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Do you feign stupidity or can you just not help it?

Well, historically speaking, Brian's argument is much less stupid than yours is. There is very little evidence to support the conclusion that karate was meant to be an all-inclusive system. The vast majority of pre-UFC karate practices bear this out. Your vaunted system included.

I don't see this as a flaw of karate - it is how it was designed. There is strong evidence to support the fact that many of the old masters cross-trained, so there is no need to look at the current cross-training model and see anything inferior. You don't see wrestlers complaining about boxing not having takedowns. Different systems with different objectives.
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin