|Present Australian flag|
Compare with South Africa's rainbow flag:
To no one's surprise, some faggy college poofter is pushing the idea. Military historian Dr. John Blaxland of the Australian National University came up with the idea because he says the current flag does not embrace all aspects of Australian culture. Rather than just a straightforward nod to the country's British heritage, he says he wants a flag that acknowledge Australia's Aboriginal communities as well as its growing multiculturalism. A video interview with Blaxland is available HERE, and the Canberra Times published his opinion column. No surprise that he's kissing Abo ass -- on January 26th, a group of Abos were spitting on the Australian flag and setting it alight outside Parliament in Canberra as the rest of the nation celebrated Australia Day.
Sounds like some stout lads need to give these Abos the Cronulla Beach treatment. Australia's 460,000 Aborigines make up a mere two per cent of the 21 million population, most living in remote communities or towns.
So what's the meaning of the new symbology?
-- The 250 dots to the left 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.
-- A red section in the shape of a traditional Australian boomerang.
-- 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.
-- One lonely white stripe and the blue field to reflect Australia's British roots.
The flag campaign is being accompanied by a renewed push to change Australia into a full-blown republic in which the British monarch, represented by a governor-general, would no longer be the country's ceremonial head of state. Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan reignited the debate, saying the 80-year-old Bodyline cricket scandal had shown that the British could be ruthless and self serving, further noting that 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.
Popular support for a new flag among the masses is almost non-existent. A 2010 Morgan Poll that asked "Do you think Australia should have a new design for our National Flag?" was supported by only 29 per cent of respondents and opposed by 66 percent, with 5 per cent uncommitted. Most comments to the Daily Mail story are also critical.