“Wait.” Said the alien ambassador, shaking his large grey head, “I have made misunderstanding.”
“You give these… feet-ballers millions of your earth money to play a game, whilst countless humans in your southern hemisphere die of starvation every day?”
The Prime Minister shuffled uncomfortably. “Well, it’s more complicated than that.”
If alien’s came to visit, do you think we’d be able to justify to them the way our planet is run? The vast majority of the world’s population lives in poverty whilst a tiny minority enjoy wealth and pleasure to fill a thousand lifetimes.
I suppose a similar question might be asked about our treatment of animals as food: “You slaughter billions of beings every year, when you could survive off of vegetables?”