This was an interesting topic brought up by some friends of mine. If you say something is broken, and needs to be fixed... if you believe you have learned some of the ways towards fixing it and are living it out, and talking about it... how are you not considered an elitist?
I go back and forth with this one, but based on my personality, in practice I generally fall to the side of, "not my responsibility what others think of me". I say what I feel I am supposed to say, and often I say it as bluntly and perhaps even rudely as possible. Jesus was not always nice, and in fact was often down right mean to those that stood in the way of change. Jesus says that the pharisees not only wouldn't enter into the kingdom of God, but were actively keeping others from entering in as well. And His words were not soft and comforting to those people.
Those that are in positions of stability and power in the modern structure have the most to lose by its dismantling. I have empathy for them, I understand, and I will show love and concern and even provide a helping hand as they journey towards living out a new reality. But those that dig their heels in and protect the bastardization of what Christ leaves as his present fleshly reality on this earth... well I don't have gentle words for them.
Does that mean I am lifted up with pride? am I hypocritical? Am I an elitist? Well, yes I am. But I am trying to be less so. I am trying to judge myself every step of the way. I am also saying that I suffer from these issues to. The difference is, I am not digging in my heels, being stiff necked and refusing to be moved. I am on a journey, and am willing to consider myself brother or sister with all those that say the same. But those that are already at their destination are as much the religious powers that be, as those the crucified Christ and I will not "be polite and humble" as they hurt God's people and his Way.
But what I do admit, is there are some things that help us to keep things in check:
Let your deeds speak louder than your words
Always realize your own sin, and your ability to deflect that upon others
Submit to the others in your community that see your failings as much as your success
Serve the least, the outcast, the marginalized, because there you find yourself