Gene, forgive me if I'm being naieve, but are you really suggesting that every time a singer-songwriter's career fails to take off it's somehow the fault of people who enjoy listening to traditional music?
That seems to be the logic of your argument. And there was me assuming your average singer songwriter hoped to make it or otherwise on the basis of his or her talent, luck, charm etc, etc. But no, they've got to fight their way through hordes of traditional music fans intent on screwing things up for them.
Now, I know plenty of people who perform their own material on largely acoustic instruments (most of them wouldn't be seen dead in a folk club, mind). Some of them are incredibly good at what they do. I've never once heard a single one of them complain about their careers being threatened by these powerful and malign creatures and their supposed nefarious influence!
Shouldn't decent singer songwriters just ditch the paranoia and hostility and get on with what they do best?