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The left like Red Peak flag coz Nazis

Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, September 7th, 2015 - 74 comments
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Red peak flag

No need to waste too many words on this post but Cameron Slater thinks that the Red Peak flag is favoured by the left because Nazi Germany used to brand political prisoners with an upside down red triangle.

I wonder if John Key still takes Cameron’s calls?

74 comments on “The left like Red Peak flag coz Nazis”

  1. Pascals bookie 1

    His argument is pretty special though.

    The nazis used the red triangle to mark their opposition.
    ergo, that’s why the left like it.

    Why do the left hate the nazis!!?!

  2. Anne 2

    But I thought we were Commies!!!

    Edit. Should’ve read the actual post. It’s cos we’re all Commies!

  3. infused 3

    What do you expect from him…

  4. That list from Lew is a classic. Nice the dim right are so obvious in their dimness.

    • weka 4.1

      Lew’s tweet made me laugh.

    • Anne 4.2

      Matthew Hooton said on RNZ he likes the silver fern on the blue/black background. How come I knew that one would be his choice before he even said it?

      Indeed the new meme, as revealed by Hooton, is that anyone who likes the red peak flag is a raving lefty who hates John Key. We are divided along political lines? The right want the blue/black fern and the left want the red peak…

      • lprent 4.2.1

        Hah! I don’t want any of the flags including the current one. If I had to make a choice, then I’ll vote for the current one on the basis that it carries the least level of cost to be paid (apart from John Key’s vanity 26 million (and plus – Who thinks that this will stay within budget?)).

        • Karen 4.2.1.1

          Same here. Red Peak is better than the 4 chosen by the panel in that it looks like a flag, but it still isn’t a great piece of design. I’m a leftie who will be voting for the status quo even if Red Peak did get onto the ballot.

          The time to change the flag is when we become a republic, and then we need a process that engages actual designers to provide options.

          • Clemgeopin 4.2.1.1.1

            +1

            An easy to draw, pleasing to behold design that reflects New Zealand and its heritage.

            FTNF
            FLAG THE NEW FLAGS.

        • Anne 4.2.1.2

          If I had to make a choice, then I’ll vote for the current one…

          Couldn’t agree more, but I do see value in red peak (nothing to do with politics dear Matthew!) because it depicts the majesty of our two most famous mountains, Aoraki/Mt Cook and Mt. Taranaki covering both islands. Anyone who can’t see that is aesthetically blind which describes most righties of course. But it should be part of a republic/ constitutional package.

          As for the budget. I said what you said on this site weeks ago. It’ll cost twice as much and JK knew it. He under-estimated cos he soooo wants to win the 2017 election and be the first prime-mincer to win 4 elections in a row. If he has to lie and cheat to do it, so be it. It’s normal practice for him anyway.

          • Clemgeopin 4.2.1.2.1

            In the red flag, I also see the depiction of the front of the Maori meeting house. That is a good thong. Do you see it as such?

            However, I will vote to retain the present one for now, and will wait for a future time when the process will be more honest and not manipulated as now.

            CTFFF
            CAN THE FINAL FOUR FLAGS.

          • lprent 4.2.1.2.2

            The flag is a minor issue for me (apart from costs). Basically John Key and his arse masters shouldn’t get away with this PR crap.

            At this point I don’t give a damn about the flag. I served under one. So far no-one has convinced me that I should encourage other to serve under the flag of John Key – idiot…

          • Tracey 4.2.1.2.3

            and to whom is all the money going?

        • Clemgeopin 4.2.1.3

          Don’t also forget the MILLIONS more that will be needed to upgrade millions of flags, paraphernalia, literature, prints etc all over this country as well as all over the world. All for ‘a-not-asked-for-expensive-and-divisive-stunt’ to satisfy the personal vanity and ego of one man.

      • weka 4.2.2

        “Indeed the new meme, as revealed by Hooton, is that anyone who likes the red peak flag is a raving lefty who hates John Key.”

        He was running that line on ts the other day. It serves the cause, it’s all Labour’s fault etc, and prevents any across the spectrum solidarity.

        Plus associating Red Peak with raving lefties lessens its chance of becoming the flag. Which is fine by me. We will end up with the existing flag, all that wasted money, and the Red Peak to use at protests etc. Only it won’t be a lefty flag, it will be a NZ flag that says no to JK.

      • Tracey 4.2.3

        What’s really sad is when he says that now, it is when he is on the wagon.

    • Tracey 4.3

      made me chuckle

  5. Aaron 6

    Could this really be one of the top 10 stupidist posts on WhaleOil?

    I mean, the competition for one of those spots is huge!

