Thursday, April 04, 2013

A vexillological mystery in Nuku'alofa


As regular readers of this blog will know, I am a flag geek. My love for abstract painting and my weakness for political sloganeering are both indulged by vexillology, which is an art that values brusque communication as much as elegant design.

Back in February I criticised antipodean liberals for their convoluted flag designs, and suggested that a simple banner was a good banner. But a mysterious flag I recently discovered attached to the rundown Maseia (that is, Messiah) Plaza in downtown Nuku'alofa makes me wonder whether simplicity is always such a good thing. The flag in question, which was one of four obscure ensigns being muscled by a humid wind on a late Saturday afternoon, consists of a single green stripe on a plain white background (click on the photo to enlarge it).

There are a number of very stylish flags dominated by lone horizontal lines - on another weekend walk through Nuku'alofa I spotted a woman wearing a T shirt emblazoned with the words Proud to be Nauruan, and dominated by the beautiful flag of that betrayed and damaged nation - but I can't, offhand, think of a banner where the line sits on a background so drained of colour.
I wandered around the back of the Maseia building, which was opened by King Tupou IV in 1980 and is decorated with verses from the Bible, but nowadays seems empty apart from a pizza joint, and found myself in the grounds of Nuku'alofa's Catholic Basilica, where the flag of the world's smallest nation flew three huge silver bells stamped with Latinate phrases. (As I photographed the flag, I began to wonder why the world's two smallest nations both have flags which are dominated by yellow. Apart from the Vatican City and Niue, is there another country which has made yellow the main colour on its banner?)




I was about to leave the basilica behind when a voice called from the little garden at its rear. The bishop of Nuku'alofa wanted me to join him and a dozen or so of his parishioners around the kava bowl. "We're getting ready for the service tomorrow" he explained, as he sat in front of a cup of kava and a tall glass of beer. After we'd talked about the new pope, and wondered whether his southern hemisphere heritage might make him sensitive to the prolems of South Pacific nations like Tonga, I asked the bishop about the meaning of the strange banner flying on the Maseia Plaza. "I think it means...approximately...bullshit" he replied, as his congregation laughed.

Can anyone do better than the good bishop, and explain what odd piece of the globe the flag flying over Maseia Plaza might represent?

[Posted by Scott Hamilton]

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saxony flag... although the green strip is thinner in your photo of the mystery Tongan flag.

8:55 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

greenland

10:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYT links 2 u
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/stone-links-jane-austen-aristotelian-pope-benedict-marxist/

7:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scroll down
http://www.flagfocus.info/country/germany.html

9:22 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UFO Entrance in Small Malaita
This is a map of Small Malaita at the southern end of Malaita itself. The arrow points to another waterfall lake UFO subterranean entrance where I have also witnessed their activities is easy to find. I should know. Apart from making an expedition there and also watching these balls-of-light vehicles casually and so brazenly flying along the passage at night, my first Solomon wife’s father come from that Island. Once again, more about this place can be found in the book.


With regards to these waterfall lakes, and lakes that I’ve found being used in the Solomon Islands as subterranean entrances for these Extraterrestrials, there seems to be a common denominator with these above the surface of the sea lakes and such, and maybe one day when others might follow up on my research, they may take this into account when they maybe looking for other entrances elsewhere in the Solomon Islands (that’s if you’re not stopped), and the rest of the world.


In the past, Solomon Islanders have told me of, as they describe them, flat stingray type UFOs with big

10:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

round glowing lights underneath. They sometimes see them flying low over the jungle, and sometimes surfacing out of the sea where they are fishing. They have landed near villages, and the (‘black’ or white) human people that get out of them, have strange uniforms on. These particular types of UFOs, which is just one of the many models that the world shadow Government builds and also subterraneanly possess, are also known for stealing village people and taking very young children only to return them a day or two later. I wonder what they do with these people, and how long has this been going on? At least with regards to the Extraterrestrials beneath the Solomon Islands, I know that they have been there for many centuries and quite possible much, much longer.


I have no evidence that these manmade UFOs go to the Extraterrestrial civilisations beneath the Solomon Islands, but, from all the evidence, and on my behalf more, it is very probable that they do. It’s a long story of how the owners of these manmade UFOs (to us) have concealed to the rest of Humanity of what they have been secretively doing for decades, and how they, in their quest for technological supremacy towards their ungodly goals, have somewhat semi-allied themselves in a love/hate relationship with some of the nastier types of Extraterrestrials that can be found beneath the Solomon Islands, and other parts of the world. Humanity, though, is lucky that there are ‘good-guy’ Extraterrestrials around keeping an eye on what’s going on. I’m sure that it’s their hope that Humanity will soon spiritually wakes-up and become aware of the longstanding global deception that has perpetrated to them. Unfortunately, it would appear that’s it too late to stop what the ‘New World Order’ has been orchestrating to happen for these last decades and that realisation wanted from us will come through this very near global war series. The reasons for all this can be found in the book for sale on this Website.


There was a occasion during the Solomon Islands’ Guadalcanal campaign of WWII that the Allies predominately American fleet, whilst in the early hours of the morning anchored at ‘Iron Bottom Sound,’ had a group of fifty ‘balls-of-light’ type UFOs (in a 5x10 formation) fly over the fleet causing them to go to General Quarters.

10:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They came from the west and overflew the fleet in view of all and continued on out of sight to the east, towards Malaita. The Americans, thinking that this was a new Japanese secret weapon, radioed the other fleet to ask Hawaii what to do. Accounts by sailors of this happening can be found on the Internet. Personally, out of the scores of individual UFOs that I have seen in the Solomon Islands, like the WWII Guadalcanal fleet, they have only been the ‘balls-of-light’ type UFOs, and none of the other types that others see around the world.


Without accounting for the manmade UFOs flying around, the point that I’m making is, and of course, I may be wrong: “What! Are all the other drivers of these other ‘Extraterrestrial’ types of UFO vehicles found flying around the world all to frightened to hang around the Solomon Islands’ airspace?” I dare say that maybe there’s a bit of tension between the Solomon Islands’ subterranean ‘Reptilians etc’ and other ‘Extraterrestrials’ found around and beneath other parts of this planet, and in the millennia past, other planets within the neighbourhood of our Galaxy. That is another deep down reason for, the yet, still not declared, secretive ‘One World Government’ having the Solomon Islands contained by the current occupying force. “Iraq,” and all that is about to happen, is all by their organised design, as one day we will find out.


For many reasons, as difficult as it is for Humanity to accept as reality at the moment, these monumental groundbreaking discoveries that eventually all humanity will have to accept, has compelled me to make efforts to share them with the rest of the world.


For those that are first timers at reading this Website and trying to make any sense out of it and can’t, or those that may consider it rubbish, there’s not much that I can say except: Don’t worry, if you can’t comprehend what’s in the book, within a decade, that’s if you’re still alive, it definitely will all become clearer to you.

10:33 pm  

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