Corruption is a form of corrosion, corrosion or corrupted spirit/energy within is as a disease, a virus, that spreads or not throughout the system within and infected, affecting those around. When the inner sheath has been torn, ripped, traumatised, its as if like the vacuum in a pressurised cabin has been breached, and an opening within the inner psyche—spiritual immune system—is disabled, damage. The corruption and corrosive disease I speak of is like the wind, we see its effects and the damage chaotic winds can produce, but we never see the wind … evil is like the wind of darkness, viral bacteria to the spirit/soul, integrity of the individual … the Aboriginal people I grew with have their word for evil/bad… mamu!
And if they recognised as such way back when, then why the heck do moderners think/believe that such “evil” no longer exists? We live in a corrupt system, paradigm … and many many are “diseased” and “corrupted” by such environmental association and other “carriers”, just like a disease or pandemic.
The result of a long campaign by those who wished to establish a colony according to the principles of systematic colonisation, the South Australia Act of 1834 empowered the King to erect South Australia into one or more British Provinces, and to provide for its colonisation and government. The preamble to the Act included a description of the lands on which such Provinces were to be erected as ‘waste and unoccupied Lands, which are supposed to be fit for the Purposes of Colonization’.
A period of intense negotiation followed between those planning to establish the Province of South Australia and the Colonial Office, which administered Britain’s colonies. One of the topics under discussion was provisions for the Aboriginal inhabitants, particularly in relation to their proprietary rights to land, rights which those in the Colonial Office believed were beyond dispute. The Colonization Commissioners, seeking to establish the Province, disputed that such rights would be found to exist, believing that Aboriginal people did not ‘occupy’ the land in a way that would be recognised by British institutions.
Negotiations between the Commissioners and the Colonial Office continued. Finally, when the Letters Patent establishing the Province were signed on 19 February, 1836, they included the clause:
Provided always, that nothing in these our letters patent contained shall affect or be construed to affect the rights of any Aboriginal Natives of the said Province to the actual occupation or enjoyment in their own Persons or in the Persons of their Descendants of any Lands therein now actually occupied or enjoyed by such Natives.
The first of the South Australian Company’s ships, the John Pirie, set sail for South Australia just three days later.
In 1838 the South Australia Act was amended, and wording conforming to (and referring to) the Letters Patent was inserted.
Colonisation of the new province of South Australia proceeded with little regard for the words of the Letters Patent relating to Aboriginal rights to land. In 2011, the Letters Patent are again the source of discussion and controversy as the significance and legal meaning of the document are debated.
Source: Bound For South Australia
“The term ‘cultural respect’ refers to the recognition, protection and continued advancement of the inherent rights, cultures and traditions of Aboriginal people. Cultural respect is achieved when cultural differences are respected.”
~ Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2004): Cultural Respect Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2004-2009 p7
Comment: It’s saddening to say, but in my experience, I see and hear little to none of this — cultural respect, that is — in my work, my community, nor amongst friends, colleagues and/or family. The one-world, one-view, “we are family” monoculture, or uniculture (as in uniform, unified) virus has now spread far and wide in the past few thousand years.