I don't take anything lightly.
Cut-throat pollinators are no different in my book as those who pollinate for free, or sell honey at giveaway prices to make up for a lack of marketing, laziness, or selling skills. Have you not been reading anything I write here.... :-D
I do take issue when industry big wigs claim the end of the earth, beg for money from congress due to issues the industry seemingly can not cope with, and other items. Anytime an industry kneels at the foot of congress, and wants money, they stand to lose rights, and can expect oversight, regulation, and taxation in one form or another. I just hold my stance that supply and demand usually works things out.
As for CCD, I think what Kim Flottum wrote about in the Feb 2009 Bee culture says alot. He made 8 points in regards to what you should do to keep CCD in check. Items like wax swapping, "good" feed (I wonder if others might be finding out what I have in regards to chem levels in the tons of pollen and feed brought in from other countries), and using less contaminating treatments, etc. Someone is getting it. BTW...what makes one state "good feed"? How much bad crap was out there, and why have we not heard more on this. Too many people want to milk this, don't want to rock the boat, and perhaps step on some toes.
Of course, even mentioning that a mirror should be held up, and the industry should clean itself up, is always interesting as the attacks come pouring in. I had commercial guys in meetings state they use all type of pour in chemicals, continue to use 30 year old comb....but openly refuse to acknowledge they are part of the problem. It's like saying the 15th straw that broke the camels back made all the difference, while ignoring the first 14 straws. But if not for those 14 first straws, maybe the bee could deal a heck of alot better with that number 15 straw.