Aging world leaders met once again at the Conference of the Wizened held in one of the oldest country's in the world. Do you see a theme here already?
The world leaders, with their token youngster, and by youngster we mean pushing 50 instead of 100 like the rest, spent five hours discussing the way forward for the world. The way forward, however, was the one they had envisioned and it was anything but forward.
The first hour of the meeting was the leaders bickering over something called the Cold War. The second hour was spent talking about preventing a third world war, even though no one is really interested in that.
The leaders then took to lambasting social media, blaming everything from Facebook to Tiktok for their dwindling popularity. "Leave the brain-washing of the masses to us. We don't need social media to do this for us," one of the leaders said.
The discussion then shifted towards green energy and the world leaders, too rich to be connected with the pulse of the real world, talked about how important green energy was. "Green energy is the way forward. The youth of the world must rise to fulfil the dream of complete green energy by the time we are all dead," one of the leaders said.
Other lesser leaders nodded in acknowledgement and said the youth really need to step up, except Greta, who has proven to be quite a pain in the you-know-what they said.
The meeting then took a turn towards blaming the youth for all the problems in the world and demanding that they step up to fix the problems they haven't caused or are even aware of.
When a youngish leader dared to say that the youth had actually become more socially- and politically- conscious than ever before, he was instantly mocked. "All they talk about is individual rights and freedoms. Blacks, gays, Uighurs and of course dogs. That's all they can talk about," a leader remarked.
The meeting finally ended with a resolution for the leaders to meet again next year if they are all alive and discuss the same old things.