Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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I think Thom wanted to say that Chile is not a fully developed country.

Thought is free, of course.

But no, that's not what I wanted to say. The western world, in my eyes, refers to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe. It is not a designation indicating developedness or wealth - it's a cultural designation. I think South America has long since reached a point where it does not make sense to lump it together with its former colonisers.

It's its own, distinct part of the world, and lumping it together with the above mentioned areas would do a great disservice to the uniqueness of the continent, its cultures, and its peoples.

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