will greet this proposal about the flag with a certain famous hand gesture.

  • guest

    What they claim is “moving on” from Australia’s British heritage is really just to throw away everything that made Australia the great country it is…or should I say the great country it was, I’m not from Australia so I don’t really know how things are over there. I am so sick of these multiculturalism fanatics trying to rid westernized countries of all things European and constantly guilt-tripping Whites. This alone proves that multiculturalism is just a sugar-coated term for animosity and hatred towards Whites and White European culture and history.

    • GM (Australia)

      Yes, “moving on” seems to be a general term for getting rid of anything to do with our white, Anglo or Christian heritage. But a brief word about the Australian flag. It was the peoples choice back in 1901. The Union Jack is a combination of the flags of England, Ireland and Scotland. The stars on the blue background represent the Southern Cross, a prominent constellation in the southern sky.

      Obviously the newcomers to this nation and their multicultural/diversity advocate friends find the 4 crosses on the flag offensive. But these newcomers (largely uninvited African, Muslim, Indian and other Asian invaders) should know they are coming to a nominally Christian country with a strong English, Scots and Irish heritage, they have no right to complain about our flag. The large number of Greeks and Italians who settled here after the war seemed to have no problems with the present Australian flag.

      As pointed out in some other posts, there is a separate Aboriginal flag here in Australia, many people, myself included do find this offensive to see it flown on public buildings, but that is the law but at least it is a well designed and attractive flag, What more do they want, this should be the end of the matter.

      • Aussie Mate

        Funny but from what I learnt there in Melbourne, Australia, Greeks & Italians have always had more fights with white Anglo Aussies than say more recent immigrant communities from Asia ( China & India).

        Greeks, Italians, Eastern & dark skinned southern Med. Europeans and Turks are referred to in a derogatory manner as WOGS in Australia. White Anglo & Germanic Aussies are referred to as “Skips”. Even today, there are bitter racist fights between “greasy Wogs” & “pale blonde skips” in high schools, middle schools, railway stations, bars, pubs, discotheques, football matches etc. To state that “Wogs” have settled in as well as some of the more peaceful Asians is ridiculous.

    • K..

      I have always found it strange that terms like “moving on” and “embracing the future” and “forward” are used as code words for replacing European culture with cultures that have no discernible tradition of innovation, invention, or freedom as we understand it. Somehow, replacing our own culture with third-world and indigenous cultures that have been essentially static for hundreds or thousands of years is supposed to represent a moving forward?

      • guest

        That’s what I could never understand about these braindead “progressives”. They don’t realize that by trying to replace westernized culture with third-world culture (such as Islamic culture, for example), they’re putting their own freedoms and liberties (and ours, of course) in serious jeopardy.

    • David Ashton

      Your last sentence recalls a London meeting I attended that was addressed by a top multicultural panjandrum Professor Parekh about an early “anti-racist” education report carefully worded to win over gullible politicians. When a black militant complained that mass-protest would be more effective, PPP replied silkily (quoting from my notes) “We have to sugar the pill to get the Englishman to swallow it.” A later contribution from this busybody was to suggest that the word “British” was racist and should disappear, though in this case others have followed his earlier guidance and simply redefined “English, Welsh and Scots” as “White British”, just one ethnic group among others.

      • guest

        That’s exactly what I meant with what I said of multiculturalism. It’s just a polite code word for all things anti-white. It’s to accept and embrace every culture, except the White European culture which must be defiled and hated. And until now, I’ve never heard of these multiculturalism freaks complaining about the word “British” being racist. What’s next? Is French or Swiss or Swedish or Finnish or Czech considered racist as well? You will never hear them complaining about anything like that about any African, Asian, or other non-European countries.

        • ViktorNN

          Exactly right, guest. Never make the mistake that “muliticulturalism” = “respect for all races and cultures.” It doesn’t.

          At it’s heart, multiculturalism is about dispossessing whites from lands we conquered, plus even our homelands. Multiculturalism is inherently anti-white.

  • Barrack Osama

    A big black glob, a fiery explosion, a sea of red, and a thin white strip? Are they serious? Are they that self-unaware? It doesn’t even look like the flag of a western nation.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      “A big black glob, a fiery explosion, a sea of red, and a thin white strip?”

      Are you referring to the proposed flag or an Indianapolis mall flash mob and the cordon of police surrounding them? Yuk yuk…

    • kerrysmith

      As others here pointed out – that’s the whole idea.

  • GM (Australia)

    Comments;

    1, What is this? a, A toffee wrapper, b, Infants school art classes, c, Someone from the looney left let loose with a new packet of crayons.

    2, Interesting that the first I have heard about this is on an American web-site. Well done Amren!

    3, Even if Australians voted 99% in favor of retaining the existing flag the loony left would still be pushing and screaming to get rid of the Union Jack off our national flag. Among their reasons would be that it is offensive to Aboriginals, Asian, Muslims and everyone else who had nothing to do with the creation or establishment of modern Australia.

    • Well, we have to get a lot of our real news from the British media. And it took the Australian media to tell us the real number of white Americans that have been murdered by black Americans. It seems as if there’s a worldwide game of hot potato — Hide the real news from the rubes.

      • StillModerated

        By “the Australian media,” do you mean Rupert Murdoch? He’s not Australian, he’s a Scotsman — you’re right , he’s not one of those either. He’s a liberal who fakes being a conservative in the USA.

