The candidates in New Zealand's follow-up rent-a-Prime-Minister flag referendum
Chances are that unless you live in or are from New Zealand (or perhaps Australia), that you didn't hear much, if anything, about New Zealand's recent referendum on whether or not to replace its 114-year-old flag. To be honest I found its flag a bit odd when I first visited ten years ago (to WWOOF for a year), and not just because it has a Union Jack on it. For while being blue with a Union Jack in the top-left corner, the only difference between it and the Australian flag is that it has four red stars instead of six white stars. Being Canadian it's not as if I had anything invested in the outcome, but when I heard last year that New Zealand's flag might be replaced, I was rather pleased to hear so. But naïve me, what I didn't clue into was how a mere flag change could be a smokescreen for more pressing matters.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://fromfilmerstofarmers.com/how-a-false-flag-debate-and-a-rent-a-prime-minister-assisted-new-zealand-in-relinquishing-its-sovereignty/