(I thought this was hilarious, just figured I'd share.)
A little boy went to his dad and asked, "What are politics?"
The Dad thought for a while, and then said, "Well son, let me try to explain it like this. I'm the breadwinner of the family, so you could call me Capitalism. Now think about your mom - she's the administrator of the money, so we'll call her the Government. Now your mom and I, we're here to take care of your needs, so we'll consider you to be the people. Nanny works very hard, so we'll call her the Working Class. And lastly, your baby brother - let's call him the Future. Now, think about that and see if that makes sense!"
So the little boy went off to bed and spent all evening thinking about what his dad had told him.
Later that night, the boy heard his baby brother crying, so he got up to check on him. He found that the baby had shit himself. So the little boy went into his parents' room, pounds on the door, but his mother is fast asleep. He went instead to the nanny's room. Finding the door locked, he looked through the keyhole and to his surprise saw his father in bed with the nanny. He gave up and went back to bed.
The next morning, the little boy said to his father, "Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now."
The father replied, "Good son, tell me in your own words what you think politics are all about."
"Capitalism is screwing the Working Class while the Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and the Future is full of shit."