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.
(1) “Columbus was a wétiko. He was mentally ill or insane, the carrier of a terribly contagious psychological disease, the wétiko psychosis. The Native people he described were sane people with a healthy state of mind. Sanity or healthy normality among humans and other living creatures involves a respect for other forms of life and other individuals. I believe that is the way people have lived (and should live). The wétiko psychosis, and the problems it creates, have inspired many resistance movements and efforts at reform or revolution. Unfortunately, most of these efforts have failed because they have never diagnosed the wétiko as an insane person whose disease is extremely contagious.”
(2) “The wétiko psychosis is a sickness of the spirit that takes people down an ugly path with no heart. They may kill, but they are not warriors. They may learn skills, but they acquire no wisdom. They may be surrounded by death but they do not, or cannot, learn its message. They chase after the riches or rewards of a transient world and delude themselves into believing that big tombs and monuments can make it permanent. Above all, the wétiko disease turns such people into werewolves and vampires, creatures of the European’s nightmare world, and creatures of the wétiko’s reality. … They have taken their Satan [evil] to the four corners of the world, and they have made him [it] their “God”.”
— Jack D. Forbes, Columbus and Other Cannibals
Note: Wétiko (wet-ee-ko) is a Native American term, for cannibal in the Cree language, defining what they felt is the amoral and predatory behaviour of Europeans: that they consume others’ lands and lives by physical [spiritual] or economic enslavement.
The following excerpt is from an article titled “Three reasons to cut higher education funding” written in 2001.
In my view it is disappointing yet (unfortunately) to be expected — though not acceptable — that more than 6 years later, nothing has changed the general state of Aboriginal ill-health and poverty, as described herein:
“… within Australia there are much greater needs than higher education. The conspicuous exceptions to Australian’s general wealth are the thousands of Aboriginal peoples who live in Third World conditions of inadequate nutrition, no reticulated water, poor sanitation, inadequate housing and lack of access to basic health services. Consequently Indigenous Australians suffer infant mortality and life expectancy rates more similar to the Third World than to the rest of Australia.
Aboriginal peoples die 15-20 years younger than the Australian population, with 23 times the average death rate from infections of the kidney, 12-17 times the average for diabetes (one of the highest rates in the world) and 3-5 times the death rate from chronic respiratory disease. Aboriginal babies are twice as likely to be of low birth weight, to die or fail to thrive. Aboriginal people are 10 times more likely to suffer blindness than the general population and twice as likely to be admitted to hospital. Indigenous Australians suffer higher than average rates for mental disorders, alcohol and other drug related conditions, circulatory diseases, nervous system disorders, skin diseases and infectious and parasitic diseases. These conditions reach an acute stage because of lack of early attention—either because services are not available, or because they are inaccessible to Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSIC, 2001).
Australia should allocate resources first to ensuring that all Australians have a reasonable expectancy and quality of life.” ~ Australian Review of Public Affairs (Oct 2001)
With the National Apology been and done (13 Feb 2008), and despite millions of dollars being allocated annualy for “Aboriginal health programs”, the overall state of the Aboriginal life-style is status quo as described above, and the Aboriginal “industry” is business as usual, creating career opportunities and career paths in “Indigenous affairs” for many 1,000s of non-Aboriginal Australians. Darn pity about that.