What I mean by 'severely confused' at the top of the pyramid LDIE is that the people at the very top have the full story. Most of them are initiates in to mystery schools, manifested as secret societies(think skull and bones, etc). It doesn't matter what they call their little club or whatever, it's all based in hermetics and universal natural law. This is how they maintain control, they use these universal natural laws, and then do everything in their power to separate us from our same inner power/connection with source. As long as we remain unaware that there is something to be aware of, and stay distracted with all the mundane bullshit that most of the population spends its time on (think video games, professional sports, TV, MSM, etc, doesn't matter what flavor, so long as it keeps you hypnotised), then we can't seize our birthright, which is to be powerful god-like creatures who can literally manifest reality. This is the reason for all these distractions as well as the priest class/organized religion, left brained science, politricks and so on. The peeps at the top KNOW wtf is up, but they choose to use their knowledge(=power) in malicious ways that funnel control and financial wealth in to their hands, at the expense of everyone else, instead of creating a world where, as it should be, there is enough abundance for everyone. This world is rich in resources and even with our current population there is no reason everyone can't live healthfully and comfortably in most cases, except that the uber wealthy/powerful won't allow it, because they're enjoying their little game of chess.
This is imminently about to change though. Their mistake was pretty much the internet, which is why they are in a (futile) clammer to lock it down and create as much regulation there as we experience in our day to day non-virtual lives (How about licenses to have webpages? etc)
To be at the top, and have the full story, and STILL use that knowledge to keep others down is to be severely confused. Because what should happen is that one in that position would want to share that info with everyone and help people to gain and use that knowledge themselves. No one is inherently evil, and even the most vile people are not 'evil' at the core, just super confused, and they too will eventually turn things around and become part of the solution, thus eliminating the problem. We are as much to blame, because we, the overwhelming majority of the population could easily overthrow this miniscule number of rulers and create a healthier, world of balance, but we live in fear, and we remain small and petty, and then get treated that way. Not for much longer though!