“Rich people in the West, they have not touched dead bodies, fresh wounds, rotten things. This is a problem. This is the human condition. We have to be ready for the moment we cease to exist.”
And on which Islamic fundamentalist recruitment website did you find that, Fred? Lalalalalalalalalala...
Fred, the problem isn't that we DON'T see that shit. The problem is that THEY DO---the Bhutanese or people from any third world country! Life used to be no better in the "west" than anywhere else until after the industrial revolution. 80% of the world still does not thrive. Who's fault is that? Is it, in every case, because of 1st world interference?
(BTW, when those terms were coined, there WAS a "second-world" term, rarely used, for only one nation----the USSR.)
We could begin just by listing the currently near-hopeless situations in lots (and lots and lots) of Africa. "Fixing" half of that would take a focused global effort that wouldn't even be close to goal until your (yet to-be-born) grandchildren will be in their 90's.
File under "#s can be twisted," but I was surprised to read last week that, in personal consumption, the US ranked 14th. Canada was 9th; you selfish, cozy warm, fat, narcissistic, globe-trotting, import crazy-bastards!