And I am sure you have a very convenient definition of "structural violence."I'm talking about voting for policies that cause structural violence against oppressed groups whether or not one belongs to that group.
What if I vote to cut defense spending? That would lower employment in that sector. By your definition, I am fighting structural violence (the military-industrial complex) WITH structural violence (public sector unemployment).It is significant when people are manipulated into voting for programs that will cut off access to medical help, education, employment, etc
At the expense of other people's children, mothers, grandparents, and neighbors. Public expenditures necessarily come from everyone else. You are espousing the kind of "Fuck everyone else; I'm gonna get mine" mentality you are decrying in the private sector. Isn't it wrong for the upper classes to vote for politicians who are out to game the system for crony capitalists? I sure think so. You're trying to pick and choose without a principle in place that goes for everyone in society. Either your enthusiasm for self-interest in the political realm is unfounded, or you're discriminating against people on account of their socioeconomic class.When we vote in favor of our own interests we vote in favor of our children, our mothers, our grandparents and neighbors.
Free medical care and food are not human rights.Someone voting in favor of medical care or sustenance is not truly greedy and wrong but is someone who comprehends their own human rights.