One of the things that have been irking me more and more of late is the tendency of the Kumbaya camp to disparage anything that is not viewed as positive.
More than one I have seen people shouted down because they "didn't have anything positive to add to the conversation". It seems that, in order to have a place at the table, one has to be working hard and diligent at solving the problem in the Kumbaya way, and that saying anything negative is to be put down fully and ruthlessly.
The trouble with this point of view is that sometimes a piece of shit is just a piece of shit. The path we are taking is all wrong. The wishes of the individual are just grist for the mill.
These kind of folk may well be looking over the precipice soon. All of their "positive mental attitude" will lead them to naught when they go over the edge. Sometimes survival is just being able to take a punch and keep on coming. I wonder how their positive mental attitude will serve them when the punch lands.