A Russian Jew had been allowed to emigrate to Israel.
At Moscow airport, customs found a Lenin statue in his baggage and asked him, “What is this?”
The man replied, “What is this? Wrong question comrade. You should have asked : Who is he? This is Comrade Lenin. He laid the foundations of socialism and created the future and prosperity of the Russian people. I am taking it with me as a memory of our hero days.”
The Russian customs officer was a bit shamed and let him go without further inspection.
At Tel Aviv airport, the customs officer also asks our friend, “What is this?”
He replies, “What is this? Wrong question Sir. You should be asking ‘Who is this?’ This is Lenin, a bastard that made me, as a Jew leave Russia. I take this statue with me so I can curse him every day.”
The Israeli customs officer said, “I apologize Sir, you can go on.”
In Israel, when he arrives at his new house, he puts the statue on a table.
To celebrate his immigration, he invite his friends and relatives to dinner.
One of his friends asks him, “Who is this?”
He replies, “My dear friend, ‘Who is this’ is a wrong question. You should have asked, What is this? This is ten kilograms of solid gold that I managed to bring with me without customs and tax.”
Politics is when you perform the same stuff in different ways depending on the audience.