I don't want to be a kept citizen, state taking care of all my needs.
Who is a kept citizen? Is he the one who enjoys facilities provided by the government for his past position?
Dear Dr. Appalayya:
The 'kept' in this quote is a reference to the expression 'a kept woman' (or, less frequently, 'man').
A 'kept woman' is one who is maintained financially (provided with housing, food, spending money, etc.) by a lover.
I hope this is helpful,