The only elite fit to rule over humanity are those who understand the value of direct democracy, in my opinion. They are the truly sane human beings who must push back any force that tries to enforce a minority will on the majority.
This “elite” supporting TRUE democracy can (and hopefully does) include the majority of people.
People’s emotions are more accurate than what elitists define as “logic/reason.” Every person who pretends to be pure logic/intellect supports imperialism, military power, oppressing other groups, and—in many historical cases—slavery, racism, sexism, rape, torture, etc. People who say they are pure logic/reason also despise direct democracy despite supporting invading other countries using the phoney excuse of spreading democracy.
People who pretend they are of advanced intellect always need to be extreme elitists who justify the worst abuses of power because in reality they aren’t reasonable or logical in the slightest. However, if they talk in a condescending manner, create the illusion of intellectual sophistication, and support the oppressor, it makes no difference how stupid or nonsensical they are.
People’s emotions are LOGICAL and accurate the majority of the time. For those times intuitive instinct is not accurate, logical extrapolation of commonly held truths to broader situations, allowing the maintenance of logical consistency, is helpful.
People who think pure logic can guide all actions are not logical at all in most cases. They just don’t want humans to trust their gut instincts and want to enforce elitism using excuses designed to sound logical.
People should trust their instincts and temper it with a little bit of logic here and there for greater accuracy. People who want humans to be PURE logic are typically asking for humanity to be wrong/inaccurate the large majority of the time under the illusion that such actions make sense from some special realm of advanced intellect (which in reality does not exist.)