Tuesday, June 4, 2024

My Skunk Joke Stinks But It Makes A Point

This is a joke I heard when I was young. It's not the greatest joke in the world but it came to mind while reading a quote Eugene V. Debs.

A mother skunk had two kids that she named In and Out. Whenever In was in, Out was out. And whenever In was out, Out was in.

One day Out was in but she couldn't find In anywhere. She looked everywhere for In; up, down, left, right, but she could not find In. Finally she asked Out to find In, and Out went right to where In was hiding. 

When the mother skunk asked Out how he knew where to find In, he replied,
"Easy. Instinct."

Here is a paraphrase of the Debs quote that brought this joke to mind:

"The rivalry between the Republican and Democratic parties is a mere facade; both cater to the interests of the capitalist class... I have never heard anyone convincingly argue that these corrupt parties are different. Have you? Essentially, one party is in power and the other is striving to take over, and that is the only real difference between them." --Eugene V. Debs

It's just like the skunks. When In is out, Out is in. And both stink.

It's no wonder that so many are so cynical about politics today.

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