A little boy asks his dad to explain politics.
His dad says, “Well son, let me explain it this way. I’m the breadwinner of this family, so let’s call me Capitalism.”
“Your mom is the administrator of the money, so we’ll call her 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.”
The little boy goes 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 himself, so he goes to his parent’s room and finds his mother fast asleep.
Not wanting to wake her, he heads to the nanny’s room.
Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his dad and the nanny in bed together.
He gives up and goes back to bed.
The next morning, he tells his dad, “I think I understand politics now.”
“Great!” his dad says. “Why don’t you tell me in your own words, what you think politics are all about?”
The little boy replies, “Well, while Capitalism is screwing the Working Class, the Government is fast asleep, the People are being ignored, and the Future is in deep shit.”