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Wed, Nov. 17th, 2004, 06:04 pm
The rat explained

It has come to my attention that my previous post has been misinterpreted and questions have been raised about my dedication to the rat cause. As a rat, I find this speculation personally hurtful and wholly undeserved. It was my intention to point out the discrimination that rats routinely suffer. I do not believe that rats are evil, nor do I believe that they are unclean in any way. The only time rats are lacking in hygiene is when they are soiled by contact with humanity.

"Take by force that which is ours by right!"

Wed, Nov. 17th, 2004 08:35 am (UTC)

Some humans are also soiled by contact with humanity...

Wed, Nov. 17th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
swiftrat: =:p

You think defending the Rat is hard... try the Spider. =@__@'=

Wed, Nov. 17th, 2004 06:42 pm (UTC)
nightcoon: Re: =:p

LOL. Good point, swift. I also really like spiders. Not exactly love, but really like and respect.

Wed, Nov. 17th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)

Nothing wrong with spider. Spider takes care of a lot pesky bugs like mosquitoes, cockroaches, other spiders, mice, small snakes etc.

Spider woman gave the Navaho people the ability to weave, grow mais (pop corn), the knowledge of fire and work turqouise into beautiful jewelry.

Nothing wrong with having Rat as totem and ratlike qualities.
*gives you a hug*
If I gave any vibes that suggested otherwise, I apologize profoundly.

Wed, Nov. 17th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)

The rat really is the perfect animal. They only thing humans are better at is eyesight. That's it.

When you have kept and studied rats as I have, it's hard to think of a more perfect mammal then them!

Wed, Nov. 17th, 2004 08:53 pm (UTC)

The rat really is the perfect animal. They only thing humans are better at is eyesight. That's it.

(Playing the devil's advocate.) Um, and intelligence?

Wed, Nov. 17th, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC)

Humans have great intelligence, some of them. I'll give them that. But intelligence doesn't always equal compassion. I'll say that, as well.

Rats have great intelligence too, often without (but not always) showing the same belligerence and aggression as humans. (I say this from personal experience with rats, so don't hold it against me.)

Thu, Nov. 18th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC)

Not at all. I keep trying to tell Ristin this, but he just accuses me of giving in to anti-rat paranoia.
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Thu, Nov. 18th, 2004 09:05 am (UTC)

(With apologies to Nightcoon for quoting him out of context.) "showing the same belligerence and aggression as humans"