A Not-So-Modern Parable About Politics
A young boy came to his father one day…
Son: Dad, I’ve been hearing a lot about politics lately but I really don’t understand what they’re all talking about with deficits and budgets and all that stuff.
Dad: Well son, let me try to explain it to you. For instance…I run and oversee our household…Call me MANAGEMENT. Your mother is the administrator of the money so lets call her GOVERNMENT. Since your mom and I both take care of you and your needs so let’s call you THE PEOPLE. We will call our hard working maid the WORKING CLASS, and your baby brother, since he is still young and needs to be shaped and trained, well, we’ll call him the FUTURE. Do you understand?
Son: I’m not really sure dad, but i’ll think about it for a while.
That night, awakened by his baby brother’s crying, the boy went to see what was wrong. Discovering the baby had seriously soiled his diaper, the son went to his parents’ room and found his mother sound asleep. He then went to the maid’s room, where peeking through the keyhole, he saw his father in bed, screwing the maid. THe boy’s knocking was totally unheard by his father and the maid. So the boy returned to his room and went back to sleep.
THE NEXT MORNING…
Son: Dad, now I think I understand POLITICS.
Dad: That’s great son, try to explain it to me in your own words.
Son: Well, dad, while MANAGEMENT is screwing the WORKING CLASS, the GOVERNMENT is sound asleep. The PEOPLE are being completely ignored, and while the FUTURE is full of shit.
Another from the multi-joke email from the early 90s. Given the current state of politics, thought this was a good one to publish early.