Excellent read. Jeff can better articulate than I ever could how absurd and ultimately futile it is to allow yourself to get caught up in a controversy between extremists. Not to say the issues aren't important or the right thing to do is to sweep it all under a rug, but to maybe step back and think about what you're pursuing, what you're actually doing, and who really benefits.
I'm speaking in real general and vague terms here but I think a lot of us including Jeff have been in that dark, cynical, downward spiral into madness where you're angry at the world and come to say some terrible things, but have through years of experience learned to let go and accept things for what they are and not what we fear them to be. The rise of forums and social media has helped foster a new generation of just the kind of closed communities that can breed this hatred to such an alarming, misplaced, and belligerent level.
Sounds like a bad anime plot come to life. I'm no scholar but I hope Jeff and company's address can at least help sway some people away from a future of regret and end some of the irrational bullshit that is weighing down our favorite hobby.