In my younger years, I spent a Lot of time around Horses. Wrangling, a bit of Cowboying, and a bunch of just plain riding.
When you spend time with Horses, you learn a lot about them, and I mean more than the difference between a foreleg and a fetlock. Horses don't need People to survive. When properly "socialized", a Horse becomes a powerful "tool" and a strong "friend".
You treat your Horse with gentleness and respect, and he'll do just about anything for you. If you forget that he is a highly intelligent creature, (albeit in a much different way than a Human), and that their are limits to what he will take, you just might be reminded of just how puny you are.......
This fellah, *spell a$$hat*, learned that lesson.
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When I watched it, I saw with my ADD mind, a rather fitting metaphor for the American People and their Government. Heh, and yet seriously.
Our "Leaders" continue to force their ideas on Us in ways not unlike the Nitwit in the video. They have begun to take our intelligence and our strength as a People for granted. They think that they are "top of the food chain" sort of smart.
They've abandoned a gentle guidance for the Good of All, for the strong hand of "Governing without Representing". Yes, a bit different than "without Representation".
They promise the world as a Utopia, and then when elected, become the self serving a$$hats that we see in Washington, Representing no one but themselves.
Maybe it's time for a quick, hard kick in the teeth to those folks in Washington with their puny little whip. Maybe changing to someone who understands the needs of the Horse......