Empires come and empires go. History teaches us that the greedy ones (elite would indicate someone doing something positive; parasite would be more to the point) always infiltrate to control and in the end, destroy. Maybe it’s a fear thing, maybe they just like the drama or maybe it’s just inhuman nature. Who knows?
Nevertheless, hopefully, we can see, some of the facts, staring us right in our faces, today, right here, right now, while we are living, in these United States.
This isn’t a left, right issue. The greedy ones mange both, as Lenin, Machiavelli et al, recommended.