That was heartfelt.
I agree with your sentiment, but I would like to offer a small correction, if I may.
The vast majority of the popular/jock kids in school/college do not actually make it to the top social strata at all. They merely live out the rest of their days as consumers, contributing to the overall GDP of whatever place they inhabit. Very few of those kids actually go on to become that politicians we nerds hate.
But you said it yourself - we nerds do not really have social skills. To be a politician, you need to control the masses, not be frustrated when they do not understand you (because you are, after all, WAY smarter than them). In short, politicians are not that good at making rational decisions, analyzing vast amounts of informationn, but are rather good at public speaking, are charismatic, etc. This is something that is rooted in the history of the development of the human race.
It, like religion and many other social constructs, are quickly becoming obsolete in the face of the technological juggernaut known as the Internet. Mostly all aspects of our past lives that were bound by distance or the ability to analyze large amounts of relevant data instantly are now under attack.
Naturally, they are resisting that attack. You should take comfort in the knowledge that things are in fact, changing (look at wikileaks). And it is change ushered into the worlds by geeks :)
So, take pride in that. Things are not terrible! We are just seeing the inefficiency in the system, and correcting it as we go along.