I have pinched Frank Davis’ title of his recent post in which he contemplates the increasing stupidity and mediocrity in the country these days.
Frank quotes from this article which states that smoking increases IQ by six points and writes,
It was after tobacco was introduced into Western culture after 1492 that the Enlightenment began to get under way. Everyone got a bit more intelligent, a bit more insightful. And soon they started discovering all sorts of new things, in an extraordinary wave of intellectual advance.
Can anyone think of any great scientific discovery that has been made in the past 30 or 40 years? Or any great work of art? And how about naming a great modern philosopher? (I’m not saying there weren’t any. It’s just that I can’t think of any offhand.)
Perhaps it’s that, as tobacco use has declined, we’re being governed by stupider and stupider people, who believe stupider and stupider things. Like secondhand smoke kills millions of people. And trace amounts of carbon dioxide are dangerously overheating the planet. And any number of other dumb things.
And these stupid people are now making stupider and stupider laws which haven’t been thought through properly, because, well,… they’re too stupid to think properly.
Everything seems kinda mediocre these days. The political class in the UK are all mediocrities – with the exception of Nigel Farage, who still defiantly smokes.
The TV is mediocre. The music is mediocre. And the art is mediocre.
Everything is mediocre. Everything is superficial and shallow.
Which is about what you’d expect when everyone’s IQ has fallen 6 points.
Getting on for three years ago, I wrote that this indeed was possibly the real reason for smoking bans (after another of Frank’s posts), as part of the ongoing agenda to dumb us down. I know from personal experience that the NHS/Government does not care about my health.
But I think it is a whole lot worse. I mentioned fluoride. Since I wrote that post, “a recently-published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas.”
This study from China claims that heavily fluoridated water knocks up to ten points off children’s IQ,
The study involved 512 children between 8 to 13 years old in two Chinese villages that were about 50 miles apart. Wamaio had 2.47 milligrams per liter of fluoride and the village of Xinhuai had 0.36 milligrams per liter of fluoride.
The test showed the city with the higher fluoride had children with IQ scores 5-10 points lower.
The reports said the study rated 28 percent of the children in the low-fluoride town of Xinhuai as “bright, normal or higher intelligence,” while only 8 percent in the high-fluoride Wamaio were in that category.
Further, it said 15 percent of the children in the high-fluoride city had scores indicating mental handicaps, while only 6 percent had the same results in the low-fluoride city.
Add to this the effect of exitotoxins, like aspartame and MSG, which excite neurons to death and reduce IQ (and can cause many other problems).
Further add the deliberate dumbing down via the media, ‘music’ industry and ‘education’ and it’s hardly surprising that people are becoming more eligible for Densa than Mensa.
Courtesy of ‘Prog’ commenting on Frank’s blog, Camelot has withdrawn new scratchcards based on temperatures (mainly minus ones) after just four days as too many mugs players were confused about which temperature was lower than another.
Tina Farrell, 23, from Manchester, called Camelot after failing to win with several cards.
She told the Manchester Evening News: “On one of my cards it said I had to find temperatures lower than -8.
“The numbers I uncovered were -6 and -7 so I thought I had won, and so did the woman in the shop. But when she scanned the card the machine said I hadn’t.
“I phoned Camelot and they fobbed me off with some story that -6 is higher – not lower – than -8 but I’m not having it.
You’re not having the money. Poor Tina. Lay off the exitotoxins, sweetheart.