A boy asked his father, “Daddy, what’s politics?”
“How do I explain?” the father said. “I’m the breadwinner of the family, so let’s call me Capitalism. Your mother takes care of the finances, so we’ll call her the Government. We take care of your needs, so we’ll call you the People. We’ll call the nanny the Working Class. And we’ll call your baby sister the Future. Have a think about that for a few days.”
Later that night, the boy woke up to hear his baby sister crying because she’d soiled herself. His mother was fast asleep in her room, so he went to get the nanny.
Finding the nanny’s door locked, the boy looked through the keyhole and saw his dad in bed with her.
The next morning, he said to his father, “I think I understand politics now.”
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“Really? That was quick!”
“Yeah,” said the boy. “The Government is sound asleep while Capitalism is screwing the Working Class, the People are being ignored, and the Future is in deep sh*t!”
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