It amazes me how different people get different things out of the same article. As a part-time blogger/writer, I don’t see why people get mad at the truth. It is called reporting; not a fluff piece written by the WKA or USPKS or whoever to attract new karters.
As Chris pointed out, the truth is the sport is expensive, political and to some degree dangerous. At the same time, there are plenty of articles written every year about the dangers of football, baseball and soccer, the costs to play on travel teams and at private academies. This one just happened to focus on karting, and was written by someone with an inside view.