Probably the most famous Pogo quotation is "We have met the enemy and he is us." Perhaps more than any other words written by Kelly, it perfectly sums up his attitude towards the foibles of mankind and the nature of the human condition.
E-cat is being treated with so much skepticism and outright hostility because of the way it is being marketed by its own supporters. There is no need to rewrite the physics textbooks. Nobody treats polywell and focus fusion with so much skepticism. Why is that the case with e-cat? Only because too many people are insisting on treating this like it is mysterious and over the top. What if it isn't so? Just asking.