In one breath, you say that our Service offers "something for everyone", but in the next, you dump all over those you derisively call "Preppers" and "Whackers".
Last I checked everyone included the biased and opinionated
In any case, I've never seen a parade with a bunch of Hams, but I think I'd like to. I love a parade. We should probably get one organized. If only there was some way we could communicate in an organized manner over long distances with some sort of established protocol...
...or we could just call people who take things too seriously/not seriously enough funny names on the internet.
But seriously I think I understand the point KD8DVR was trying to make. For some people Ham radio is something that they only want to use in the most casual way, while for others it's something that provides a means to an end. That end could be preparing for an imagined doomsday, the next big disaster, or even (perish the thought) having fun. From what I can see as a (very) new Ham there is a good deal of discussion about the lack of understanding the public has for our pursuits, but very little about the lack of understanding in what amateur radio is (or should be) from one Ham to the next.