    • dukeofurl 6.1

      jUst looking at last week Whaleoil:

      Railed about the home detention monitoring run by Corrections, before realising the monitoring is done by 3M another private contractor.
      Railed about Te Puna Wai o Tuhinapo, a youth justice center in Rolleston and poor supervision, without realising it has nothing to do with Corrections.

      His stupid rate – of his own work, most posts are just free rides on other peoples work- is hitting about ONE PER DAY.

      His whole world is falling apart: expect more stupid stuff.

  6. tinfoilhat 7

    Cameron Slater posts some drivel to get people upset and as usual people take the bait.

  7. Bastables 8

    He does understand that the NAZI’s fought the German communist in street battles in order to create a Facist, racist state right…

    • Lara 8.1

      I think that may be too complicated for him.

      It involves more than one idea and more than one person. And he’d have to understand the difference between fascists and communists.

  8. Sabine 9

    this whole flag debacle is just that

    a stupid debacle.

    • tc 9.1

      An expensive diversion which combined with RWC will likely allow the nact to quietly shuffle a few thousand state houses off the books into private hands.

      The red peak issue is classic DP diffusion/diversion play with cammy running point earning his keep.

  9. roy cartland 10

    The poor man has lost it. His mental health is obviously such that his posts aren’t even offensive any more; just sad, dumb.

    His irrelevance will be starting to sting him now – I’m conflicted, I preferred finding him hateful to boring!

  10. Bob 11

    Just with regards to the Red Peak flag, has anyone thought that John Key doesn’t want it added because he doesn’t want to change the flag at all?
    This is the man that re-instated the Queens Honors after Labour had scrapped them, plus Labour had a change of flag as one of the few policies they haven’t suggested they could scrap, if John Key thought this could be popular why not pick it up and sabotage it?
    David Farrar believes NZ would have voted to become a Republic if given the chance (http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/labour-votes-referendum-republic-dc-148076), has anyone though John Key doesn’t want NZ to become a Republic, so distract with a flag referendum, sabotage it, and use this to suggest NZers don’t want to ditch mother England from the flag, so we obviously don’t want to become a republic either…
    I know a number of commentators on this site love a good conspiracy theory involving John Key, perhaps you are missing one here…

    • Tracey 11.1

      Nope cos this is about brnading, not about national identiy or his knighthood and propensity to stick his tongue down the back of any celebrity/athlete/royal

  11. David Scott 12

    Since none of us will agree on a flag because it is just too subjective and divisive, how about we shove the whole flag thing up King John’s @$$ where it belongs.

    [lprent: Be warned that you are at toleration of violence boundary. Besides, I’d say that evicting Mike Hosking from his preferred cheek position could constitute cruel and unusual punishment for a simpleton. ]

  12. DoublePlusGood 13

    I am left wing, and I hate the red peak flag. Just in case a counterexample was needed.

    • odysseus 13.1

      I liked the red peak flag until a 90yr + old woman I know and respect said it looks like a road sign. And now I think she is right. Damn.

  13. Eileen Gregory 14

    Yeah – I don’t like the red peak either. A bit eurocentric? A bit predictable?

  14. rob 15

    I’m a left voter also and think this red peak with all the rest are just not needed at all. embarrassing for NZ IMO.

  15. Stephen Dickson 16

    I saw red peak added to a bunch of flags beside the French one. It just looked like a variation of that so NO.

  16. Draco T Bastard 17

    Does that mean that Slater’s liking of silver ferns reminds him of his past perhaps?

  17. It’s another instalment in the “Did you know Hitler was actually left-wing?” meme that’s a regular in Kiwiblog comments. I was ridiculing people for it there just the other day – surprising how often it turns up, but then it’s surprising that anti-vaxxers, chemtrails spotters and 9/11 conspiracy enthusiasts keep peddling their bullshit, too.

  18. Matthew Hooton 19

    Laila Harre has joined in to the madness. Apparently our local Nazis, the National Front, use the silver fern in their emblem. I guess good design principles mean they should have stuck with the swastika – straight lines, simpler etc.
    The flag debate promises to be a classic!

    • Tracey 19.1

      In fairness to Harre you well and truly beat her to the madness with your bizarre nazi ranting.

      It’s as though you have no self awareness.

      Enjoy your game-playing.

  19. Once was Tim 20

    “…..Cameron Slater thinks that the Red Peak flag is favoured by the left because Nazi Germany used to brand political prisoners with an upside down red triangle….”
    etcet era
    I wonder how far past the politically intolerant acid test this repsonse gets (laden as it is with a high degree of cynicism; give as much shite as you take; and all the rest of it ….

