It's simply a question of "spin" ... let me try my skills as a "spin doctor"
In this particular spin the word "above" symbolizes the 1% and the word "below" symbolizes all people below the 1% in the social hierarchy of humanity.
The behaviour of the individuals in the 1% class is pretty much the same as the behaviour in the lowest class of society ... it's simply a question of scale.
Reminds me of the NT story of the woman charged with adultery ... Jesus said ... let the first man who has never sinned throw the first stone.
Skeptics may respond ... if we don't throw stones at them it will only become worse for us.
Perhaps ... yet ... at the appointed time the behaviour of all humans ... in all social classes will change.
"Never dare try to get ahead of the world." Lao Tzu