The most influential people/individual in the world works behind the scenes manipulating and influencing governments, corporations and institutions. It has always been this way and always will.
Does anyone in the US actually believe that the mob ruled country would be better than the elitist ruled country? That the uneducated short sighted masses would make better decisions for the whole of the country than the educated, albeit self serviing, few?
Not a chance in my opinion. Not a chance in the modern world, society is far too complicated for the ordinary mass of humanity to rule the whole with mob mentality.