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third world

Underdeveloped or developing countries, as in The conditions in our poorest rural areas resemble those in the third world. This expression originated in the mid-1900s, at first denoting those countries in Asia and Africa that were not aligned with either the Communist bloc nations or the non-Communist Western nations. Because they were for the most part poor and underdeveloped, the term was transferred to all countries with those characteristics, and later still to poorer groups within a larger prevailing culture.
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Westerners are currently programmed fro materialism, Third Worlders are programmed for overpopulation, and nearly all earth's pristine acres have already, for good or ill, been touched by the hand of man.
Moreover, according to Troy, Moynihan's fight against Resolution 3379 was intended as a rebuff to, as the author puts it, "[W]estern elites who romanticized Third Worlders [and] cast Palestinians as noble, oppressed, disenfranchised people of color and Israelis as ignoble, oppressive racists whites.
The overclass-underclass alliance, he said, had seized on a new strategy for strengthening itself: the importation of massive underclass reinforcements via unrestricted immigration of poor, unskilled Third Worlders from regions of low civilizational achievement--people bound to end up on the elites' clientage rolls in perpetuity.
My country is always wrong" has become the creed on which Third Worlders act, and with them Trotskyites and other neo-Marxists agitating against globalization and all the policies of the United States, no matter what they might be: Euro-fanatics who wish to consign the nation-state to oblivion; Red Brigaders and other anarchists, protestors against the liberation from tyranny of Iraq and Afghanistan and striving to impeach Bush and Blair for it; British Muslim suicide bombers and George Galloway, who so admires Saddam Hussein for "indefatigability," down to those who kill to prevent abortion or to promote animal rights.
There must be some explanation other than the determination and skill of pajama-wearing Third Worlders.
The Third Worlders rule South Africa, and so are in a position, and have the motivation, to redress the imbalances and close the gaps as they are nowhere else.