Elementary Politics

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Little Johnny goes to his Dad and asks, "What are politics?"

Dad says, "Well, son, let me try to explain it to you this way. I'm the breadwinner of the family, so let's call me 'Capitalism'. Your mom, she's the administrator of the household 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, well, she works hard all day for very little money so we'll consider her 'The Working Class.'

"And your baby brother ... we'll call him 'The Future.'

"Now, think about that and see if it makes sense."

So,  little Johnny goes off to bed thinking about what his Dad has said. Later that night he hears his baby brother crying so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has severely soiled his diaper.

So little Johnny goes to his parents' room and finds his mother sound asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny's room. Finding the door locked, he peeks into the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny.

He gives up and goes back to bed. The next morning, little Johnny 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 about."

Little Johnny 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 doo-doo.


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