    • Dr. X

      How sickening. The Aussies have really gottten bad lately with this P.C./multiculti/”we love Aboriginies Muslims and hate ourselves” thing. Seems that the entire English-speaking world has lost its mind and has formed a suicide cult. Well, at least there’s still Montana and Texas — for now.

      • kjh64

        No there is not. I’m from Texas, I live here and they are just as politically correct as the rest of the nation. Blacks and Latinos are given all the good city, county and state jobs and favored beyond belief. Now many want ads for jobs demand that you speak Spanish to cater to the Mexicans. Also, we print all of our form at our local welfare and social service offices in Spanish so all the Mexicans on welfare can read the forms. Our local paper is always trying to push Islam as a “religion of peace”. The insanity is everywhere. I can’t speak for Montana but I’m sure it’s no different. Whites everywhere have gone crazy.

        • bigone4u

          Everything you say is absolutely true. Texas is PC+. Just a few days ago there was an article here about the universities pushing muticulturalism. The papers, the media, push the idea that white privilege must be destroyed. They never give any real examples, however, of white privilege in action.

          • Laager

            The phrase “white privilege” is just another club like “racist / racism” the pc brigade use to bash race realists into submission. “White privilege” should really read “white achievement” for that is what it is. In the same time frame the white man has built developed civilisations that other ethnic groups have not with the same or better resources at their disposal. And now we have this non-stop tsunami of losers flooding into the white mans world to become parasites of something they are unable to create. The pc liberals believe that some kind of symbiotic exchange will be created from which everyone will gain. Could someone please tell them they are living in la-la-land.

        • Sherman_McCoy

          Yes, I saw a Database Administration job in Texas that demanded the applicant be able to speak the language of the illiterates.

          • saxonsun

            We will be required to learn spanish soon if this doesn’t stop.

        • mobilebay

          I live in Texas too (central), and know that if you aren’t bi-lingual, your chances for a job are slim to nothing.

      • Tim

        “Welcome to Texas!! Now Go Home”…. Bumper sticker around these parts.

  • BannerRWB

    Historically White nations should have flags which are modified every year according to the racial make up of the nation in question. If we used percentages of White, Brown and Black on the flags to match the demographic changes to the nation, maybe then a few more White people would see what is truly happening to our countries. As it is, keeping the flags as they have been for decades or centuries only provides a visual placebo that allows White people to believe things are staying the same, and that our situation is not as bad as it really is.

    • Tim

      And every year you could hoist it lower and lower on the flag pole…

  • HadEnough

    Here’s what the family of flags would look like in e proper world. From left, United Kingdom, United States (United Colonies flag), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Rhodesia.

    • HadEnough

      Okay, Discus buggered it up and inserted the flags in reverse order.

      • HadEnough

        Okay, odd, now it’s got them the right way again…

        • HadEnough

          I give up, the flags are in a different order every time I reload. Suffice it to say that The Canadian and South African ones are the red flags. The rest you’ll be able to figure out.

          • The__Bobster

            They look okay to me.

    • You forgot the Confederate Battle Flag.

      • HadEnough

        How about this England/CSA merger flag? It has a certain panache, I have to say.

        • GM (Australia)

          It is interesting to note that the State Flag of Hawaii still retains the Union Jack. The Canadians certainly gave up a most dignified flag when they adopted the Maple Leaf Rag.

          • kerrysmith

            Damn straight. My father remembers the debate in Parliament over the proposed Maple Leaf Rag – the Liberal Party had to close off debate early to get their nasty little corporate logo made into the new, deracinated flag. And then they added injury to insult a few years later, by inflicting Pierre Elliott Trudeau on the country.

        • C_C_Conrad

          We do need a new flag. It should only represent white racial loyalty world wide. One that we all can fly & be proud of.

          ………….

          Jack’s War

          http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=jack%27s+War

          • Sean

            The Celtic Cross is pretty great but it seems like it has been hijacked by the Nazis.

            Interesting note is that the Golden Dawn in Greece uses the Celtic Cross flag.

          • Daisy

            I’ve always resented the nazi co-option of my ethnicity’s symbol. And now the Greeks…well I guess since the celts dominated the european continent for awhile it’s semi-arguable…

          • Sean

            There is the possibility we could take it back. The symbol itself mean “White Pride World Wide” from my understanding so the Golden Dawn’s use of it doesn’t bother me too much.

          • C_C_Conrad

            They are both nice but they are both being used by some organization or the other all ready. We need something that everybody all over the world recognizes as a symbol for white unity.

            ………..

            Jack’s War

            http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=jack%27s+War

        • Greg_Deane

          Very appealing indeed.

      • Anglokraut

        Ah! but if the “United Colonies” never broke away from the Empire, would there have been a fight over slavery and a break-away Confederacy?

        • The entire premise of your post assumes that the war of northern aggression was actually about slavery.

