I look at former elders like I look at former German SS men. They ALL did some bad stuff and behaved hypocritically.
Elders tend to have an ass-licking temperament. I don't get along with that type. I'm not an organizational man.
I hate politics and those who engage in it... even though I know it is a necessary evil.
I AM not and never was in any situation an ALPHA MALE and so I detest hierarchy again - even though I know it is necessary.
I believe X-Elders have a greater responsibility to use their leadership to expose the wrongs they were privy to. They need to serve some time.