Rockaway you are going to have to explain that. I have been living in Sweden since 1980 so I don’t get a lot of contemporary US culture.
I remember taking a tour of the White House, sometime in the late fifties early sixties. We just lined up and off we went. In the 70’s I spent some days in Lafayette Square, protesters and crazy people lined the White House fence with signs and little chairs to rest on. There was traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue. The last time I was there, 2015 or so, the place was all closed up.
The most important piece is missing, the instructions. Must not be from IKEA.
Thinking is fine, blurting out your free speech is subject to the freedom of others to take you at your words.
Nor should it be. Enjoy it while it’s still present.
I have five and now we are pulling stuff out for the grandkids. Polarn & Pyret that were used when we got them still going strong.
I live in Sweden, I have lived here for over half my life. I never wanted to make Sweden sound like a poor underdeveloped country, I wanted you to Google Third world country. There are maps of the world where your definition is supported but all of them suffer from the ‘but what is the second world’ problem. The Cold War definition does not. Poor countries cannot afford trash, the inhabitants use it. For real trash production you need an overflowing cornucopia of stuff. But really, you need to read Factfulness, or check out Hans Rosling’s TED talks, before you talk about ‘poor countries’.
As far as the media I frequent goes, the Third World still means nations not aligned with the western nuclear powers nor with the Warsaw Pact. I stick with the definition of the Third World as it originally was, mostly because of ‘the Second World’, it all becomes meaningless without the history. The Third World is maligned by stateside media as a result of the Cold War, ‘you are either with us or against us’ was not a concept invented by President George Bush. The term non-aligned can also be used. Non-developed or under-developed are terms used for what you so loosely refer to as the Third World, but here I direct you to Factfulness by Hans Rosling, another Swede. If you want to say unkind things about countries not your own then abjure generalizations and use the names of those nations. And remember that only rich countries can afford trash.
I live in Sweden and I always point out that Sweden is a third world country because so very many people do not know the history of the term. Google is your friend here.
Sweden is a third world country.