So we need a twofold social and institutional mending to take place to connect these - let's call them elite youth - back together. What I can gather from this is the political egalitarian campaign has been thorough even as it continues to rage on to this day.
Where did the once thriving elitist ideology go? Strangely, it has been assimilated by holier-than-thou liberalism, which has been given the credibility and power to enact reward and punishment for allegiance or lack thereof.
The reward and punishment capability for behavioral compliance itself takes place institutionally (church, universities), socially (hipsters, journalists), and to no small extent by punitive legalistic means (civil rights, welfare).