Osbert and Vlad were planning their political campaign for the school’s upcoming election.
Osbert: What shall we call our party?
Vlad: Do we really need a political party? Couldn’t we just run as ourselves?
Osbert: No, no. You must have a political party or people won’t know who you are.
Vlad: Well, what do these parties want to do?
Osbert: First, they all want to make things better. The Conservatives want to make things better by keeping things exactly as they are.
The moderate Democrats want to make things better by changing things, but not so much that anybody notices.
The Republicans want to make things better by changing things, but not so much that anybody notices, and only if it benefits themselves.
The Progressive Democrats and Socialists want to make things better by taking everything away from everybody who isn’t a Progressive Democrat or a Socialist.
The Fascists and Communists want to make things better by killing everyone but themselves.
The Libertarians want to make things better by letting everyone do whatever they please as long as they do not assault someone else.
Vlad: We’d better not run as Libertarians. They sound dangerous.
— Paul Grad, enviro-vegan libertarian