Hi Josh - it's not his first post and read the article. All things combined I think he would find a lot of Aikido folk barren.
But you are right there's my own baggage wrapped up in there. Earnest young men, with book firmly in hand, telling me that what I was doing wasnt't Aikido. I still have nightmares. Interpretations of what Ueshiba M. meant that would I am sure be unrecognizable to same. As I said in subsequent posts - Aikido can mean many different things to many different people. Each persons interpretation has value but - well the tone set me off.
On the other side there really is no requirement that I must support any and all comers on this forum. Generally I think I am quite supportive but I do have my hot buttons and I do enjoy reacting to them on occaision.