From our Canadian Indian Agent in the Field:
$235.00 for bills and food, $325.00 for rent.
That's how I managed to move out of my parents place when I was 20, by getting on welfare. From one crappy reservation house to another. This is what I survived on for... 6 years.
Didn't do anything either just spent my days and nights playing League of Legends and downloading Movies 90% of the time.
Keep in mind I never invested in myself either. Didn't have a licence until I was 26, all my ID was expired and I didn't exercise.
Because who needs all that when the money just rolls on in?
Plus my entitlement always had to be fed. "White man took it all, I at least deserve this!"
So fast forward 6 years of this sloth: no job, no car, no girlfriend, and an extra 80lbs in fat.
Who cared? Not one damn person told me I wasting my youth. Told me I was wrong to accept someone else's money because I didn't earn it. No one pointed at me and laughed. Why? Great question.
What would my people give up to continue believing the White Man was keeping them down? At least their honesty with me... so my misery was worth it to them.
They would never admit it was hard work, discipline, and honesty that provided true wealth. Nope. Never.
Another fun-fact: Not everyone got as much money as I did. Welfare was the bottom of the totem pole, the only competition we had was over comfy Band Office jobs. Where the only work done was to look busy and watch the chief manage to get most of his/her family members all "jobs" long enough to go on Employment Insurance. Not to mention all the missing funds from the Bands bank account, yep how the mighty have fallen.
At one time we lived like hunter-gatherers, against nature. Back when masculinity was celebrated.
But now whenever anyone try's to leave the crab bucket everyone else attempts to pull him back in. I could never be right in my arguments with family nor could we ever be in the wrong ethically as a people.
I would point out the flawed logic in spending money of the 'White Mans' children(Tax/Debt payers) they didn't do anything to hurt us. "They inherited a legacy of genocide!" My mother told me... now that's fucked up.
Even if we followed that principle ourselves we would end up owing other natives money. I'm sure at one point we took land, women, and resources during war. But why would I owe anyone anything? I wouldn't do those things unless in self-defence. Yet no one expects me to pay anyone!
Logic, Reason and Evidence don't work on the willingly ignorant. I'm almost 28 now and for the past year and a half I've wasted my time trying to save those who don't want to see the world is full of possibility and if they worked hard enough could afford a happy lifestyle.
My latest mistake is obvious. I attempted to bring those who hurt me off the reservation. But I now realized they can't change unless they decide to and most of them are so old now that, in my opinion, they deserve the misery they brought onto themselves.
Remember: they are now subjecting the young and innocent to their delusion and broken way of life.
So in the wise words of the man who Red Pilled me: '"Giving back to the community" presupposes the community ever gave to you in the first place. Fuck the community.' -Aaron Clarey
I'm just some fat native guy trying to get his life started. Working on odd jobs and in becoming a minimalist. Feel free to follow me @realAllenK, in my free time I watch/listen philosophy and podcasts.