I’ve posted this fable before, but it has relevance in today’s news.
Once upon a time, Horse had an enemy: Wolf.
Wolf could not run as fast as Horse, but Wolf was far craftier. Horse was prey to Wolf’s predation when it came to Horse trying to protect Colt.
Man also had Wolf for an enemy. Man could not outrun Wolf, but Man had Fire and (more importantly) Man had Weapon. The long stick with a stone spearhead on the end could be deadly to Wolf.
One day Horse came to Man and said, “Man! I fear you as I fear almost everything. However, we have a common enemy. I will allow you to use my superior speed if you will use your Weapon and vanquish Wolf, to the betterment of all.”
Man agreed. Man jumped upon Horse’s back. Together, Horse’s speed and Man’s weapon vanquished Wolf and made everyone safer.
When they were done, Horse neighed in triumph. “We have done it, Man! We have defeated our enemy. Now we will both live in peace, and our tribes can expand safely.
“You may now get off me and march triumphantly to your tribe with the good news.”
Man grabbed Horse’s mane and said, “The hell you say, Dobbin. I’m riding in comfort. Giddyup!”
The next time traitors to their own gay community decide to support teabagger wackadoodles, and then urge them “not to be too anti-gay”, the GOProuders should consider what it’s like to be forced to wear a bridle and bit.
(Thanks for the tip, Joe.)