Comment: I don't think he did.

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I don't think he did.

Or at least he knew that the PTB would not stand for it. That's why he didn’t play ball. What would be the point?

I think his main goal was to educate a critical mass of people on the theory of Liberty in order to jump-start a new Renaissance. And he accomplished his goal in spades. We're now living in the very beginning of a new age of enlightenment.