"What constitutes the life of a settler? A house on the cheap; a standard of living above the national average; a job usually subsidized by the government..."
We're in Shiloh since 1981, and you're describing some fancy Leftist tzfoni place, with lots of well-paid government people whose kids are jobniks, far removed from the worries of ordinary Israelis.
The tough questions should go to your neighbors and their parents who shot fellow Jews on the Altelena and turned in their neighbors to the British.
Get off your high horse and weed your own garden!