It's a loser's game to ask for respect. Only an idiot thinks he can tell people he's smart and have them believe it. And just like Fredo, progressive liberals like Al Gore are trying to tell us that they are smarter than conservatives by nature.
From the Daily Mail:
"Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers, and people with low childhood intelligence tend to grow up to have racist and anti-gay views, says a controversial new study.
Conservative politics work almost as a 'gateway' into prejudice against others, say the Canadian academics.
The paper analyzed large UK studies which compared childhood intelligence with political views in adulthood across more than 15,000 people.
The authors claim that people with low intelligence gravitate towards right-wing views because they make them feel safe."
But that study is so last year! Now we see that there has been a proven tendency among teachers to downgrade boys for what the primarily female teachers view as 'bad behavior. So the lower IQ and test scores and class performance of so-called-right-wing-idiots is really something that is probably taught to them through the frustration of dealing with lazy, tenured, union thugs in the classroom. After all, if you buy into the anti-boy pap, you become Elton John. If you keep your dignity and your testosterone, you become a conservative.
I feel fairly confident that Fredo is alive and well and working underground to give research ideas and government grants to academics and liberal think-tanks. Excuse me for ending with an oxymoron.