          • Anglokraut

            The entire premise of your post assumes that the issue of slavery was a red herring, when any student of history would be laughed out of the room to claim that slavery was not a major issue during the Civil War. No, it wasn’t THE main issue, but it wasn’t an afterthought either.
            Aside from that, my comment wasn’t even about the American Civil War. The British Parliament banned slavery in the 1830s (1837, I believe, but I’m not entirely sure). Operating under the assumption that the American War for Independence either never happened, or was unsuccessful, the American slaveholders would have had their slave-owning phased out, or completely halted. Would there have been a fight over that? Or would the nascent Industrial Revolution have made all that slave labor obsolete? Would Britain have repatriated all the Africans as a preemptive move against racial strife and miscegenation?
            It’s just an academic exercise, Chilly Willy, not a dissertation defense.

          • Sun

            I know you like using your moral superiority. You believe by using slavery you would brown beat people but…

            You should thank slavery, without it, we wouldn’t have the Egyptian pyramids. The Colosseum wouldn’t have been built (let alone those who fought in gladiatorial combat). The Great Wall of China wouldn’t have existed. Every major Empire and great nation had slavery whether your morality agrees with it or not.

            You would think that all these places would be destroyed due to the “horrors”of slavery. But they still exist….I wonder why…it couldn’t be that people are fine/or don’t about slavery when it is other groups that do it? It couldn’t be that you hate Europeans could you? No, that would be crazy.

            I just love when left wing turds go to Egypt to take pictures of the pyramids, don’t you?

            I’ll wait for you head to implode in 5…4…3…2…1…

          • Anglokraut

            Okay, I had a reply, but clearly it didn’t make it past the moderator. I’ll keep this short:
            Who the Hell are you? Obviously a troll or a newb to make the outrageous statement that I “hate Europeans”. I mean, are you SERIOUS? My comment had nothing to do with the works provided by slave labor. I honestly don’t give a rat’s a$$ about slavery, or any of the many ills afflicting post-colonial Africa and Asia. I don’t care how many limbs are hacked off of useless Africans to get the biggest, best diamonds. I don’t care how many 10 year old North Korean boys are used to clear a minefield–the hard way.

            I’m still left agape at your ignorance–is this your first time trolling? You’ll have a tough time of it here on Amren.

    • Dr. X

      In a “proper world” Rhodesia would still be “Rhodesia” instead of “Zimbabwe” (with $217 in its checking account) and South Africa would still be ruled by whites and practice aparthied.

      • David Ashton

        Zimbabwe – why not rename England “Stonehenge”?

      • saxonsun

        Thumbs up.

    • TheAntidote

      Second from left was called the Grand Union flag. This was from the period when the colonies were trying to reconcile with the Empire.

      • Had Enough

        Yes, that’s right. I think it’s a pretty handsome flag, myself.

    • Laager

      Australia and New Zealand now find themselves where 4 of the the above nations have already been.
      The USA revolted against Britain and created a brand new flag whilst respecting the original colours of their previous colonial ruler.
      Canada, whilst maintaining its allegiance to the mother country opted for a neutral symbol and colours to which all its citizens can relate.
      Rhodesia created a new UDI flag which was eventually discarded in favour of the Zimbabwean model after the whites were abandoned by their mother country Britain.
      South Africa discarded the colonial flag above in 1923 in favour of an orange white and blue flag of reconcilliation which recognised the majority white Afrikaner group. The British Union flag flew alongside it until the republic came into being in 1961 when it was then discarded. With the recognition of the multi-ethnic rainbow nation in 1994 the current flag was adopted. It blends the colours of many black political parties – black, yellow and green – with the Dutch and British colonial roots of red, white and blue.
      So this is the cross roads that Australia is at. The aboriginal people already have their own flag – a rising sun – which could be blended into that of the dominant colonial power, However, 250 dots representing each group? Even the United Nations has not gone down that road. Canada seems to have got it right with a template that Australia could follow.

  • Dutchman

    In typical liberal/progressive/Marxist fashion, the Australian academics are lionizing and sympathizing with stone age savages that could not even conceive of the country that Australia would become. Australia is not the Aborigines land anymore than the United States belongs to Red Indians. The stone age savages were living on the land much like kangaroos and wombats, the now despised “Anglos” conquered the land and took possession of it to create the First World country that is modern Australia. Nothing is owed to anyone by anyone.

    • NM156

      Aboriginals make the American Indian look like technological, political, and organizational geniuses.

    • Sean

      They didn’t even really conquer it. Much like South Africa and Rhodesia the land that was settled upon was almost completely uninhabited. Whites built it up and made arable land so farming could start. Then, they tried to claim the land was theirs.

  • MekongDelta69

    Wow – a whole white stripe in the middle of that African looking flag!

    That’s mighty white of Dr John Blaxland – from a ‘University’ (Of course. What else would you expect?)

  • steve7789

    The Aussies still blame us for what happened at Gallipoli. No doubt it was a senseless slaughter but they forget that we accounted for the majority of the casualties. Nobody was spared the horrors of the Great War.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    “‘We can move on, we can reflect on our history but also acknowledge in the design… that we can’t completely trash the British heritage,’ he added.”

    Not completely, just pretty much. That monstrosity looks nothing like the British flag. It’s an eyesore.

    Kind of reminds me of the “What have the Romans ever done for us?!” scene from Monty Python’s “Life of Brian”.

    “Well…they did build a lot of roads…oh and the aqueducts…yeah, and they stopped us from slaughtering each other…”

    Idiocy.

  • David Ashton

    How about making the 250 languages equal to English too?
    Or more realistically a new flag that combines China, Japan and Indonesia?

