The DCG is funded by the masternodes. It is difficult for me to believe that among the masternode voters there are no government agents. These agents will always vote for a DCG compatible to the agents' guidelines, or at least for a DCG that is neutral and does not threaten the agents' red lines.There are no more agents in DCG, we got rid of them all. DCG is now mostly just a large group of developers and they are getting a lot of work done, just watch the github repos and you will see a lot of activity there.
A possible remedy of the above (in case we want to confront the agents of course because some ordinary people that are not agents may dont want to confront them) is the proof of individuality. Because the agents may have a lot of money, may have a lot of votes, but they are not numerous , so their individuality can be spotted by their votes and by their sponsorships. When a bad actor is spotted as an individual, then the community can diminish his voting power.
I hope your prediction to become a reality.v18 will be released to mainnet in August and the process to fork in the reduced proposal fee will start soon after. It's been a long wait, but I think it will be worth it, we are getting a lot of features that make Dash better.