Trust me Edward - the only people you shoould run away from without fail are those that lecture you on what a "true Aikidoka" should do.
There are two run away camps:
Aikidoist as pacifist - love they attacker, turn your cheek, new-age, etc.
Aikidoist as realist. There are times it is far better to remove yourself from a situation and the art of measured response.
If you are surrounded with the former I would re-evaluate where your train. I would also choose your reading material a bit more carefully - it that is where you got these ideas as to what Aikido is about.
Then again - you may just be a cleverly disguised troll.