Thanks mister Clark and mister Javier, you saved a lot of talk from me
The article represents the sad truth...
But all WE can do is not to behave as such...
"Be the change you want to see in the world" (Mahatma Gandhi)
And one's character is reflected in one's technique very well. A simple example - if you are arrogant then you always want to challenge and wrestle then your progress will be way slower than those who know the humbleness and partnership in Aikido.