A joking synonym for realpolitik, especially when the bedfellows are particularly strange and surreal.

For example:

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.

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