A little boy goes to his dad and asks, “What is politics?”
Dad says, “Well son, let me try to explain it this way:
I’m the breadwinner of the family, so let’s call me capitalism.
Your Mom, 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.”
So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what his father said. Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has shit his nappy. So the little boy goes to his parents’ room and finds his mother fast asleep. Not wanting to disturb her, he goes to the nanny’s room. He’s suprised to find the door locked, and he peeks in the keyhole and spys his father making sweet tender love with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed.
The next morning, the little boy says to his father, “Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now.”
The father says, “Good son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about.”
The little boy replies, “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.”