The Reality of Politics

A young boy went to his dad and asked, “What is politics?”

His father replied, “Well, son, let me try to explain it this way. I’m the breadwinner of the family, so let’s call me capitalism. Your mother, she’s the administrator of the money, so we’ll call her the government. We’re here to take care of your needs, so we’ll call you the people. The nanny, we’ll consider her the working class. And your baby brother, we’ll call him the future. Now, think about that and see if that makes sense.”

The young boy went off to bed thinking about what dad had said.

Later that night, he heard his baby brother crying, so he got up to check on him.

He found that the baby had dirtied his nappy. He went to his parents’ room and found his mother sound asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he went to the nanny’s room. Finding the door locked, he peeked in the keyhole and saw his father in bed with the nanny.

He gave up and went back to bed.

The next morning, the now wiser boy said to his father, “Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now.”

The father said, “Go on, son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about.”

The boy replied, “Well, while capitalism is screwing the working class, the government is sound asleep, the people are being ignored and the future is in deep shit.”

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