old news, as mentioned, that does not get to the heart of the matter.
what is your opinion Demetrio?
People who puts more weight on image (affiliation, lineage, political issues, agendas, personal stories, fiefdoms, power struggles, public recognition, cultish behavior and the like) than on performance saddens me.
There's lots of the first kind of people in the Aikido world. I try not to became one of them. That and the fact that i don't have all the info about the causes and circunstances related to the issue at hand(like Mr. Goldsbury said: " ... the roots of the problem are more complex and lie elsewhere.") makes me keep my opinion to myself.