Friday, April 07, 2006

It's all a matter of perspective...

...this just in from J. Which system do you live under?

SOCIALISM You have two cows. You keep one and give one to your neighbor.

COMMUNISM You have two cows. The government takes them both and provides you with milk.

FASCISM You have two cows. The government takes them and sells you the milk.

BUREAUCRACY You have two cows. The government takes them both, shoots one, milks the other, pays you for the milk, and then pours it down the drain.

CAPITALISM You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.

CORPORATE You have two cows. You sell one, force the other to produce the milk of four cows, then act surprised when it drops dead.

DEMOCRACY You have two cows. The government taxes you to the point that you must sell them both in order to pay the taxes to support a man in a foreign country who has only one cow which was a gift from your government.

5 comments:

Granny said...

Sounds about right to me.

ipodmomma said...

yeah, this is a good one. :)))

Expat Traveler said...

lovely! What if you fall into more than one case?

wthenrest said...

funny!! yet true..mmmmm
Is this the new satire..maybe old satire...either way funny!!!

Misty said...

You pose the question, but fail to answer? Evasive???

Although we live in a society that has the latter four options, it does not seem to be working, given the high level of famine and homelessness.

I do not believe in excess, so I do not strive for more than I need and I give a little of what I have away. So in the scope of this post, perhaps a combination of the first two - as long as I don't get imprisoned or shot for my opinion...

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