I'm sure there's some group of idiots who call themselves that, but I don't believe they have any actual power.
Do rich and powerful people have a wildly disproportionate level of control over society? Yes. They do. And they're not hiding it. They're pretty proud of it, actually. There's no need to hold secret council meetings in dark rooms with secret handshakes, they just hold public political rallies instead.
That sounds like it might be busted. After I lit the windmill it stopped turning and the boss area was free of poison. Did you get the little cutscene after lighting the specific spot on the windmill main shaft?
I lit it as well but the boss area still had some poison.
There's a small ring of poison around the edges that is always there, windmill or not. Igniting the windmill just clears out a big platform in the center.
I thought I did. I played it as a little kid, then stopped.
In college, I once sat down to play it with four other people. The game lasted 8 hours. In the end, we continued to play it only out of sheer spite. We instituted a random house rule that passing GO no longer gives money, just to reduce the amount of money in play. At 6 in the morning, somebody finally won, and we threw the board directly into the garbage where it belongs.