The third world is not downtrodden by its volition. Its people are not any worse than the inhabitants of richer lands. They are just worse off. Ridiculing a third world nation is the hare ridiculing the tortoise. Not fair. You can’t have all the minerals, all the good climate, all the natural resources and mock someone else.
Expecting the third world to ever rise to such levels is probably impossible; but something wonderful is happening in
We still have a long way to go. But we sure have a better future than the developed world.