Former Obama adviser David Axelrod wants you to know he's smarter than you because he knows what "dystopia" means and you don't.

Axelrod's tweet relates to what Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., plans to say in a speech Wednesday at the University of California-Berkeley: that the intelligence community is out of control, according to Politico.

It's hard to deny that Axelrod's a smart guy. After all, he engineered the election of President Obama, who created the massive National Security Agency surveillance program that has Paul so concerned, and under whose administration the CIA spied on members of Congress.

But it's even harder to deny that many Americans who are justifiably concerned about the NSA and CIA spying on Americans while seemingly unable to prevent the assassination of a U.S. ambassador or Russia's plans to trigger an international crisis by seizing Crimea are looking a lot smarter than the Keystone Kops in the White House these days.