Have you ever been to a third world city?
I live in a third world city. And I have been to East LA, Compton, El Monte, Lynwood, Baldwin Park, Anaheim, etc. etc.
I lived in:
Port Au Prince (Petionville)
Freetown Sierra Leone
Rio De Janiero
Raised in Jackson Mississippi.
I think I have proper credentials for third world cred....you can ping a dozen freepers to check my veracity if you’d like.
Los Angeles is not yet third world but it’s getting close as are other US cities.
Wealth in enclosed guarded pockets or sections and swaths of lawlessness where police presence takes on a militaristic look.
Lack of national cultural cohesiveness and education and language.
By the way....you may be too young to recall but I’m not and not too long ago the typical American City did not have good areas and bad areas. That sorta garbage exploded after the mid 60s and the illegals and illegitimacy epidemics have only been two of many catalyst(s)
but....to sorta take your side....I’d like to know how London compares nowadays to these measurements the Telegraph has....bet it’s pretty close