  • SoCal LoCal

    Ironically, this debate is being conducted in English. Even if the Abo’s wanted it otherwise, they lack a mutually intelligible language. So English is the default language, no matter the faults found against its native speakers.

    • JDInSanDiego

      Also, ironically, “Both tribes have their own flags.” Isn’t having a flag just a European construct?

  • Luca

    Let’s change the flag, let’s change the constitution, let’s change marriage, let’s change the culture.

    Nah. Lets call “change” what it really is, it’s not change, it’s “destroy”.

    • C_C_Conrad

      Let’s call “change” what it really is “genocide”. Try to ignore the inconveniences.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIxEVhCXlX0

      ……………..

      Jack’s War

      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=jack%27s+War

    • NM156

      That’s old news. This week’s news, however, is let’s change (code word: destroy) the military. Women will now be at the front lines, if such a war occurs again, and disparate impact will force the military to lower its standards for male infantry so woman can serve. The Western World is unhinged. Only a catastrophic terrorist attack, major natural disaster, or peak oil can reset the parameters.

      • mobilebay

        I hope I heard wrong, but earlier this week I understood that with the cuts to the military, the troops in Afghanistan will not get a hot breakfast anymore. Anyone know anything about this? I pray every day that all our military will come home from the Middle East. I also question why we’re even there. Thank goodness my grandson came home safely from Iraq, but there are many others still in that horrible part of the world. Why not have returning vets guard our own borders for a change if they choose to re-up? I can just picture the invaders coming up against 6′ armed Marines! However, I know this will never happen as it would be considered “cruel and unusual punishment” to those trying to break into our country.

      • Luca

        World War III seems the more likely scenario. One way or another it will start in the middle-east. Unless of course the North Koreans get real feisty again but that would not really go global unless China wants to flex its muscle in the region. Stay tuned.

        As it is, North Korea has 3 times the actives and reserves that we have. It would only make sense to the liberal mind to weaken the military at a time like this.

        Clinton enjoyed a peacetime administration and cut the military very significantly. The military hated Clinton but tolerated him. I don’t think Obama is that well tolerated. Would it be possible for us to have a military coup to overturn the government? Look how many liberal politicians are calling for a “rewrite” of the Constitution they swore to uphold and defend. I think the military takes that oath more seriously. Although, I can think of one racial group in the military who wouldn’t go along and would violate their oath if the “dear leader” told them so. Just like that turn-coat Colin Powell.

    • David Ashton

      Spot on.

  • StillModerated

    Any significance to the red boomerang? They should change the national anthem to Waltzing Matilda.

    • GM (Australia)

      That was rejected by way of a referendum back in the 70s but Waltzing Matilda is certainly the de-facto national song. I have heard of the Red Army, Red Square, Red China but never the red boomerang.

      • StillModerated

        I hope this stupidity comes back and bonks the liberals in the head. And I can’t wait to take the blame. Plus, the powers that be can beat an apology out of me in the re-education camp.

  • What is wrong with their current flag? Nothing. The state of Hawaii’s flag has the union jack on it and no one is calling for a new flag there.

  • The__Bobster

    Military historian Dr John Blaxland, of the Australian National
    University, came up with the idea because he says the current one does
    not embrace all aspects of Australian culture.
    __________

    Blaxland? Black’s Land? In any case, the traitor should be strung up.

    That flag is a monstrosity and a slap in the face of Australia’s founders.

  • The__Bobster

    Military historian Dr John Blaxland, of the Australian National
    University, came up with the idea because he says the current one does
    not embrace all aspects of Australian culture.
    __________

    Blaxland? Black’s Land? In any case, the traitor should be strung up.

    That flag is a monstrosity and a slap in the face of Australia’s founders.

  • Vanessa

    Sometimes I feel like I’m not even living in reality. The world just cannot be this dumb and absurd; it’s some sort of lunatic fantasy. I feel like Alice in Wonderland. Maybe I’m lost in the twilight zone or a part of some supercomputer simulation. It can’t be real. It just can’t.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I feel EXACTLY how you feel. It’s like an alternate universe we’re living in.

      • NM156

        Our local PBS station, WTTW, recently ran a 2001 episode of “Check Please!”, a restaurant-review program in which four Chicagoans pick a restaurant to visit with the other 3 reviewers and critique each restaurant. This rerun was shown in honor of the second Presidential inauguration of one the reviewers, erstwhile IL State Senator Barack Obama. How did this amateur, college campus liberal become President? How? The parallel-universe feeling overcame me…http://checkplease.wttw.com/restaurants/dixie-kitchen-barack-obama-special-closed

      • Garrett Brown

        It looks like something from Rwanda or Republic of Congo… Absolutely hideous.

    • String theory allows for the possibility that all this, everything, is some mega-experiment on the part of some very advanced civilization.

      • anonymous_amren

        IT IS some mega-experiment on the part of some very advanced civilization… white people!

    • Leelywhite

      Wouldn’t it be great if all us like minded outsiders could buy a country somewhere, seal off the borders and get on with our lives?

      • No! Be patient, we’ll get our country back in due time! Stupid only lasts so long. Perhaps the Home Schooled kids will be able to reach out to all the brainwashed kids and come up with a plan.

        • Garrett Brown

          When they are out breeding us four to one that is not likely.

