It's said that the word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly,' meaning 'many,' and the word 'ticks,' which are blood-sucking parasites. This would be an apt comparison if ticks controlled much of the world. As it is, they don't, so I'll take the little blood-suckers over the big cocksuckers any day.
In my view from the U.S., politics can be summed up fairly well in two words:
(Shirt from Threadless.)
Do you guys follow politics? Or is it all Greek to you?