The Definition of Politics

Son:     "Dad, I have to do a special report for school. Can I ask
          you a question?"
Father:  "Sure son. What's the question?"
Son:     "What is Politics?"
Father:  "Well, let's take our home for an 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 need, so let's call you The People. We'll
          call the Maid The Working Class and your 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 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 parents' 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.

Son:     "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."