Friday, October 29, 2004

What is politics ?

Son: "Dad, I have to do a special report for school. Can I ask you a question?"

Father: "Sure, Son. What is it?"

Son: "What is politics?"

Father: "Well, let's take a look at home. For example, I am the wage earner, so let's call me the Capitalism. Your mother is the administrator of the money, so let's call her the government. We take care of your needs, so let's call you the people. Since the maid is paid with money that I earn, let's call her the working class. Your baby brother, we'll call the future. Now, do you understand that son?"

Son: "I'm not really sure, Dad. I'll have to think it over."

Later that night, awakened by his brother's crying, the son went to see what was wrong. Discovering that he had seriously soiled his diaper, the boy went to his parents room and found his mother asleep. He then went to the maids room, whereupon peeking through the keyhole, he saw his father in bed with the maid. The boys knocking went unheeded by his father and the maid, so he went back to his room and fell to sleep. The next morning he said to his father....

Son: "Dad, now I think I fully understand what politics is."

Father: "Good, Son. Can you tell us in your own words, what is it?"

Son: "Well, Dad, while Capitalism is screwing the working class, government is sound asleep, the people are being completely ignored and the future is in deep shit."