If you'll look at movies such as The Seven Samurai (which everyone should see) or Braveheart (which everyone has seen) you'll find our "elites" are supposed to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. Just about the last time that happened in the U.S. was during the War Between States, when the slaughter of the Southern warrior-class - the smartest ones - was just horrendous.
Yet that is not what is happening today. In fact, our "elites" are traitors and are trying to sacrifice us, the citizens of the U.S., to their ambition and self-interest. Bizarrely, all our "elites" are traitors - the government, the media, the universities, businesses. There is not one group that is for the United States, and for the citizens.
In The Seven Samurai the village is saved by armed men who are willing to give up their lives to deal death to murderous invading barbarians. The Western version would be the Original Code of Chivalry, in which armed men were willing to kill to protect the weak and helpless (you can see this in the Western version of The Seven Samurai - The Magnificent Seven).
Since art imitates life, we learn something horrible: ultimately this country will be saved by men who put the country and society above their own lives, and are willing to use violence to achieve their goals.
I hope this kind of violence is not necessary, and does not come to pass.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” -Cicero