Fw: "Defining Politics"

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at SPAMhotmail.com
Wed Nov 10 16:12:47 MST 1999





>From: "Charles F. Moreira" <cfm at pc.jaring.my>
>Reply-To: cubasi at egroups.com
>To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:@relay14.jaring.my;>
>Subject: [Cuba SI] Fw: "Defining Politics"
>Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 20:38:49 +0800
>
>Oooh! Good One!
>
>Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 10:22 PM
>Subject: FW: "Defining Politics"
>
>
> >  A small boy asks his Dad, What is politics?" Dad says, "Well son, let
>me
> > > try to explain it this way:
> > >
> > > I'm the breadwinner of the family, so let's call me Capitalism. Your
> > > Mom, she's the administrator of the money, 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, we'll consider her the Working Class.  And your baby brother,
> > > we'll call him the Future. Now, think about that and see if that makes
> > > sense."
> > >
> > > So the little boy 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 the
> > > little
> > > boy 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
> > > in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny. He gives up
> > > and goes back to bed.
> > >
> > > The next morning, the little boy 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 all about".
> > >
> > > The little boy 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 Shit."


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