A joking synonym
, especially when the bedfellows
are particularly strange
Matching your opposite's stockpile of weapons -- that's realpolitik.
Eventually amassing enough weapons to destroy all life on Earth six times over -- that's surrealpolitik.
Making friends with nasty people in prison so nobody rapes you -- that's realpolitik.
Letting them have their way with you so they'll make sure nobody rapes you -- that's surrealpolitik.
It's a good idea to protect your interests, even if the results are odd. Just be careful that the cure isn't worse than the disease.