IJMC Politics 101.

			IJMC - Politics 101.

Dang, I wish my Political Science class had explained things like this! -dave

Son: "Dad, I have to do a special report for school.  Can I ask you a 

Father: "Sure son.  What's the question?" 

Son: "What is politics?"

Father: "Well, let's take our home for example.  I am the wage earner, 
         so let's call me "Capitalism".  Your mother is the administrator
         of money, so we'll call her "Government".  We take care of your
         needs, so we'll call you "The People".  We'll call the maid "The
         Working Class", and your baby brother we can call "The Future".
        "Do you understand, Son?" 

Son: "I'm not really sure, Dad.  I'll have to think about it".  

That night, awakened by his baby brother's crying, the boy went to see 
     what was wrong.  Discovering that the baby had seriously soiled his 
     diaper, the boy went to his parent's room and found his mother sound 
     asleep. He went to the maid's room, where, peeking through the 
     keyhole, he saw his father in bed with the maid.  The boy's 
     knocking went totally unheeded by his father and the maid, so the 
     boy returned to his room and went back to sleep.

The next morning he reported to his father.  "Dad, now I think I 
     understand what politics is".

Father: "Good son!  Can you explain it to me in your own words?" 

Son: "Well Dad, while Capitalism is screwing the Working Class, Government
     is sound asleep, the People are being completely ignored and the future
     is full of shit.

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