Your post and its contents are timely, perhaps more so than you could possibly realize.
While RK recognizes truth is truth -- and speaking of "doesn't matter" (the anonymous "name" you gave yourself) -- it really "doesn't matter" by who or how truth is expressed, for the message (truth) has nothing to do with the messenger.
Now in a perfect world that would be 100 percent the case. But we all recognize we do not live in a perfect world, far far from it.
After this little preamble let's now get to the point:
1. While RK is first to admit our dislike of a nice "bedside manner", or our penchant not to humor fools and worse, we did not come into any of the situations or issues we have written about with guns blazing.
We have never done that -- we have expressed our opinions and when those opinions were ignored or criticized with slander, defamation and innuendo naturally we upped the ante.
2. The situations and issues RK has championed remain intact and as true as they were originally now years later.
Sure the reasons you claim -- no one wants to stand next to big bad JC -- are true but are they real? And do they make sense?
Doubt it, and we doubt it sincerely -- perhaps you know the Henrik Ibsen play "Enemy of the People" that RK has referrred to in the past?
In that drama Ibsen tells of a truth sayer who, on account of the truth he exposes, becomes a threat to the mayor and council members in a small town in Sweden.
First the truth sayer is told by the town's council and mayor to keep quiet. When he refuses, he is then threatened.
When the threats do not deter him, eventually he is thrown out of the town on the basis of false charges lodged against him by the mayor and council.
Whistle blowers, truth sayers and those whose opinions differ from their rulers are often marginalized by various devious means to keep their message contained.
RK has been in this position long before we started to write on the internet.
We have been stirring up rugDUMB's complacency and stupidity with truth and fact since the early 1980's.
Again we readily admit we have increased our pressure during these long years and at the point we are now RK doesn't give a flying fuck that people don't like our tone. Piss-off is all RK can say to anyone who raises this false flag -- remember its the message not the messenger, stupid.
3. So now as for anyone, like yourself, to post here with the cry-baby BS that it's our fault no one wants to join in, RK can only remark wake up and get real.
When we were silent nothing changed.
When we spoke up and did it politely and professionally nothing happened.
So how can you criticize us for now speaking up more forcefully and demonstrably and still having nothing happen?
The reason you ascribe as to why no one joins in, even when they know our position is correct, is not exactly correct but you are close.
That reason is because rugDUMB is too insecure in itself to ever take a chance to show anything different.
Everyone in rugDUMB knows dodds cheated LACMA.
Everyone in rugDUMB knows thompson's Imreli theory was complete nonsense unsupported by anything other than his "position".
We could demonstrate other highly questionable actions by these two carpet-bagging poseurs, and others as well, but to no avail.
While we appreciate the professional tenor and tone of your post, we do not appreciate the outrageous fallacies inherent in it being passed off as fact.
So not to beat that dead horse: we find the central fallacy, the very premise of your post -- that it is RK manner that destroys his message -- as nothing but a meaningless excuse to exonerate yourself, and anyone else who knows RK speaks truth, from acting on that truth.
Frankly, sir/madam, your position is untenable; it demonstrates exactly what we have railed about for years.
It surely doesn't demonstrate RK is wrong, and that, sir/madam is the issue.
Remember it is far easier to shoot the messenger than it is to not only take the message to heart but, and here's the gold-ring prize, to act on that message and change what is wrong.
Slagging RK whether it is done politely or impolitely for speaking up, and then ignoring our message while all the time acting all pompous and goody-two-shoes as you sir/madam have done, is nothing but more rugDUMB BS.
So while you're still busy patting yourself on the back for your post, and its de rigeur position that we've heard far more than once, let RK present a get real moment for you:
Pointing your finger at RK, instead of dodds or thompson for example, is obviously nothing more than more of the same.
And at this point in time we are not only bored to abstraction with hearing it but, more so, it indelibly strikes us as proving how atrophied and destroyed rugDUMB's, and yes your, thoughts and perceptions truly are.
You have made it clear which well known figures, organizations, and publications in the rug world you disrespect. Many who might agree with the thrust of some (or most, or even all) of your assesments might be sheepish about stating so in public for fear that, in so doing, the personal revulsion many have for you would accrete to themselves. One might well think that by taking up the mantle against scoundrels in the way that you have, you are actually letting them off the hook because no one else wants to appear as if they are joining a Jack Cassin cause.
There is more than an element of tragedy in all this. What good is it to speak truth if it is done in such an ugly way that no one wants to admit listening to it? There is so much in the way of knowledge and ideas that you have to offer. Can you not find a way to do so constructively? Alas, at this late date, there can be little doubt as to the answer to that question.
Wishing you were better than you are...