        • Nate Miller

          Home schooled kids are some of the dumbest and incompetent folks I’ve ever seen. Sure there maybe a few smart ones. But, unlike those who roughed it out in private or public schools, these pampered over protected kids are no match and can never influence the world. To be a leader, you ought to be well exposed to the real dark & hard world plus be not just book smart but street smart as well. That my friend is the vital ingredient in evolutionary success. A home schooled evangelical creationist pet is useless to the white racial movement. If that is your tactic, we will never be able to take back our nation. Matt Heimbach, Jared Taylor and even the influential youtuber RamzPaul were ALL educated at some point in the public or private school system NOT some home schooled habitat! That is why they possess all that is needed to fight on effectively, precisely because they went through the grind like everybody else!

        • newscomments70

          I was educated in an ultra-liberal private school. Even at that age, we knew that many of our teachers were looney. Furthermore, we did not hesitate to remind them. We would ridicule the stupid books that they made us read. We knew it was propaganda and we hated it. NONE of us turned into liberals. The only liberals that came out of our school were the militant lesbians and the minority students who were charity cases. My brother went to public school. it was a similar scenario there, but they were even more race realist, as they had more violent minorities, metal detectors, etc. As bad is this sounds, it prepared us for life more so than home-schooling would have. If our mother had educated us, that really would have been awful. Teaching us all alone at home, tied to the mother’s apron strings would not have made us strong nor well-trained. Furthermore, many “home-schooled” kids end up watching TV all day. If the only school available is mostly black or hispanic, home-schooling should become a choice, as a last resort. Anything would be better than sending your children into a racist war zone.

    • liberalsuck

      The fact most white people tolerate this and their own displacement is unfathomable. Maybe I’m wrong and things will turn around when the hour is the darkest, but I know what you mean. I think, “What other race of people other than whites would welcome becoming minorities in their own ancestral and native countries? What other race of people other than whites would have no problem with their daughter having a child with a man of a different race other than white people? What other race of people other than whites would tolerate laws that penalized them more than other races simply for defending their loved ones or their own life or property? What other race of people other than white people would tolerate any of their tax money going to different peoples or different countries, especially to those who hated them and wanted them dead? What other race of people other than whites would feel sorry for people who killed members of their own race or family?”

      • DK

        I can answer some of your questions with ‘ethnicity’ instead of race as the identifier simply because of the context of my answers. Without further delay –

        “What other race of people other than whites would have no problem with their daughter having a child with a man of a different race other than white people?”

        Ans: Indians. Ethnicities [what we call castes] play the same role of race. There is stiff resistance among the older generation about marrying across but younger generations are breaking the mold. India actually mirrors US society in regards to sociological issues in the context of Race. Islamic societies are another example. As much as I think Islam is regressive one of the very few aspects that I have come to admire is the fact that for a Muslim any other Muslim irrespective of race/ethnicity/nationality is eligible for marriage. Practice differs, of course, but you’ll still see this at play. Also, I personally support individual’s right to chose when it comes to marriage. That means you have a right to make a bad decision too and live with it. Races, ethnicities, cultures mixed all through history and will continue to do so at an increased frequency simply because of proximity, technology etc. Don’t like it? Feel free to not like it, but it won’t stop. That’s just human nature and social dynamics.

        “What other race of people other than whites would tolerate laws that penalized them more than other races simply for defending their loved ones or their own life or property?”

        Ans: Same again. As much as the parallel of Whites in India dislike these laws, we live with them.

        “What other race of people other than white people would tolerate any of their tax money going to different peoples or different countries, especially to those who hated them and wanted them dead?”

        ANS: Same again. I don’t think India is really in a position to give money to other countries, but internally money from one ethnicity goes to the welfare of others who very much hate the former. We have AA too, inspired by US actually and much more rigid in the form of quotas.

        So, give up the illusion that only Whites have these problems. Maybe it’s a bit worse in some case than others, but the problems are not unique.

      • OnGuard

        Slightly off topic, but check out FaceBook’s MixedChicks page, celebrating mixed race kids, many are Surprise!, from black “dads” & white moms.

    • Luca

      Imagine someone waking up from a 30-year coma. After watching TV for about an hour they’d commit suicide.

      • Katherine McChesney

        I believe the person would try to experience life before doing something as drastic as that.

        • OPAN

          Thanks for infusing some sane thinking and reality into the wild imaginations.

    • DK

      It’s not a realistic take on the world by someone posting on a site whose core value is realism, though in regards to race. The simple reality is things change, for the better sometimes for the worse sometimes. European colonialism was a good change for Europeans not so much for others. Similarly current changes in White nations are not good for Whites but good for some others. Actions cause reactions. So Whites will assert and change will come again. It’s a perpetual cycle, not a fixed state where nations’ borders won’t change, composition of nations by whichever parameter [race, ethnicity etc] won’t change, power will not shift hands and fortunes remain the same. Failing to see through this is Alice in Wonderland Ma’am. Now, please bring on the down votes ;-).

    • SS

      not as much fantasy as being an independant nation with a foreign flag in prime position, like invasion day, how is it Australian to celebrate a foreign occupation? I guess when you lack logical thinking you will always feel like reality has escaped you

  • SintiriNikos

    It looks like a 3rd world flag, which is where Australia is heading with massive immigration. Anyway, at least the purging of White guilt by ditching the colonial flag will satiate the minorities and put an end to the victimhood industry in the land of Oz. Yeah, right!

