The merchant buys and sells goods
They do what merchants do best and have succeeded in a way no 15th century bourgeois merchant ever could in their wildest dream think to achieve. But the catch is that this wholesale mega mercantila world comes at a enormous price of which we today see everywhere in the form of environmental detriment and mass populations that are ever harder to sustain. We in the west live on a level of material standards that once was only the possibility of the most rich of yesteryear, the so called warrior elites of the now defunct royal era. Now an everyday man has a level of living a yesteryear royal would envy. This is a good thing if it was sustainable and wisely managed, but this isn't the case.
A vision of a true elite
An elite is one that in my humble opinion has a vision and an ability to sustain and manage a people and a world and to create balance and harmony. Confucius talked about virtues of a true leader or elite. An elite must have spiritual and moral maturity and deep psychological insight into the psyche of man and the workings of the world. An elite is the highest pinnacle of humanity. Elites have power but also extreme responsibility and accountability. People such as Christ, Buddha, Lao Tse, Pythagoras and similar have these attributes and are still guiding lights, despite the wholesale ridiculing of spirituality and esotericism and or higher forms of religion. The merchant class is merely qualified to criticize exoteric levels of religion and spirituality but they know little or nothing of higher levels, and just make themselves the laughing stock of those who know better. Esotericists such as G.I Gurdjieff speak of eras where a higher form of elites reigned the so called priest kings, but these lower level warrior and merchant class upstarts destroyed their work, with only certain doctrines left that remain obscured or exist within esoteric communities.
The pseudo elite of the merchant classes
I for one see no real elites anywhere today. We have seen this remarkably pathetic merchant based elite destroy our world and our humanity. They have exploited our resources and reduced humanity into consumer drones who buy their ever inferior goods. Spirituality has been squashed and religion reduced to it's low level exoteric teachings which for generations have been ridiculed and biasedly debased so that today's people see religion and spirituality as infantile fairy stories for those of feeble mind. The aspirations of this so called elite today is to dominate the world for their own egocentric purposes. I for one find their new world orders and other ideas as pathetic and pointless at best. These visions bring nothing to the advancement of humanity or anything beyond simplistic egocentric wet dreams of the deluded. Critics spend time and energy exposing these low level criminals for what they are but never even put fourth the question if these people are even are worthy of been called an elite?.I have seen more elite material in simple people who surpass this pseudo elite both spiritually and practically and have a more balanced vision for the planet. But in today's world of dialectic conflicts on mundane everyday levels these important levels are neglected and ideas such as these are not even contemplated. Sad beyond belief is all I am saying.
One should round up this pseudo elite of today and put them on an isolated island onto which we can dump all the gold and other pointless trinket's and let them play their games until they fade away from this world.