We get a lot of suggestions for topics and articles that we can post on our webpage and talk about on the radio. The only problem I have is that a lot of these seemed to be aimed at people who have the attention span of a fruit fly and are often written by people half that smart.

For example, a couple of weeks ago, it was suggested that we might “blog” about “The 10 Snobbiest Places In Michigan.” Roadsnacks.net posted article, which on the surface seemed like it might be entertaining, and maybe even informative.

Here’s the list of the 10 Snobbiest Places in Michigan:

  1. Northville
  2. Rochester
  3. Plymouth
  4. Royal Oak
  5. Traverse City
  6. Petoskey
  7. Troy
  8. Novi
  9. Okemos
  10. Saline
Locally, Portage came in at No. 14 and Three Rivers was No. 42.
Photo by the Evening Standard/Getty Images

So, why these places? That’s what I wanted to know. Here’s their criteria:

  • Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
  • Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
  • Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)
  • Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Theaters per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Art galleries per capita (Higher is snobbier)

The average fruit fly will possibly just giggle once and click on the next Kardashian article.   But I’m guessing a lot of News/Talk listeners might have thought the same thing I did:  “Oh, I get it — people who are successful, hard-working, educated, and support the arts are somehow automatically snobs. Nice!”

And really, I think this is exactly what’s wrong with America and why Donald Trump is so popular right now. We’re evolving into a society of people who would rather condemn the success of anybody else, rather than have to work hard to excel at anything. Rather than admit our own shortcomings, or face our lack of success, we’d rather poo-poo anybody who is successful and demonize them for nothing more than doing well! They’re often the same people who look to ridicule those who are “less than” to make themselves feel “more than.” That’s what political correctness and new-age socialism does. It champions mediocrity.