It’s the things we know that just ain’t so
Posting grand pronouncements about what Perl 5 has to become or the new name it absolutely must adopt won’t do anything. That’s irrelevant.
“What people manning the booths at non-Perl conferences say is the perception of Perl among those outside the echo chamber is irrelevant; I know the REAL problems Perl is having: they are the ones we think must be the reason based on our perspective from inside the echo chamber.”
If that still sounds rational to you, try a thought experiment:
“I don’t care what my profiler is telling me. That function does nothing important. I know where the REAL performance problem is, and it’s the one I’ve been thinking has to be optimised all along.”