Okay, very funny comments on the infamous Carrot Stick! (And love the Eggplant.)
But it would do you all some good to calm down, and think about what a whip, or long hard stick-type instrument, is usually used for: to hit something out of reach. Sure, PLENTY of trainers have discovered that such a tool doesn't need to HIT; but there are even more who have had to LEARN (from Parelli or others) that it can also guide. These common-sense ideas, surprisingly enough, are quite new to many people, and got tagged with the name Natural Horsemanship.