So there you have it.
Woolworths (no longer Woolies so much as Wokies) decided not to sell Oz Day merch after advice from their very own, in-house 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩.
Or if you like, their very own 𝐢𝐧-𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞
Take a bow Australia. Your gut instincts that something was off about the voice were correct.
In a roundabout way, Woolworths did us all a favour because with this very sneaky and sly strategy, they have exposed exactly what the voice was all about.
And just as with the real voice, symbolic, historical stuff like Australia Day would have been just the beginning.
If Australia Day, why not treaties then reparation? Or DEI in the form of affirmative action?
On a micro scale domestically, this is the identical strategy being implemented globally on many issues by the World Economic Forum in an endeavour to force change without ever having been elected to anything.
The global corporates, by going off piste and working outside the democratic guardrails of the nation state and the wishes of the people, are doing all the heavy lifting and leg work.
The Woolworths Indigenous Advisory Group and others like them, operating outside of the legislative beltway and although having no power to implement official policy as such, form the railhead or the headwaters upstream that feeds into the national cultural river downstream.
It’s the Breitbart doctrine that culture is always upstream of politics and the global corporates are doing their bit to shape the culture as it breaches the dam, over the spillway on its journey down river and into your life.
Like it or not, Woolworths and others like them are part of the national fabric and therefore part of our lives, and are therefore able arrogate to themselves the power and the capacity overtime to fashion, forge and shape community sentiment.
And we can be assured that other big corporations also have their own in-house Indigenous advisory group.
For example, the head of the 𝐖𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩’𝐬 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐀𝐟𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐲, Adam Bray, has significant experience in Indigenous Affairs roles at Shell, Telstra, the Australian Human Rights Commission and Royal Australian Navy.