  • Anonymous

    His flag contains 250 dots to the left to represent the many Aboriginal dialects.

    Dialects emerge and remain as a way of dividing people into tribes. Celebrating difference (we are not alike) instead of diversity (we are alike) sounds good to me.

    • RebelliousTreecko

      Celebrating diversity and celebrating differences are the same thing.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Ugly flag. Cartoonish. The stars are corny looking.

  • kjh64

    I’ll bet at least half, if not more of those that support this are non-White immigrants or their offspring.

  • Unperson

    “The aboriginal flag is red and black with a yellow sun at its centre while the Torres Strait Islander’s flag is green, blue and black with a white star at its centre surrounded by a white dhari (dancer’s headdress).”

    Considering Australia’s Abos — who, according to IQ tests, are the least-intelligent race on earth, scoring even lower than the most backwards African tribesmen — never managed to come up with either a written language, the wheel, or even FIRE (!), I would like to know exactly WHEN that flag of theirs was created. I find it very difficult to believe that a group that never figured out how to rub two sticks together, was producing fabrics and dying them to make flags. My guess is that a “flag” for their “nation” — or any other sort of textile production — never even occurred to them until long after they saw the white man’s flags; and then decided, “Hey, maybe us black fellas should have something like that too.”

    Above and beyond that (non insignificant) point, the proposed flag is hideous. I don’t much care for “naive” art anyway — unless it’s funny, which this isn’t — and this casual, primitive approach to iconography lacks the dignity and gravitas expected from a national symbol. Instead, it looks like something a bunch of Kindergarteners might make with construction paper and Elmer’s Glue as a class project for Multiculturalism Day. It is not the work of someone who wants to “move on” from their European heritage, it is the work of someone who wants to grind that heritage into the carpet beneath their heels of their jackboots.

    • I’m sure they never had the concept of a flag before the white man arrived.

    • anonymous_amren

      ABORIGINES HAD FIRE! Even the Tasmanians. That myth that Tasmanians couldn’t make fire has been conclusively disproven here: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/1887/
      Aborigines loved setting fire to everything. They’d burn whole forests just to flush out a kangaroo or two. Spreading myths after they’ve been disproven does us no credit.

      Aborigines couldn’t count up to 10 though (and often still can’t even after finishing primary school!!!), except the Kaurna people from Adelaide (who had to count how many children they were having).

  • Dario

    I think it looks like the flag of some God-awful, barbaric African hell-hole.

  • Vonhauer

    Here is a flag the fools may want to consider. A particular favorite of whites brain-washed into raceless oblivion

    • kerrysmith

      It looks like they’re clutching each other to prevent an outbreak of violence.

    • StillModerated

      It reminds me of a demotivation poster which is captioned: none of is is as dumb as all of us.

      • Boereseun

        Looks like a circle jerk. Standard liberal fan fare really…

    • Katherine McChesney

      Bleeccch!

  • The attacks on white heritage are incessant and coming from every direction. They won’t be satisfied until our culture and our people are obliterated.

    While I don’t support the change, I see this as yet another example of “progressives” pushing their multicultural theories on us. They want us to believe that if we accept multicultural symbols that magically everything is going to change and minorities will lift themselves up because now they believe their put of the culture.

    Of course, it’s all lies and fantasies. It’s all about destroying white culture. Changing a flag or adding minority holidays does nothing to raise minority achievement.

    Change the flag and minorities will still languish in their own dysfunction.

  • 5n4k33y35

    Anglo Australians actually ought to update their social covenant with the natives so that they will agree not to flood Australia with diversity which is not great for Anglos or natives. Likewise for New Zealand and the Maori.

    If the white society of Australia officially recognizes the legitimacy of native identity and pride, that can be good for both, if it decreases tension and leaves the natives content to tighten up the immigration laws. Symbolism alone won’t be enough.

    White Australians ought to agree to relinquish some territory for native sovereignty, not subject to Australian government authority. That flag could be used for a sovereign territory.

    In my opinion, it is pragmatic to officially recognize some land exclusively for their “liebenstraum” and their tribal laws, as a means of easing tension so that the race war mentality can be reduced well enough to form a consensus on curtailing future immigration.

    Remember, the Asian archipelago is close and has plenty of people willing to flood Australia as immigrants. If the natives will agree to a deal, Australia can then curtail immigration.

    The breach in the hull is due to natives seeking diversity as reinforcement to grind down the Anglo society in a racial cold war. If that hostility can be reduced by recognizing sovereign territories under their authority, maybe immigration can be curtailed.

    Both Anglo and native Australians have a lot to lose from excessive immigration. This is only basic “game theory” applied to tribalism in Australia.

    • There are already Aboriginal land trusts, legally the rough equivalent of American Indian reservations.

      • 5n4k33y35

        Okay, that is good to know. Still, it is worth investigating whether or not natives have been well enough accommodated to convince them that diversity immigration in significant numbers is undesirable to them.

        • anonymous_amren

          Aborigines already hate immigrants, and aren’t shy about saying so or physically attacking them.

    • MarcusTrajanus

      ‘In my opinion, it is pragmatic to officially recognize some land exclusively for their “liebenstraum”‘ I think you mean “Lebensraum” (“living space), “Liebenstraum” would mean something like “loving dream” (correct me if I’m wrong, German speakers).

