...is often times, unfortunately, an idiot.
Intelligent people try to be respectful...
...but cannot be heard over an idiot's yelling.
They try hard to maintain a constructive dialogue...
...but this, unfortunately, does not always work with the idiot.
So, like any sane being, sometimes intelligent people find themselves resorting to playing the idiot's game.
...and this gets the intelligent labeled as cold or unfeeling.
It's not fair, dammit.