I think those observations are correct.
When I was in graduate school I talked sometimes to another student from Pakistan. If he returned as I assume he did, then he would be one of the elite from his country. So he talked to me quite frankly that the lower class people in his country were just worthless slime (not his exact word but the implication is on target).
Now the tragic thing is that, with all of the interviews and such going on about the candidates for our leadership, I heard some talk in the same way about the 'common' (not his word) people of USA. Just worthless slime. They need to be 'controlled'. They have money and they have power. They can abuse all they want and no one can get to them (they think).