You have just arrived in Hokkaido from Mars. The first thing you notice is that this place has the best toilets in the universe. There is also endless free food and drink. If the rest of the planet is anything like the big convention centre where you decided to park your spaceship, life on Earth is good. The basic human needs (or rights, as you Martians regard them) are taken care of.
The people are of two species: important and unimportant. The unimportant ones wear badges which are checked at the the security gates. Many of them carry tools - black boxes with glass eyes on the front, or sticks with lumps of foam on the end - which show they have to work for a living.
The important ones carry no tools or badges. You never actually meet one. There are clues that they are in another place some distance away, where the free food is even more splendid. You only know they exist because they are constantly shown on television screens. Among the important people, there is a group of light-skinned males (though one of them might be female); a group of dark-skinned males (with just a couple who are lighter-skinned); and a group of light-skinned females.
The white females are having most fun. They are on the screen quite a lot. Each of them seems to have brought along a white male. Perhaps they are breeding pairs. But the white males are usually together in a separate group, and they spend their time talking to each other or making speeches to groups of the unimportant, tool-carrying species.
The black males are with the white males for most of the first day, but after that, they disappear. On the second day, when you have mastered the local language, you learn that that the white males are called the G8, and that they are indeed the breeding partners of the white females.
The black males were here as special guests for an 'outreach' day. They have now returned to other parts of the planet with names like Ghana, Senegal and Nigeria. From everything you have seen in Hokkaido, you would expect that these places also have free food and wonderful toilets. But a few things you have heard in the speeches suggest that this might not be so.
What a puzzling place Earth is.