„…as it is the collapse of the old elites.”

But it’s more than that, too. It’s also experienced as a Culture War, a conflict between the multicultural, uber-tolerant cosmopolitanism of an increasingly transnational elite, and the everyday traditions and rituals of the native populace. In this context, migrants are transformed into the weapons of elite culture, a threat to the cultural fabric of the community, agents of an unwanted cultural revolution.
Tim Black