Carter’s presidency was one of attempting to peacefully manage the short and long term strategic interests of the US. Carter’s post-presidency has been one of a lust for detente. The results are mixed and methods curious.
Activists, by definition, do not consider other issues. Marginalizing activists leads to progress.
Communication – even persuasion – is a two-way street. If you don’t want feedback or suggestions from others, you have demonstrated why others won’t pay attention to you.