I see a lot of opinion and not a lot of backing up the assertions. Who was involved placing the stories about Ellison? I don’t even see mention of an anonymous source. The “establishment” is presented as the omnipotent villain throughout the piece, again without quote or source. It’s as if you are speaking to a choir who already know the words. If that’s the case, then is this merely a piece for those who believe as you do or are you trying to convince people? If the latter, there have to be some citations.