Sometimes you make choices that may start fights you really didn't want to start.
What can you do in such a situation? There's an old saying like this: "I can give one arm not to enter a fight, but I'll give two not to be taken out of one." I believe I'm such a person.
I've already said that which I didn't really want to say. It would spark all sorts of misunerstandings and some of my very personal friends are on the "other side" of the conflict. So I hope the collateral damage ain't that terrible and in the end I don't end this year losing one good friend.
Alas, life is like this. Let's hope people understand my motives and I don't end up a troublemaker and so on. But I believe I'm already one. So let's kick some ass.