"The Hobbits have two immediate needs, first they need to distinguish
Elves from Dark Elves, second they need to encourage more Dark Elves
Of course they can't do either of those things, because they are hobbits. Not without some Elves first telling them to do it.
Good luck with that!
I can't stop thinking of the lord shortage. There simply aren't enough elves of any kind to rule a substantial portion of America. It's ungovernable not because America is the home of the free and the brave - it's a collection of some of the most cowardly, supine, grovelling hobbits on the planet - but because even if you wanted to, the management capacity simply doesn't exist.
If the UN got together tomorrow, agreed that the lord/peasant distinction was real, developed a lord test, and everyone in America voted, 100%, to support lordship-for-lords program, it would still fail. The biology cannot support it. Closely analogous to way you can't reach space by flapping your arms. It's not that you can't make a carbohydrate rocket, but it already didn't happen.
Much of the problem with the Woke is that the Woke are hobbits who think they've heard the Pope say something. He hasn't. Oops.
P.S. "Can this be derived from the old stock elites? Hard to say."
Or: "I haven't read Son Also Rises, because I'm an illiterate peasant."
I mean, I haven't either, but it flatters all my preconceptions so there's no actual need. Like most "books" you can cut it down to a two-page executive summary and nothing of value would be lost.
P.P.S. "In Tolkien’s world the elves are fading away. Even though the age of
men is at hand, their true strength is gone. Aragorn give hope that
man’s nobility can be recaptured, but that is a hope."
Tolkein, egalitarian/American: "We don't need the elves."
IRL: "We need the elves. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"
Reminder: nobles weren't overpaid. They were underpaid, and they're "fading away" by quitting and letting you have democracy.