More and more I withdraw from many of the people of knowledge, and seek refuge from the ever present arrogance that seems to pervade their public discourse. Too often it is vulgar and obtuse. Their companions seem to be a clique unto themselves; the rest of us must just look on unamused as they insult us for our stupidity, ignorance and foolish faith. We are mere simpletons to these giants of perception and learning, who must forever be assaulted with cheap one-liners, hilarious only unto themselves. We are the foolish other.