This one amused me this morning. Nothing like insulting the (more than likely) vast majority of the people that voted for you huh?
phil·is·tine/ˈfiləˌstēn/Or perhaps he was saying only Semites are well read?
A member of a non-Semitic (perhaps originally Anatolian) people of southern Palestine in ancient times.
A person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them.