I'm probably going to get in trouble for my opinions here but ...
IMO, you can't hold a candle to Takahashi sensei. It is Takahashi sensei's experiences, commitment to Aikido, and many years of training that I *can* ask him the hard questions. We may never agree, we may never see eye to eye, but it is because of his dedication to Aikido that I have posted in his thread. Who better to field the tough questions? Who better to do due diligence? It is people such as him who are charting the future of Modern Aikido. If they can't answer, who can? IMO, you do not have the experience nor have you done the most basic of due diligence to begin to understand the concepts involved here. I would suggest doing so.
You're right. Due diligence, red pills, blue pills, hard questions, candles..........woahhh. Concepts.
Sounds much like politics to me so I'll leave it to you political folk with your political arguments.