Welfare and the Victim Mentality, (and How it Relates to Foraging) Part III

Government aid is not intended to help you. It is not intended to get you by a hard spot in your life so that you may emerge stronger. It is there to put you into a lifelong entitlement mindset and ensure that you remain an active voting block, voting for those who are doling out the ‘Bread and Circuses’.

If any type of Government aid did what it was supposedly designed to do, then it would be WORKING, would it not? People would be on it for a short time, and then they’d be back on their feet and on their own. But that’s just not what happens, is it? Even in the best of financial times, there are still MILLIONS of Americans on the .gov dole. So.. is it working? I leave the answer up to you.

This is just beyond ridiculous.

We are so utterly disconnected from the natural world as a people, it’s downright scary.

Our ancestors conquered and then industrialized an entire continent, and yet WE, their descendents, who consider ourselves, smarter than they were, better educated, and at the pinnacle of evolution, cannot even feed ourselves.


Is that not risible? Is it not laughable? It has to be a joke, right? If only..

What other animal in nature cannot feed itself? What animal LACKS the incredibly basic skills and knowledge to find, acquire, hunt, fish, or otherwise locate it’s own food.

I can’t think of one.

That makes the modern American ‘consumer’ the most utterly useless animal on the planet. Whoa. Heavy stuff there.

But we don’t have to be like that. We CAN take our power back and learn how to make our families food-secure, even in the toughest of times, and even when all the food at the stores has run out and the shelves are so bare that even the food no one ever eats is gone.

This is the reason I wrote this series. It’s not to bash folks who are on welfare or food stamps.

It’s to let them know that there is a BETTER WAY.

We HAVE the capacity to not depend on anyone or anything for our very basic needs, just like any other animal out there in nature.

I can hear the feeble protestations now. “I just don’t have the time to learn that stuff.” (Cut out television and gaming, you’ll have plenty of time to spare.) Or… “It’s too difficult to learn that stuff. (No, really, it’s easy as pie. Have you ever tried? Probably not.) Or… “There are plants that not even an EXPERT can tell from a toxic one!” (Bullchips. If it couldn’t be told apart, and fairly easily, it wouldn’t be labeled as a separate species, now would it? I swear, folks’ll think up darn near anything to avoid getting their fingers a bit dirty and doing something that remotely resembles work.)

And, to top it off, most of this knowledge is usually available 100% free of charge. Now doesn’t that beat all.

Do you know that not ONE of my neighbors, many of whom are on food stamps, and have been for years, are interested in learning how to forage for themselves? Or how to hunt or fish? Not one.

I’ve offered countless times. It’s “Too much work”. Or “That’s for poor people… we’re just in a tough spot right now”. Or. “Well I would go hunting or fishing, but see, I have a bum leg/bad back/ulcerated sphincter/ruptured spleen/Lazyfeckitis.” Or, one that is perhaps my all time favorite: “Ick, is that a… WEED? People in 3rd world countries eat that kind of crap.”

A ‘weed’ to someone is nothing but something they are too culturally biased, stupid, and ignorant to know that it’s good for them and has been food for humankind since the dawn of time.

Dandelions, thistle, dock, plantain, chicory, sorrel, chickweed, purslane, burdock… these are all weeds to my neighbors. Things to exterminate and spray Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ on. To me, these are dinner salads and supper potherbs. They also are exponentially more healthy for you than any conventionally grown product you’ll find in a store, as they typically have the 85 trace elements that your conventional produce often lacks, due to industrial soils being depleted for decades.

Never in the history of mankind have we been this dumbed down, this dulled, this absolutely incompetent that we not only CANNOT provide our own food for ourselves, but that we in fact have absolutely NO interest in finding out HOW to do so.

IF you refuse to learn how to feed yourself, and are not 100% totally handicapped for some reason or another…

And, IF you, upon having your food stamps cut off in some kind of emergency, would turn to violence against your fellow man in order to feed your family…

IF and ONLY if the above applies, then please do the rest of the planet a favor and cleanse the gene pool of your screwed up genes, and by all that is holy, do NOT reproduce.

Otherwise it’s time to chalk your hands, man/woman up and start pulling the rope.

It’s time to take your destiny into your own hands and rid our species of this ridiculous dependence on other entities in order to provide something so simple as a meal.

This is not uncompassionate. It is the true meaning of compassion. It takes the hard choices into account. It’s also what real liberty is about. It’s about allowing those who make their own idiot choices, the right to experience the fallout from their horrifyingly stupid actions until they either pull their stuff together, or die from their own incompetence.

I wish no one no ill will. And I’ll never harm anyone, unless they first try to harm me, my family, or my Tribe.

But by the same token, it’s not my, or your, responsibility to save the idiots who refuse to help pull the rope and save themselves.

If someone outright REFUSES to learn to feed themselves, I have no compassion for them. Zero, zip, nada.

They are typically kept just fed enough to be docile and complacent. Of course, the neurotoxins in the public water supply (fluoride and chloride) do help to progress that agenda.

Everyone thinks the world would end if the food stamps are cut off.

I see another outcome. One where people would ‘wake up’ from their stupors, and actually help each other. They’d have no other choice. Hunger would compel them to action. People are actually amazing critters, when put between a rock and a hard place.

I often wonder if people even LOOK at the stuff they eat, or even put in their mouth.

Has anyone seen the label on your tube of toothpaste? Here’s a pic I just took. (It’s not our toothpaste we use fluoride free stuff, some relatives visited not too long ago and left it. I keep it for illustrative purposes.)

I’ll type what it says just in case you can’t fully read it. It says: “Warnings: keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than is used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Is that just ‘YUM’ or what?

And you are brushing your teeth with this? God help you

We CAN help people in need, just like our ancestors did. We don’t need .gov to do it for us, and until we figure this out, nothing will change for the better in that regard.

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