This flag stands for NZ’s independence by drawing on NZ’s success as a sporting nation. Yet even that is a lie. The All Blacks are sponsored by Adidas and AIG, German and US based MNCs. The silver fern is the new fig leaf masking NZ’s re-colonisation. Here is a national flag that would express NZ’s current neo-colonial status well.
The socialist group ‘Socialist Aotearoa’ wants a red flag that represents socialism and Tinorangatiratanga. We sympathise, but before we can raise a socialist flag for a socialist Aotearoa, we have to overthrow the capitalist state that promotes the ideology of nationalism.
Workers have no country! For us, all national flags must be burned and replaced by the red flag of international communism. Only then will our flag represent a socialist republic as part of the socialist united states of the world.