You may have some valid points--
but then why did Jesus say, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do?"--
referring to the centurions?
Yes, they were the 'little guys'--
Why do you so stridently insist that the leaders of the Jews were not evil? They persecuted Jesus and hounded Him, and He warned His followers against them, so why would you defend people like that?
I believe Jesus' words, and He called the Pharisees whited sepulchres--
so, that is what they were--
why wrest His words?
The fact that the Pharisees (and other Jewish leaders) worked hand in hand with the Romans who were also demagogues (the leaders)--
is a vital point that should be remembered for today!
Evil people band together (whatever their religious persuasion) to wreck destruction on the righteous--
the story has been told over and over again--
it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--