Rousseau on the preference for dogs over cats

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Bob Dylan Roof

Rousseau, in conversation with James Boswell:

Rousseau: Do you like cats?
Boswell: No.
Rousseau: I was sure of that. It is my test of character. There you have the despotic instinct of men. They do not like cats because the cat is free, and will never consent to become a slave. He will do nothing to your order, as the other animals do.

Quoted in Paul Fussell's Class .

Niccolo and Donkey

That's an excellent distillation of why dogs are superior to cats. Not only do cats troll humans by not giving a shit about their demands, they are satanic as well. The cat OWNS the human, not the other way around. It's a perversion of the natural hierarchy.

I don't have the respect of the house cat. But I do have it trembling in fear.

Respect me or perish.
Niccolo and Donkey
You have a fucking cat at your place? :thumbsdown:

Who's is it?