    • MarcusTrajanus

      I doubt Aborigines have much say about Australia’s immigration policies one way or another.

  • newscomments70

    The “new and improved” flag looks like a third world, marxist, African flag. There is even a red strip to symbolize communism. This looks like a Zimbabwe flag or a new South African flag. I have an idea. I do agree that the “European” Australian flag does not represent the third world immigrants of Australia. I have the solution: simply deport all third worlders back to their countries of origin, even if they were born in Australia. That way, the current Australian flag will not offend anyone in Australia. Problem sovled.

  • kerrysmith

    So this was designed by a “Dr. Blaxland”. And some say God lacks a sense of humour!

  • Strider73

    Here are the aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait flag referenced in the article.

    Several years ago I heard about a proposed new Australian flag — IIRC, green
    with a yellow kangaroo. This is the closest I could find after an image search.

    Meanwhile, here is a rather ominous alternative Aussie flag.

    As for the Blaxland abomination: With all those dots, I call it the “Chicken Pox Banner.”

  • bigone4u

    Uh oh. I can foresee a proposal for a new U.S. flag to replace the currect “racist” flag. My crystal ball tells me it looks something like the flag of Mexico, perhaps with a crescent and star. That’s when I’ll support flag burning.

  • NM156

    Hawaii has a Union Jack in its flag. How long until this liberal Aussie call to destroy any vestige of its history and culture as reflected in its flags reaches the US? The Mexicans in CA may want to rid itself of the grizzlie on the CA flag soon.

  • IstvanIN

    How about a white flag? You know, for surrender.

  • LastBastionOfHope

    Sorry for being white! Why not just say that? There is a white trash girl on facebook who just posted a comment “Happy first day of black history month!”. White people HATE themselves these days, and it’s really pathetic. They truly think 3rd worlders and dark skinned people are superior and they worship them. How I wish I could crawl in a time machine back to the 1950’s. Nice and pearly white, women weren’t as trashy and they didn’t complain about making dinner, better economy, Jim Crow in effect, and no one would say anti-white remarks without being lynched.

  • David Ashton

    How about a design for a Flag to represent the White People world-wide (no, not that one, Stormfront) with the national flag in the top left-hand corner of each country that displays it?

    • StillModerated

      The flag to represent Whites in this day and age would be the white flag of surrender. I prefer the Confederate battle flag, the Gadsden flag, and the cross of Saint George.

      • David Ashton

        The Crusader Cross of St George is the best flag around.

  • Mark

    “But for around 50,000 years, prior to the arrival of British Settlers in 1788, the country was occupied exclusively by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

    Now let us spend the next 30 seconds listing all the achievements prior to the year 1788.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Crickets chirping, and I can hear them in Colorado, all the way from Kangastan.

    • james o

      List all british achievements prior to the year AD 56

      • Mark

        That would make it prior to the Roman conquer. I fail to see the point you are trying to make.

        • james o

          The same point you are trying to make.

  • IstvanIN

    The continent of what is now called Australia was inhabited by the Abos but they did nothing with it. They were just there. There was no equivalent of the Egyptian, Greek,or Inca empires. There was no civilization that could be traced back 1,000 years like the Japanese. Australia was founded and built by people from the British Isles. This is nothing more than another attempt to wipe out a white people’s culture, history and accomplishments.

    Fight back Australians, symbols are important.

  • Ulick

    “You can’t believe in multiculturalism and support a flag that asserts the primacy of the Anglo race.”

    Well, great, so I can support the traditional flag then. You see I don’t believe in multiculturalism because I’m rational, and I do believe in the primacy of Anglos in nations that Anglos established and built-up for the benefit of their Anglo descendents. Now beat it, hippie!

  • StillModerated

    ‘Do you think Australia should have a new design for our National Flag?’
    was supported by 29 per cent of respondents and opposed by 66 percent,
    with 5 per cent uncommitted.

    Typical liberalism. A 66% super-majority clings to tradition, so the stupid gubmint panders to a mob of aboriginals protesting in Canberra.

  • Honey

    I think the proposed flag design looks similar to the kind of flag a third world despotic regime would sport; something that Australia will probably end up becoming with the type of third world ‘race-replacement’ immigration we are experiencing.

    When my parents immigrated from the UK in the late 60s they really came with the attitude of ‘nation building’ and what they could contribute to Australia. So many immigrants now come with an entitlement attitude about what Australia owes them and sneer at the notion of integration and look down of the culture that created a healthy country.

    That’s my two pence

  • Bill

    Good God, what an abomination. It looks like something a dullard African would come up with as a flag for his third world ghetto country. Britain and Australia……once proud white countries filled with good white people who built civilizations. Now celebrating the demise of their country and civilization with a flag that a 3rd grade black kid would come up with?

  • Epiminondas

    Does this surprise anyone? Anglo-Saxons have been moving toward racial self-destruction ever since the end of WW2. They may as well go ahead and make it official.

    • David Ashton

      Thanks.
      Let’s leave “I spit on your grave” to the leftist lunatics.

  • Ed_NY

    The aboriginals were stone age dwellers until the Brits casme along and built a great country from their barren island.

    • anonymous_amren

      No. Aborigines are WOOD AGE. They never reached the Stone Age level of technology. Some of them never even reached the Wood Age.

