Someone sent me this by email, and I found it quite illustrative. I don't think I've ever seen it expressed better.
Right or left doesn't matter. It is really up or down in politics
When top level people look down, they see only shitheads;
When the bottom level people look up, they see only assholes.
You will Never see another Flow Chart that describes politics so clearly.
That's great! Not just the government, describes the vast majority of organizations as well.
I have heard this analogy before, but I have never seen it in graphic representation. I approve!