Wow! Thats hard to believe that someone of his intelligence would succumb to the lie of the Elite. Oh, I am very familiar with the lie too. I used to work for the Freemen Institute a few decades ago (yes I'm a dinosaur, but a lively one!) and we were dedicated to exposing the criminal acts of the CFR, FED, Tri Lats, international bankers, etc.
One of my most memorable experiences was of then US Congressman Dick Cheney, who had read a book we published entitled "The Naked Capitalist" (not a condemnation of capitalism but an exposure of the evil use of capitalism by the few). Anyway Cheney told me to my face that what was in the book was the absolute truth. Months later he became a traitor to the cause of freedom and joined the CFR. I suppose the reasoning they used in recruiting Cheney is the same line @sneak has adopted, i.e., the peasants are too stupid to govern themselves and must be led and dominated. In fact they want it that way.
Actually with all lies there is some truth mixed in. But domination is not the answer. The answer, at least in part, can be found here in Steemit where we are engaging and developing a new paradigm that I like to call "cooperative abundance". This is where we lift, sustain, encourage, and develop individuals and in so doing strengthen the community. What a dream! Can we do it? I believe it is imperative that we try. I believe in the vision of blockchain and it's potential. So if @sneak is one of the creeps Quigley speaks of then damn his eyes! (I guess that's blunt enough).
The Freemen Institute was one of the first to promote Quigleys book by the way. Pure Democracy is a trap too, one in which the masses are usually manipulated by the elite few (The EU comes to mind). As a relative newbie I saw the thing about blocking the anti-vaxers and was stunned but let it go since I was so unfamiliar with the platform. But if that really was done, then, Damn his eyes once more. So you definitely have my attention and I'll make little minnow, whoops, red-fish waves, where I can as I follow your lead, if I may.
I appreciate the fact that you may be sticking your neck out quite far, and hope you discover a penitent @sneak and no attempt to further squelch freedom of this sort here in Steemit. Many blessings. Here, I'll give you my .07 cent incentive. Go get 'em!
I have adopted Steemit as my home... a place where yet unexplored visions and dreams can become reality. I want to be part of that. I see way beyond the mundane reality of posts, and comments and upvotes into a galaxy of potential that may help transform humanity into something that no longer needs or wants the domination of the few.