Lately it seems that the smart and well-educated have been put down and ridiculed. It seems that the "dumb and dumber" have become the news-makers and role-models. It seems that to be uneducated makes you a "common man;" someone to be admired. It seems that to be uninformed makes you seem "down-to-earth." To be ignorant makes you a champion of the people.
Please, please, stop this! Your children are watching you!