I'm certainly with agreement with you... it will take sometime for them to realize that they were WRONG.
"I am tempted to start an online group to rustle up some donations so we can do our own Research and Discovery."
Now you're talking and after my own heart! Lately, I've been looking into funding because I want to do an extensive study to PROVE that this is an epidemic. But, of course, if we did it (collecting donations) people would assume "ulterior motives" -- do ya THINK people could come together and see the real truth rather than their own thoughts????