I got a very nice comment on the blog today, from a person named Mandy:

"Thanks for this blog. I came here from Minds. I spent about 15 years as an armchair Buddhist. But I kept finding the same kind of problem you did -- that Western Buddhism has been stripped down to a kind of narcissistic feel-good self-help leftism, grounded far more in woke political activism than in any kind of authentic spiritual path. I did like the Shingon Buddhists, but the temple near me was very strongly ethnically Japanese, and I never quite felt welcome there. These days I don't have a spiritual practice at all, but I suppose I could fall in with the Orthodox fairly easily if I chose to."

(The blog, by the way, is here: https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.com/)