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Adam Bandt and the Australian Flag

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Adam Bandt, leader of the Greens certainly has the courage of his convictions and admirably shewed that when he had the National Flag removed at a press conference.
His refusal to speak in front of the Australian Flag may be only a stunt but many will see it as bad taste if not downright insulting.
Posted by Is Mise, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 12:47:25 PM
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For a supposedly smart political party leader (with a PhD),
this move was definitely not a very smart move. He's being
very divisive in his actions - especially if he wants to
represent his entire electorate and not just a select few.
It was also disrespectful. This is our current national flag.
For which many have died. The Queen has recently celebrated
her platinum Jubilee and even our newly elected PM who happens
to support a republic - paid homage to Her Majesty and went
through various ceremonies for her in Canberra.

The republic and changing our flag is not a priority at the
moment and until the matter comes up for debate - Bandt as a
political party leader should stop doing stunt like this.

Very inappropriate, divisinve, - and a total turn off.

Shame on him!
Posted by Foxy, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 3:45:04 PM
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While the displaying of the Union Jack on the Australia flag is entirely inappropriate as it represents murder, genocide and the destruction of indigenous people wherever the British invaded and hoisted their flag.
Just as it would be inappropriate for Germany to incorporate the NAZI swastika into their flag, so Australia should get rid of the Union Jack. Good on Adam Bandt for standing up on this issue.
Posted by Paul1405, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 4:12:51 PM
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Hi Paul,

Australia is still a constitutional monarchy with the Queen
as Sovereign. Until that changes the current flag is
appropriate.

Germany is a democratic federal parliamentary republic.
The Nazi flag would be inappropriate.
Posted by Foxy, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 5:02:47 PM
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Maybe itís not a stunt but an expression of heart felt feelings.
One wonders how many other Greens feel this way about our country; the Greens are on record as saying that China is not a threat.
Two masters?
Posted by Is Mise, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 5:12:49 PM
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Hi Is Mise,

"Adam Bandt, leader of the Greens certainly has the courage of his convictions and admirably shewed that when he had the National Flag removed at a press conference."

Seems a bit childish, not sure what he's trying to make a stand on, or accomplish.
- It sounds like he needs to put on his big boy pants and grow up a bit.

On a completely different note, a lot of you older blokes would know plenty about WWII.
Do any of you know anything about Operation Market Garden,
Klaus Schwab (leader of the WEF) and specifically his father who worked for I. G. Farben?

If you want some interesting reading, there's a few articles here you might be interested in.
I've been following George Webb's work since early 2016 but not a whole lot recently.
Maybe you old timers might have a better take on some of this stuff.
The last 3 articles deal specifically with some of these WWII events in Europe.
- I wasn't born until the early 70's
http://substack.com/profile/60060898-george-webb
You can also follow his daily updates here:
http://twitter.com/RealGeorgeWebb1

Sorry for going off topic Is Mise.
Posted by Armchair Critic, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 8:17:27 PM
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