  • MarcusTrajanus

    “His flag contains 250 dots to the left to represent the many Aboriginal
    dialects as well as the immigrant languages spoken on the streets of
    Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and other towns and cities across the nation.” Multicultists sure love to gush about the amount of languages spoken in their country/city/school/whatever. The more languages the better. Apparently, in the perfect Multicultist world everyone would speak a different language and no one would understand anyone else.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Yes; we would be barking like dogs at one another.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    This is a flag upon which I would love to defecate.

  • Until PC broke out and began pushing this we-are-all-the-same-and-nothing-and-no-one-is-better-than-anyone-or-anything-else k-rap, I was never so coscious as I now am that I come from a culture (Graeco-Roman) that created so many of the inventions and technologies that make life in the 21st century so pleasant.

  • You really have to consider the many contributions to the civilized world made by the Australian Aborigenes. Didn’t they invent that pipe that sends out those soothing…owan ogog oweoa sounds?

    • Michael_C_Scott

      The digeridoo? Actually, termites “invented” the digeridoo, by eating the dead heartwood out of branches. The living eucalyptus sapwood contains compounds which repel insects.

  • Fran

    The white immigrants who toiled and sacrified their lives to build one of the greatest nations on earth should be vaulted at every opportunity. The white-haters are twisting history into a pretzel in order to gain credit for the accomplishments of others.

  • Looks like a flag that you would see representing some backwards African dictatorship. Probably just a coincidence.

  • Sean

    This bothers me in ways I cannot describe. This is it, this is the last straw. I’m done. I’ve got to help the west in at least some small way. No more sitting on the sidelines. A shame there is no “How to Save the West” By A. Whiteman. But I shall find a way.

    • Daisy

      I’ve been promoting the idea of pro-white legal advocacy groups. I too am disturbed by this. In fact, I’m depressed. There is nowhere to run on the planet. We must stand up and fight.

  • Elena Andbasket

    Horrible, it looks like another tacky African flag. Perhaps they should save time and adopt this one: http://www.censorwatch.co.uk/images/neaustraliachinaflag.gif

  • saxonsun

    But the Anglo race is supreme.

  • Greg_Deane

    The migrants who came to Australia from non-British cultures came here because of the benefits and freedoms conferred by a British cleruchy and the institutions British nation-building had conferred. Prime Ministers, Holt, Whitlam and Fraser, who presided over the dismantling of the White Australia policy have admitted that had the Australian people known the extent to which their insidious infiltration of the Australian society with incompatible religions, customs, law codes ethnicities, would have blocked their destructive conspiracies. To cite a series as cricket games as pivotal in turning Australian sentiment against Britain is a specious nonsense, concocted by social engineers devising a political mythology. The fact that as recently as 2010, 66% of the electorate actively voiced opposition to changing the national flag is a hard fact that the writer has trouble controverting. But many of the 29% who want to change the flag are brainwashed products of the liberal education system, or hostile immigrants who serve as quislings manipulated by the oligarchs in the United Nations vying for world government.

    Giving half the flag to celebrate aboriginal heritage, a fractured group that varies from 0.1% to 2.5% of the population, depending on who is counted as aborigine, is both disproportionate and absurd. The aboriginal tribes never cohered socially and their culture is one of the most barren in the world. That it has evolved of late with dot paintings and other icons that appeal to liberals, is only because of opportunities afforded under the benefits of British institutions that aborigines, most of whom have some British ancestry, enjoy. I think that a good many Australian aborigines silently agree with other Australians who hope to preserve our flag.

  • Flag doesn’t need changing

    I hate it that people think that aboriginals deserve just a large portion of the flag should it be changed.

    2% of the population. Two percent. A population that never progressed beyond the stone age. They have a flag of their own, so why add such a huge nod to them on our national flag? They even fly that flag almost as often as the Australian national flag is flown.

    Their being “here first” is their only contribution to the entirety of what has made Australia great today.

    I acknowledge that “contribution”, but no more than it deserves.

    More than 70% of the population of this country have Anglo/British heritage, me among them and I don’t see why we should be so quick to abandon a flag that has served us in peace and war for over a hundred years.

    Most of this “politically correct” crap is concentrated in the major cities of Melbourne and Sydney (where of course many immigrants stay after arriving here) and is hardly agreed with in what makes up the rest of the country.

    It just makes me sick that the silent majority who are proud of our British heritage are constantly overshadowed by the loud ravings of a few “progressives” who are completely out of tune with what the average Australian wants or cares for.

    It is truly a strange time to be alive and I hope it passes soon.

    And Swans stupid rant denouncing English character because of a few test matches that happened 70 years ago is just completely irrelevant and stupid. Here’s hoping Labour are kicked out this election, they deserve it.

    • Greg_Deane

      You mirror my views entirely. I am particularly annoyed about the bodyline references-a new level of inanity that I hadn’t seen before. But it seems the “progressives” are desperate enough to spin anything, including cricket balls.

  • Daniel

    You idiots, we MUST have something that has our ABORIGINAL AND BRITISH backgrounds. You are getting offended by getting rid of the Union Jack, we are disrespecting Whites. Well, isn’t that what us Whites did to Black a few decades ago? SOUNDS FAMILIAR DOESN’T IT????!!!! You are acting as if Aboriginal Tradition is inferior to White tradition.