Hey Raam, that’s a great point about losing the labels “third world” and “first world!” As handy as they can be, they can be rather dangerous: when this many really different countries (not to mention people) are grouped together, it’s so easy to lose sight of the individual differences, possibilities and difficulties…

Also, although this is a bit exaggerated, it can be seen as a sort of globally approved apartheid. We keep the poor out of our safe and clean world by labeling them “third world.” A different world means that it’s “us” and “them”, and we don’t have to worry about “them.” What we really need is to start seeing every one as “us.” I think that’s the only way real justice can happen…