These men depend on the idea of meritocracy. Their entire platforms would fall apart if they were to admit that our locus of control often resides outside of us. Their work is so dependent on the language of privilege that they probably can't even comprehend why helping out a fellow writer feels icky, so they just avoid even thinking about it. It's a house of cards. I for one, am very glad that you are calling them out on it.

Psychologist and Human mood ring.