The mátchi syndrome, derived from a term found in the Native Americans languages of the Powhatan, Delaware, Massachusett, Ojibwe, and Cree.
Mátchi means evil or bad, and is used in various forms to refer to evilness of the mind, evil speech, evil acts, and so on.
Mothers do not give birth to “devilish” [evil] babies, but rather it is the mátchi heritage and wétiko disease that snatch children from their innocence and too often turns them into fear-full humans, and/or inter-generational perpetrators, predators, victims.
This mátchi syndrome has had dramatic and traumatic consequences on the modern world. The desire of ‘white’ (non-indigenous or new) settlers to “subdue” nature (as well as the indigenous people) in the Americas, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and so on, cannot be separated from their view of cities, buildings, and human-created things (machines, for example) as being part of “God’s world”, while the wilderness (nature in all of its beauty and splendour) is untamed and has to be overcome, managed, controlled or destroyed.
[Traumatising &/or abusing vulnerable/sensitive children, by constant/impressive exposure to violent/abusive environment/behaviours, and/or experiencing direct and impactful offence/attack is one of the most effective means for infecting and spreading this psycho-spiritual virus/infection.]
Wétiko aka wihtikow: Noun(uncountable) Origin; From Cree wihtikow (“greedy person; cannibal; giant man-eating monster”
“This disease, this wetiko (cannibal) psychosis, is the greatest epidemic sickness known to man.” We, as a species, are in the midst of a massive psychic epidemic, a virulent collective psychosis that has been brewing in the cauldron of humanity’s psyche from the beginning of time.
Like a fractal, wetiko operates on multiple dimensions simultaneously — intra-personally (within individuals), inter-personally (between ourselves), as well as collectively (as a species). “Cannibalism,” in Jack D. Forbes’s words, “is the consuming of another’s life for one’s own private purpose or profit.”
Those afflicted with wetiko, like a cannibal, consume the life-force of others — human and nonhuman — for private purpose or profit, and do so without giving back something from their own lives.”
See also Mamu Means Evil