Western Hero has a quote that sums up intellectuals perfectly
Conservativesonfire had a trenchant comment on intellectuals:
Intellectuals should be locked in rooms and only allowed to pass their written ideas under the doors. Smart people with good common sense would then read and discard most of them while implementing the good ideas far better than the intellectual ever could.
I would be more charitable and put them on an island paradise somewhere out of harm’s way where they couldn’t screw up society by trying to run it.