The reaction to the vignette “Open Season: Children as Prey” can be called both shocking and thought-provoking. The text includes information about the difference between the living standards of children from rich and low-income families and the degree of horror to which poverty can reach. The example of Brazil shows that far from the smallest and poorest country in the world can have an overlooked version of this problem.
Most industrialized nations, besides economic interest, have a sense of the need for help and compassion, so they can contribute to solving the issue within their international constraints. What concerns the videos, I learned that it is impossible to fully understand the level of neglect of the situation without having lived it or become a full-fledged witness. After all, everyone in the world knows that developing countries, low-income families, and starving children are dying, but the problem remains unsolved. I learned about the existence of poverty bordering on death from hunger, but the example of Brazil makes me convinced of the greater global nature and scale of the spread of poor living conditions.
The cases are related to global stratification since they depict the difference between people related to a particular social group or community. Referring to global stratification, it can be stated that the world is compiled of three groups of countries: the most industrialized nations, the industrializing nations, and the least industrialized nations. Considering the possible contribution of most industrialized nations, it is possible to state that, in my opinion, these countries may have an absolutely sincere desire to help in a particular situation. The potential risk is the lack of the sphere of influence and leverage to resolve the issue practically. The question that occurred in my mind while getting acquainted with the chapter is: what are the tools the developed countries can utilize to influence the internal conditions in poor countries?