Balance (is there one?)

Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God went missing for 6 days. Eventually, Michael, the Archangel found Him on the seventh day resting.

He enquired of God: "Where have you been ?"

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look Michael, look what I have created" Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said "What is it?"

"It's a planet", replied God, "and I have put life on it. I'm going to call it Earth, and it is going to be a great place of balance". "Balance?" enquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth. "For example, North America will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while South America will be poor, the Middle East, over there will be a hot spot and Russia will be a cold spot. Over there I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people". God continued, pointing out various places and various countries. "This one will be extremely hot and arrid, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel was very impressed by God's work and he pointed to a small land mass and said, "What's that one?"

"Ah" said God, "that's Holland, the most glorious place on Earth. There are beautifull lakes, rivers and countryside The people are are going to be modest, intelligent and humorous and they are going to be found travelling the world. They will be exremely sociable, hard working and high achieving. They will be known throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of peace."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be BALANCE!"

God replied wisely, "Wait until you see the wankers I'm putting next to them in Belgium."