I want to apologize.
I've seen the error of what I have written.
I just hope that the aphids of the world will accept my apology. I've called them sap suckers and compared them to fleas and ticks. They're just innocent little creatures that deserve to be fed, so I will work toward changing so that I can grow my roses for the aphids in the future. As far as I can tell the roses are their only food source in my garden. I have been horrible. I have killed them with insecticidal soap and surely if I had not done so, then they could have raised families and well, I am very ashamed. It was wrong to think of them as parasites or to consider the aftermath of their attacks as a problem. Maybe the roses evolved to feed the aphids. Why hadn't I ever considered that? I am such a truly horrible person as compared with the noble aphid. I see that now. Oh my god, they can't read this can they?
Well, maybe we can establish an aphid appreciation society. Does any garden club have a presentation on the benefits of aphids and how to encourage the sweet little things? I will search for an aphid charity in order to make a donation in hopes of making amends beyond my local reach. Maybe there's a Defend the Aphids club I could join. Or a step program for misaphidists. In the meantime, I beg everyone who read my mean and awful remarks about the aphids to ignore them. And remember, the aphids will not hurt your roses - especially any roses you wish to enter for competition. So please, be kind to aphids. If we all work together, we can increase their numbers and maybe all gardens can be happy aphid sanctuaries.
Will you help? We could explain to our garden centers that the rose section should be renamed Aphid Food and that if they do this they'll sell more roses - just like bird food. And we could also explain that we refuse to buy a rose unless it already has aphids on it. Maybe hybridizers could work on breeding roses that keep their stems tender so the aphids could feed continuously. We can make a difference if we work together. Save the aphid!