Love your honestly Pat. We are all a bit more chicken-shit than we want to posture. Thing is that it’s not so obvious when where and how one actually effects battle. They say that Bro. Luther, tho no doubt a very brave man, also had the good sense to be careful about where, when and to whom he started spouting heresy so as not to go quickly to the stake and to actually achieve something other than martyrdom. Personally I don’t like to see people wasted on pointless solo’s.
Yet, for lack of a flag to rally round, people just end up sitting on their hands. How to square that circle?
That said, Kormendy is absolutely wrong to grovel since we KNOW that all it achieves is one’s cooperation with one’s own cancelling.