    I wonder how Nazi Germany used to brand FAT (by whatever means you choose to use), IGNORANT, UGLY-FUGLY (aesthecially and otherwise), ideologically-driven, smart-bastard, WANNA-BE (who can’t even make it using their own supposed commitment to ideologies/religions), MASTERS-OF-THE-UNIVERSE.
    What colour did they use? Red – tinged with Pink-tinged with Green-tinged with black? And would it have been a star?
    I’ve mixed a lot of leftover paint in my time (including gorgeous Resene shades darlings) – it all comes out to be shit coloured brown – often that colour one encounters when changing a baby’s nappy when he/she has the runs (‘tan’ through Pete George ‘beige’, thru Pagani ‘earth’ thru to your basic Slator ‘shit’). In Cameron’s case, I’m not sure a star is warranted though. Something that symobolizes a load of bird droppings maybe?

    There’s a problem for me though commenting (occasionally on here).
    One can’t call Cameron SLater a FAT UGLY IDEOLOGICALLY-DRIVEN fukwit WITH AN AGENDA – all propped up by a load of regulars we PC call ‘trolls’ without being sanctioned despite being part of that ‘broad church’ the RIGHT they label as HARD LEFT. (and that broad left church wonders why the label ffs!)

    Oh dear!!! I appear not to have contributed to the debate in any deep and meaningful way and I’ve engaged in a-h’s and various other.

    Whilst you all sit there and judge the comment, I’ll ….. well – you all tell me what you think I’ll be doing

    [lprent: I see that you are still whining like a dickhead simply because others think you are a bit of an simple minded idiot. Don’t you ever get tired of making such obvious self-flagellating meaningless comments? Have you ever considered trying to say something that indicates that you have actually thought about your topic? But nope. I guess you like your role in life as being that of a pathetic self-referential dipshit who has had a problem departing adolescence and prefers to just wank around on sites to demonstrate your lack of imagination.

    BTW: I do so like giving professional victims like yourself exactly what they demand… Especially after reading such idiotic drivel. ]

  20. You’d been tempted to to say that Slater has ‘lost it’ with this latest drivel. Except of course that he never had it in the first place.

  21. riffer 22

    What an idiot. I shouldn’t expect better. I can’t even comment on twitter as the creep has banned me. Someone let me know when the revolution starts so we can drag him and his mates into the street and line them up in front of the guillotine.

    [lprent: I have our sharp one here called a banning policy for people advocating violence. You are on it. Banned for a week for (what I am choosing to regard as being) the rhetorical avocation of violence against others.

    And you are right – you are an idiot. ]

    • Muttonbird 22.1

      Someone let me know when the revolution starts so we can drag him and his mates into the street and line them up in front of the guillotine.

      Harsh, but fair.

  22. katipo 23

    Godwin’s law…
    “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

    • Bob 23.1

      Yip, and here I was thinking that the Nazi comparison would be used to suggest that, like our soldiers that fought under the current flag, Germany should revert to the Swastika because that is the flag millions of Germans fought under…

  23. les 24

    red peak flag is as bad as the other 4…looks like the Sydney Roosters league team colours,or as someone said…a road sign.

  24. Gabby 25

    Or the tip of one of the stars on the proper flag.

    • timbo 25.1

      I think one of the reasons it’s popular is that the photo of kids waving it on a mountain peak is a nice photo

  25. HumPrac 26

    Reading through the comments, I noticed none of you have considered the reversed-psychology element within Slaters comment.

    • lprent 26.1

      You mean that Slater jnr is trying to reverse out of a cockup. Of course we considered it……

      😈

      Can you suggest a reason why we would let the idiot do that?

  26. Marksman33 27

    Just have to jump in here, I love to read The Standard, have done for years , but , I really don’t understand why some of you , normally lucid commentators , get dragged into the predictable media bias . Purely not to hear the sound of your own voice I hope, although there maybe a smidgen of truth in that.
    I will say Right Now, I will be voting for our now flag for No other reason than I refuse to let this arsehole Government con me into one of the most important decisions a country can ever have. And no I’m not interested in a 5th flag that some other arsehole decides is good for our country.
    One good thing that comes out of situations like this is that the people that are adamant they are the voice of the left show that they are either, not really left or are sleepers that have been awoken from there torpor. Either way these people are dangerous.

    • Clemgeopin 27.1

      Your comment is too abstract, ambiguous and unclear, but interesting.
      Can you give some specific examples to explain what you exactly mean?

    • mickysavage 27.2

      I would celebrate the changing of our flag but not in this tradesmark pro All Black politically motivated way.

      Especially by a leader who celebrates our monarchy and is not interested in real constitutional change.

      The left are replying to the politics of Key’s utterly cynical abuse of our democratic system. Kia kaha to them.

