I know how you feel, though it did seem obnoxiously worded. I never thought of myself as a genius, but there was a time when I was living in a small, fuckwit community.
I watched a town of backwater dumbshits picketing the town library. There was a minor election. One of the candidates, running for town treasurer or some stupid thing like that made grandiose claims that he was going to run the corruption out of town.
That year, the local library was going to have a handicap accessibility ramp built. To bring things up to code.
This man targeted the library for some of his outrageous claims.
He said that the library had "shuffled" twenty thousand dollars away from the fire department.
The fire department was a ragtag volunteer outfit of nine people.
When those claims didn't stick, he claimed that the library had stolen from the water company, and that was why everyone's water bills are so expensive.
That made even less sense than before.
Then he claimed it stole five thousand dollars from a planned cemetery expansion.
Again, didn't hold water.
Then he claimed that it stole thousands of dollars from the police department, and was the reason crime rates were high.
Didn't matter how fucking stupid this trout-eyed little fucking shitheel was. People were picketing the library. There was an angry mob.
"I hope you all join me up on this trip," the guy said.
I just got out of town. Guy didn't get elected, but the plan to build a handicap accessibility ramp was scrapped to appease the masses. Today, the people there can proudly proclaim that their buildings aren't up to code.
As time goes on, communities are becoming more polarized, more religiously and politically like minded, more thrallminded on the village and city level in the US--even as it appears more homogenized on the national level. I can only assume it's the same wherever you are. The world is a big place. If being surrounded by people that aren't like you is really affecting your mental health, you might just want to get out and find your own people. Just don't go anywhere holding the assumption that things will be the same and that you'll be a "one eyed giant in the land of the blind" anywhere you go, because you won't be and you might find your super-genius status is more delusion than anything.