A discussion I had on FB with my brother: I was explaining why I had stopped visiting a certain 'funny images' website (much sexism, racism in both images and comments section). My brother argued that i shouldn't let it get to me because so many people are dumb and stupid anyways, and that intelligence was actually a rare trait (not said in a tomgue in the cheek way, but fully serious). I argued back that such issues were not always linked to intelligence but is more linked to upbringing, culture and a lack of knowledge. I also don't believe that the large majority of the people is dumb and stupid, that is an elitist view.
My brother tried to proove how many are stupid by pointing out how many have voted for political party X - again, beimg fully serious. (linda unrelevant, but this was about a dutch political party). Using politics to argue that people are dumb was so brainhurty for me...I really didn't want to continue that discussion.