My lesson from my time within the what is called the western rite of the orthodox church was that it is not the western rite at all, but the western liturgy alone
I dont know what parish you attended, but a real WR parish will celebrate pre-schism western feasts (which we do), pre-schism western saints (which we do), and pre-schism fasting rules for the West (again, which we do). Sounds to me that parish you spent time in were Orthodox LARP'ers trying to be Roman Catholics.
Without the fullness of the actual western rite
We have it.
the complete rite
We have it.
We share the same canons...we're not Eastern Catholics after all.
there can be no viable western rite orthdooxy
The Church disagrees with you.
Until the prejudice against the complete pre-schism western rite by the byzantine = Orthodox crowd is overcome the western liturgical community (it is not a western rite community) will never become successful.
There ya go.
A western liturgy alone, within a byzantine orthodoxy, byzantine canon law, byzantine customs exclusively, does not a western rite make
Since Orthodoxy does not equal Byzantine this is completely accurate.
Therefore, where there is any confusion or disagreement connected to the western liturgy and theology expressed, it will eventually revert back to the byzantine, time and time again
Time and Time again what? Your sentence makes no sense. What theology expressed? We have the same exact theology. I hate to tell you, but a HUGE amount of Orthodox theology came from a *gasp* western source. Your sentence above shows me you know exactly nothing of the western rite, but are using Ortho-sounding filler words to make yourself sound far more knowledgeable than you actually are about this topic.
As it currently exists it will never ever retain credibility with educated people who deeply understand the latin rite
Ah, so those who agree with you are educated, and those who don't arent? Well, lets go through the list of the uneducated who have ruled on the Orthodoxy of the Western Rite, shall we? St. Tikhon, the Holy Synod of Russia, Metropolitan Phillip, the Ecumenical Patriarch (the last 2), Patriarch Ignatius IV of blessed memory, Patriarch of Antioch John, the Holy Synod of Antioch, the Holy Synod of ROCOR (yes, they no longer are actively pursuing the WR, but they have always stipulated, and still do, that the WR is indeed totally Orthodox). On top of that, every single Orthodox parish in the world will receive Western Rite Orthdox..including Mt. Athos. So, yeah they're all very uneducated concerning this supposed Latin Rite.
Facts are facts, the Church has universally accepted the Western Rite, but you haven't. Therefore, you're right and they're all simply uneducated concerning the "Latin Rite".
The use of the western liturgy without the western rite in the orthodox church is an act of desperation on the part of those involved
Not at all. We use the western tradition and expression of the Orthodox faith. If Rome returned to Orthodoxy, do you REALLY think they'll use the Byzantine liturgy? Keep dreaming.
Some can live with the western liturgical orthodox churches for a time, but I suspect not many forever
The Western Rite is growing all the time, champ.
I yearn for the day when the Western liturgical community is a bonafide western rite community
It exists already, but you just choose to disagree with the Church who says not only is it a viable rite, but completely in every way Orthodox.
And what I am saying is something any orthodox or catholic scholar would agree with
If the Roman Catholic or Orthodox scholars you mentioned are experts in wine or computer science maybe, not so if they were scholars in Church history, liturgics, etc.