is too complicated to explain here, but the punchline is that the protagonist went to R' Chatzkel (Sarna, I think) and described how he had protested something he found offensive.
"It's not kanaus, it's kinaus!" cried R' Chatzkel. --'You're not zealous, you're jealous!'
You think you're protesting on principle. No: you're just jealous.
Uff da! Amazing that it takes so long for these stories to get around, they are so helpful.