A little boy came home from school one day and said
to his father, "Dad, what can you tell me about politics? I have to learn about it
for school tomorrow." The father thought some and said, "OK son, the best way I
can describe politics is to use an analogy. Let's say that I'm capitalism because I'm the
breadwinner. Your mother will be government because she controls everything, our maid will
be the working class because she works for us, you will be the people because you answer
to us, and your baby brother will be the future. Does that help any?" The little boy
said, "Well, Dad, I don't know, but I'll think about what you said."
Later that night, after
everyone had gone to bed, the little boy was woken up by his brother's crying. Upon
further investigation, he found a dirty diaper. So, he went down the hall to his parent's
bedroom and found his father's side of the bed empty and his mother wouldn't wake up. Then
he saw a light on in the guest room down the hall, and when he reached the door, he saw
through the crack that his father was in bed with the maid. Because he couldn't do
anything else, he turned and went back to bed.
The next morning, he said to
his father at the breakfast table, "Dad, I think I understand politics much better
now." "Excellent, my boy," he answered, "What have you learned?"
The little boy thought for a minute and said, "I learned that while capitalism is
screwing the working class, the government is sound asleep to the pleas of the people,
leaving the future in a pile of shit."