Anti-intellectualism is defined as "hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible."
But might it be true that Anti-intellectualism was brought on and continues to thrive today because so many intellectuals have long allied themselves with mindless elites in efforts to better themselves without regards as to what happens to those they leave behind?
When intellectuals lead us no one objects to their presence-- when they push us they become just like the elites.
And any intellectual who cannot grasp these simple facts isn't really an intellectual after all.
All that education wasted.