Whaleoil Conspiracy Theory: The Curse of Key’s Flag Referendum

Remember back in 2015 when that nice Mr Key wanted us to consider a brand new flag?  Well, the nation sent him packing.  And in the end, whatever reason you may ascribe to it, he didn’t finish his term.  He quit.  Ran away.

“How is this a curse?”, you ask?   Check out what happened to other people who were heavily involved in the debate.  

Sean Plunket had a shirt made.  Then he quit radio.  Then he became the campaign manager of TOP.  Then he lost his composure when TOP predictably failed and he didn’t get his reward.  His breach of the electoral act (as a campaign manager), will be referred to the police.


Another politician keenly contesting a point of view in the flag debate.  Whole party got 0.6%, and he declared himself an opposition party before coalition negotiations had even started.  Perhaps he should just have stuck to the flag we had.  As one would expect, from a right wing conservative party.


To be fair, Richard Prosser tried to keep the current flag, but he went Full Retard as well as invoke Godwin’s Law.   He ended up languishing at the bottom of the NZ First list, made ineffective and puerile attacks on his party leader, and is currently quoted in media as “a source close to Winston Peters” who is happy to continue the rumours he started about Peters’ health.

Gone-burger also.

Marama Fox was for change as well, but I couldn’t find a nice photo.


You tell me:  Flag curse or not?

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