His last published words via Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, from a hospital bed where he struggled to oxygenate his blood:
"This is been a near death experience, very much like a new death experience the whole country is going through right now. We will never be the same because now we know that we've all been lied to about everything. But, now we also know that we can trust each other."
The Open-Source-Everything Revolution: The Enduring Legacy of Robert David Steele
Steele wore many hats in his 69 years on Earth, but perhaps his most significant contribution to the movement for human freedom was the open-source-everything revolution he sparked. Beyond being a mere partisan political goal, open-source-everything was the over-arching moral vision that drove his work.