I'm at a loss in how to argue with you because I like to stick reasonably close to reality. In your response you talk of the immune system attacking the inflammation...now that's something I've never heard of. Is that actually a theory or a typo?
Gee, I didn't think we were arguing....I thought everyone here was expressing different opinions and ideas in a rather decent manner. If you consider that as "arguing", then I guess I can't do much about it other than indicate to you that I have no animosity whatsoever to your or anyone else's opinions.
I'm not sure why you don't understand the mechanism on the immune system going to the supposed defense of the myelin. Something, which nobody knows, is obviously causing inflammation at the myelin sites. The immune system normally sits around and keeps an eye out for something to go wrong in our system. When this happens, it sends out various kinds of cells to attack the problem. I'm thinking that you feel the immune system is "causing" the inflammation in the first place in this situation and my opinion is that something else is causing the problem and the immune system is simply reacting to it.
In order to gain a basic understanding of the mechanisms responsible for MS I think you should start with this page from the National Institute of Health Medline
No matter which way you read this, in is still all theory that has not ever been proven. If you read Dr. Behan's work, (he is considered an EXPERT in MS)he disagrees with this as do others in field. And their ideas are theory as well. The basic fact remains that nobody knows and nobody has been able to prove their theory.
And for the hundredth time, I will go back to the autopsy on that young lady who died from a massive MS attack where they found no indication of any immune system activity around the huge lesion that killed her. Why?......nobody knows!!