      • Clemgeopin 27.2.1

        I think this distracting flag change stunt, when there hadn’t been any media polls indicating that the public were clamouring for a change, is just a cunning distracting ploy dreamt up by Key’s expensive Crosby Textor PR outfit. Key does nothing without their say so. Otherwise, he, like Uk’s PM, David Cameron, wouldn’t be employing them at great expense!

        DTFMCC : DITCH THE FOUR MANIPULATED CLAYTON’S CHOICES.

    • lprent 27.3

      Jump in. But explain why any of those arsewipe flags is worth dying for. I wouldn’t\. They all look like John Key – a complete self-referential useless and incompetent wanker to me and many many others.

      Mind you so do you…

      Perhaps you could try explaining your position to this ex-soldier rather than being looking like a complete lazy facefuck grunt stuffed in John Key’s arse

      • Tracey 27.3.1

        Do people really die for a flag? They die for a feeling, a belief, a cause, a country, a way of life but a coloured piece of cloth? I think it over reaches when people talk about dying for the flag, they didn’t, they died for all kinds of things far more important than that. Yes, the flag represented something, and that is what they died for, not the flag.

      • tinfoilhat 27.3.2

        Perhaps being an ex-soldier explains your frequently abusive posts ?

        Where did you serve ?

        • Grant 27.3.2.1

          No no.. Joining the army (or any other authoritarian hierarchical organisation) simply creates the necessary atmosphere which allows your NATURAL bastardness to grow and develop and take on a meaningful shape in todays complex society.


          (Thanks Arlo).

  27. RedLogix 28

    I was always a Hundertwasser flag fan and I just want to say that while I can accept my choice didn’t make the final four – it truly fucks me off that this hideous abortion rightly mocked as the ‘hypnoflag’ did.

    At that point any remaining shred of credibility this process ever had vanished in a greasy little smut.

  28. Smilin 29

    The whole flag thing from the outset maybe Key couldnt get enough ego gratification from the present flag as he is not enough of a kiwi to feel the depth of history that most of us feel especially on ANZAC Day and to what makes us who we are
    Or maybe a strange sensation came over him that all the spin that his party produces is not the truth about how great he is and that the true conscience of NZers is something that he cant grasp or get past when things are going slow because the Kiwi way is that slow methodical and careful, attributes that he doesnt posses in his management of this nation so up yours Key,” I could see myself managing a small country” Key prior to entering NZ politics

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    1 week ago
  • New Zealand defence personnel conclude mission at Taji
    Following the successful conclusion of the Building Partner Capacity (BPC) mission at Taji, New Zealand defence personnel are returning to New Zealand from Iraq, in accordance with the Cabinet decision made in June 2019, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Ron Mark announced today. “New Zealand is very ...
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    1 week ago
  • State of National Emergency extended
    The State of National Emergency to help stop the spread of COVID-19 has been extended for a further seven days, Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare said. The initial declaration on March 25 lasted seven days and can be extended as many times as necessary. “Since we went into isolation ...
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    1 week ago
  • Strong Govt books support ‘go hard, go early’ response
    New Zealand’s ability to go hard and go early in the fight against COVID-19 has been underpinned by strong Government finances and the growing economy heading into this global pandemic, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. The Treasury today released the Crown financial statements for the eight months to the end ...
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    1 week ago
  • Christchurch Hospital Hagley ICU to open to support COVID-19 response
    Health Minister Dr David Clark says 36 new intensive care beds at Christchurch Hospital’s new Hagley building are being fast tracked so they are available for treatment of COVID-19 patients.   The Ministry of Health is working with contractor CPB and Canterbury DHB to enable access to the hospital’s ICU, ...
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    1 week ago
  • Government supports Air NZ freight flights
    The Government has fast-tracked up to $1 million to help Air New Zealand move urgent freight to and from New Zealand, with the first flight to Shanghai leaving tonight, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today. Phil Twyford says it’s crucial that trade in vital goods such as medical supplies and ...
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    1 week ago
  • Tariff concessions on COVID-19 related products
    New Zealand will temporarily remove tariffs on all medical and hygiene imports needed for the COVID-19 response. Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi said today that the New Zealand Customs Service will apply tariff concessions to all diagnostic reagents and testing ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Clarification of modification to wage subsidy scheme
    Minister of Finance Grant Robertson has clarified that the changes to the wage subsidy scheme announced yesterday mean that employers should be passing on the full subsidy to workers, except in the case where the person’s normal income is less than the level of the subsidy. “We still want employers ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Face masks flowing to DHBs
    Medical face masks from the national reserve supply are now being distributed to District Health Boards, while at the same time local production is being ramped up. Yesterday more than 640,000 masks were sent to DHBS – that is an immediate two week supply, with more to follow in coming ...
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    2 weeks ago