POLITICS – DEFINED
Son: Dad, I have to do a special report for school. Can I ask you a question?
Dad: Sure, son. What’s the question?
Son: What’s POLITICS?
Dad: Well son, let’s take our home as an example: I make all the inal decisions on important matters. So let’s call me MANAGEMENT. Your mother spends most of the money, so let’s call her the GOVERNMENT. We take care of you and your needs. So, let’s call you the PEOPLE. We shall call our maid Clara, the WORKERS. And we call your baby brother, the FUTURE. Do you understand what POLITICS means now?
Son: I’m really not so sure dad. I’ll have to think about it.
That night, awaken by his baby brother’s crying, the boy went to see what was wrong. Discovering the baby had seriously soiled his diaper, the boy went to his parent’s room and found his mother sound asleep. Not wanting to disturb his mother, he then went to the maid’s room. He peeked through the keyhole, and saw his father in bed with the maid. The boy’s knocking went unanswered by his father and the maid. So, he finally returned to his room and went back to sleep. The next morning at the breakfast table:
Son: Dad, I now think I understand POLITICS.
Dad: That’s great son! Please explain to me in your own words.
Son: Well dad! While MANAGEMENT is screwing the WORKERS, the GOVERNMENT is sound asleep. The PEOPLE are being ignored and the FUTURE is full of shit!