Monday, June 09, 2008

F*ck Horse Racing- Jonathan Swift Was Right

Those stupid pukes were running their horse Big Brown with a SPLIT HOOF. They put some kind of super glue patch on it. Well, he just refused to run- horse has more brains than half the human race, and the jockey let him alone when he wouldn't respond. I was so pissed off about that race but what an amazingly talented, intelligent horse.

Jonathan Swift was correct when he made the horses have the smartest country in Gulliver's Travels and their population "the perfection of nature!"

It's misanthrope Monday y'all!

From wikipedia:

Shortly thereafter he meets a horse and comes to understand that the horses (in their language Houyhnhnm or "the perfection of nature") are the rulers and the deformed creatures ("Yahoos") are human beings in their basest form. Gulliver becomes a member of the horse's household, and comes to both admire and emulate the Houyhnhnms and their lifestyle, rejecting humans as merely Yahoos endowed with some semblance of reason which they only use to exacerbate and add to the vices Nature gave them. However, an Assembly of the Houyhnhnms rules that Gulliver, a Yahoo with some semblance of reason, is a danger to their civilization and he is expelled. He is then rescued, against his will, by a Portuguese ship that returns him to his home in England. However, he is unable to reconcile himself to living among Yahoos; he becomes a recluse, remaining in his house, largely avoiding his family, and spending several hours a day speaking with the horses in his stables.


Blogger jennconspiracy said...

Horses, however, are not as smart as cats. Cats would never allow anyone to 'race' them. :)

How's it going? came across you on YouTube - haven't heard from you since I deleted my tribe account.

10:26 PM  
Blogger grace said...

It is repulsive what humans put animals through, and try to make them do. Did you see the recent videos of what happens to these beautiful Horses when they are 'thrown away' from racing?

6:06 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

This makes me think of my horse, Smokey, who died on 18 March 2006. He had Cushing's disease and I had nursed him on a daily basis, except for the days he had been in the equine hospital, for over four months.

During our winters, if it was dry, I used to clean his hoofs and treat them with the most awesome dressing ... so awesome that my wife used to use it on her fingernails. His feet were mostly black which some say is better than white or some other color. He was an Appaloosa.

Once, when I was going down to the barn to feed him, he came bucking by and kicked me in the thigh. I went down and kept my eyes closed while the little men in the control room in my head received damage control reports. When I opened my eyes his velvet nose was right in my face saying, "I'm sorry, man".

'06 was the year of death for me. One of my dogs died on 1 Jan., Smokey died in March, another dog died in May and my Dad died at the end of May.

I'm glad Big Brown took it easy. Why not? He didn't feel like running ... that fast.

2:47 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

This reminds me of my appaloosa, Smokey, who died on 18 March '06 from complications with Cushings disease. Except for his time in the equine hospital, I had nursed him daily for over four months.

Once, when I was going down to the barn to feed him, he bucked past me and kicked me in the thigh. I lay with my eyes closed while the little men in the control room in my head collected damage reports. When I opened my eyes, his velvet nose was right at my face saying, "I'm sorry, man."

In the winter when it was dry, I used to clean his hoofs and put an awesome dressing on them; so awesome that my wife used to put it on her finger nails. Smokey's feet were black which some say is stronger than white.

I'm glad Big Brown didn't run ... as fast as he could have.

'06 was a year when Smokey, two dogs and my Dad died.

3:10 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

I'll never forget watching (in horror) the match between Ruffian and Foolish Pleasure when I was about 11 years old (I think?) .. and watching Ruffian go down.

And then Eight Belles....


Nice post.

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HorseClicks...nice post..every one said good comment..

1:39 PM  
Blogger Imponderabilius said...

Sorry to say that, but horses are not positive in "Gulliver's travels". They might be smart, but are passionless and cruel. I advise closer reading ;)

good luck to you.

ps. the horse which refuses to run because of a split hoof is not smart - it just feels pain or discomfort.
It is instincts, not brains.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Amanda and SuperAmanda™ said...

I've reread Gulliver's Travels every year since I was kid. I did not say they were "positive", I said they were SMART. Many smart beings survive by being cruel. A brain which does not trust its instincts is not a working one-at least not fully.

11:54 PM  

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