Two observations can be made about the Demi-Puppets:
1.) Their ostensible commitment to free expression is a sham.
2.) They're desperately afraid of change; change in the way the established literary world operates, and in the kind of writing deemed worthy of notice.
There is a long line of people who've compromised their principles by shutting out the literary revolution now embodied in the Underground Literary Alliance.
The ULA, of course, represents across-the-board change. We espouse the zine world's DIY ideas. We advocate a freer, less restricted, less constipated, albeit less polished, kind of prose-- have applied much of punk rock's aesthetic philosophy to the literary art.
(In other words, ULA writing rocks!)