You speak to them and you realize that for them there was no Baal Shem Tov. Not even a Yismach Moshe/Yetev Lev. And that breaks my heart. Whereas years ago ווער איז געגאנגען צו זיינע שיעורים? פארלוירענע נשמות אדער אזעלכע מענטשען that didn't fit in. Today they make him into some kind of guru, lehavdil. Guru is nice for people who grew up in secular society, but veise zokken people who drank coffee in Rodney need a guru? They need a shul with his name on it?And what's this gibberish about being a הייסע סאטמארע חסיד? and why am I not surprised that another Yankee Litvak is an admirer of the Satmar Rov?