Some smart fellas hang out here. That was never in question.
But most are young, and that can be a problem, as well as a strength.
Nobody of intelligence did a damn thing to be intelligent.
It's like a girl being pretty. She came out that way.
The young have a fatal flaw: things are two dimensional, to youth.
Intelligence is a multi-faceted thing. It has depth. If it doesn't, it's not intelligence.
You can be plenty smart while being seen as plenty dumb.
You can be a wrecking ball, or a computer-guided welding machine.
The object is to use intelligence intelligently.
Fail at that, and you're no better than a dummy, and every bit as vulnerable.
You also don't fight, unless fighting is called-for.
The smartest smart guy hides what he's got.
Not to be dishonest, but because it's smart.
No point nuking a cockroach.
This place is often more like a riot than a forum of emerging ubermen.
It also gets to look like a one-man show, complete with bullying and boorishness.
Who will win, this week?
Who will depose him next?
It doesn't need to be that way.
Cooperation is the key to any kind of power, except personal power.
Excuse me if I got it wrong, but this forum is not about personal power, is it?