|The Mismeasure of Mensa 5|
Issue #34 (June 1984)
In last month's issue, time traveler Lottie Fish-bate explained how future generations made MENSA into a religion while trying to re-build civilization after several devastating wars, and of the struggles of MENSA society against non-Mensan (immensan) forces, starting with NAZI holdouts in South America. That a good number of the survivors of the wars were Mensan scientists stationed in Antarctica may have had something to do with this IQ establishmentarian movement. What follows is even more of Lottie's History-ahead-of-history.
While the Prior Wonders were dying, we Mensans ventured forth from Antarctica. We avoided South America at first, because of the danger from the remnants of Chilean, NAZI, and Argentine troops. Australia was known to be largely desert, so we colonized South Africa. We found next to no survivors on land, but fishermen returning home from far southerly expeditions were met with from time to time. In those early years, when we were but a mere nucleus of civilized humanity from the Antartic stations, these native fishermen made an immense (pardon the expression) contribution to getting society functioning again. They were all male, and none of our women scientists married any of them, so they left no descendants.
The establishment of our first self-sufficient colony in South Africa and especially in the Rift Valley seems to have constituted a re-constitution of the African Genesis, a symbolic gesture that was not lost on our Mensa forefathers. They were also aware that South Africa was one of the most racially mixed of prior-world nations. The living together of so many cultures in such close proximity was a source of inspiration for Mensans seeking to create a world of peace and harmony.
(Immensans are "debunking" this belief in an idyllic multi-racialism, but their sources originate from the opposite ends of the Earth and cannot be trusted to honestly depict this remote country. The cited documents themselves portray South Africa as an enemy country, indeed, as virtually an outlaw nation condemned by almost all other nations. Our John Birch Documents, on the other hand, depict the Union of South Africa, as it was called, as a beleagered republic firmly opposed to the forces of world slavery.)
Population growth was rapid. Contraception was banned, and, for greater efficiency, the scientific know-how of our forefathers was employed to promote multi-fertilization. Pregnancies usually yielded twins or triplets. Thus each generation multiplied ten-fold for the first century. The colony of a thousand became a million by 2084. So it was that increasing numbers finally resulted in expeditions to other lands. The collapse of South American populations led to a re-settlement of that area, from our base in the Falkland Islands. The discovery that land mammals, such as llamas, had survived the World War IV nuclear holocaust led Mensan settlers to become pastoralists.
Two life-styles now arose among Mensans. Until now we had all drawn food from the sea, due to the terrible destruction of land-based life that the nuclear wars had caused. Now the strenuous life of the fisherman was replaced for some by the slow-moving herding of ruminant mammals in the mind-dulling high altitudes of the Andes. As with other things, in this pastorial life, Immensans claimed to find arguments against the faith.
The Immensan theory of why men are inferior to women follows thus: Although the John Birch Documents do not reveal any cause for the limited mental powers of men, it is clear that men functioned in the prior-world on an equal, or indeed superior role in society vis-a-vis women. The IQ scores of women averaged slightly higher, but male scores dispersed more frequently into the highest (and lowest) ranges. Men appear to be more vulnerable to environmental conditions, however.
Just before the 1967 blackout of information, studies of ortho-molecular nutrition had established that food deficiencies or allergies were the cause of most schizophrenias, such as those involved with wheat gluten intolerance. Wheat and other gluten grains known since the Neolithic Revolution no longer exist, and humans have had to return to eating Paleolithic-style foods. After 6000 years of European mankind being selectively bred to a wheat-eating, milk-drinking diet, they could not adapt to a world in which these staples no longer were available. The few remaining starchy and protein foods, root crops and fish, could not be assimilated by the bodies of European middle-class males used to meat, wheat, legumes, and only potatoes among root crops. The only surviving white potatoes (Irish) are so nightshade toxic that the continued male appetite for them has caused a continuous stupor in which brain functions could not develop ...The proof of this is the high mentality of males in the Andean Highlands, where the diet features maize.
Hah! On no evidence this Immensan writer assumes an opposite condition to an undeveloped and apparently unproductive research lead of the 1960s! As for the Andeans, the fine intellect among even males there is due to the lack of stress on the men there. Women thrive on stress, (this was confirmed yet again by the new documents which showed (1) longer lives by women in those last, frenzied years of the Prior World, and (2) the phenomenal ability of the women of the 1960s to work full time at male jobs plus full time at home and often without a husband any longer at home at all.) Thus Andean women have lower IQs than women world-wide. The men there live simply as shepherds, never straining their brains. Without pressure on the young of constant human chatter, daily schooling, and pressure to excel, they are uncultured, but have high IQs because their brains have not been overworked.
Thus ends another chapter of Lottie's narrative.