: And that's scary.
Why? You're arguing against what the manjority of western people evidently want / tolerate / consider ok right now.
And thats what it is, put your 'masses oppressed by elites' theory to one side - if the 'masses' really didnt like the way it is then do you think it would be this way?
If you were a genuine majoritarian you'd be doing your 9-5 job, watching ball games and doing and accepting whatever the majority of americans are doing and accepting right now. Stop kidding yourself that there is some heaving bubbling mass ready to be kindled by you.
Oh the horror - that all those proles aren't going to follow you after all.