So, what do populists and elitists believe at this time. Well, populists believe in national sovereignty, they believe in the right of the people to ultimately make the decisions about under what type of law they will be governed, they believe that all people shall be subject to the same law rather than preference for one over the other and they believe we should all benefit when the country does well. Elitists believe that we should eliminate all borders, that people should not decide what the rules are; but, that your betters should and that the rules should be different if you are part of the system. It is not just about money.
You cannot join the Bohemian Grove just because you can pay the fee, you cannot attend the Bilderberg Meetings just because you have money or are an elected official, you cannot join the CFR and attend it's meetings just because you have money or are an elected official, you cannot be a member of the Tri-lateral Commission just because you have money or are an elected official. There are many organizations deciding what is best for you that you cannot earn your way into unless you will support their agenda. These organizations are all undemocratic and many of your elected officials participate in them without telling you what is discussed. They will say it is kept secret so that people can talk freely, in a democracy we should all talk freely and hear what the other side has to say, that makes for an informed populace.
In case you are wondering, liberals can be elitists and conservatives can be elitists, it knows no party or philosophy and exists within them all. Elitists can be religious in nature or atheistic in nature, all groups can choose to be run by elitists or by the majority. The way to know if you are an elitists is to ask yourself a very simple question, if I were in charge would I seek to impose my will on others and nit care if the majority of us disagreed with my choices. Basically what we are seeing from Washington which has sold out to corporate and moneyed interests.