I must say I love this. You've done an awesome job here Edrick. I do have a few things lingering in my mind from your work here though.
1. Intelligence. From your explanation, which I really do like, I can only deduce that those people who are not educated (Think of countries where education is not a priority from childhood) should be seriously enlightened. Well they're not.
Can this be explained? I believe so. Could it be that the PTB keep them chemically altered from early on so as to have the resources of the place for their own? Or is there another way to explain how those countries where education is very scarce isn't full of brilliantly creative minds?
First off... thank you.
Secondly, Yes, there ARE intelligence limiting factors at work here.
Intelligence is a capacity.
Just because you have the Capacity to be intelligent, does not mean you posses the skill to use this capacity.
You must train your mind (Education) to be able to access this intelligence.
Also, it should be noted, there are cultural factors involved...
These Cultural factors limit the Genetic selection for the Capacity of Intelligence.
If a society does not Value intelligence, it will not "Breed" for it.
Such is true in societies where obedience is valued, and intelligence is feared.
Most of your third world nations do not have a culture that facilitates the education of its people, and thus, its people do not know the bennifits of intelligence.
Not knowing the benefits of intelligence, that trait will not be valued when selecting a mate for reproduction.
Such is becoming (or has already become) the case in Western societies...
This is merely a reflection of the occurrence in third world countries.
It is a self amplifying problem. (Catch-22)
The only way to reverse this situation, is to Educate for critical thinking / Creativity, and reward those who have that capacity.
Typically, capitalistic models reward Creativity, and this becomes the self reinforcing paradigm, where intellect flourishes.
Unfortunately, what we have here in the west (and in third world nations) is NOT capitalism... it is plutocracy.
Where those that have all of the resources, make all of the rules.
These rules are typically constructed to give the plutocrats more power, resources, and intellectual rights over their citizens.
This is most clear in Third world nations (Dictatorships) where intelligence is a threat to their power, and thus, those who are intelligent (Who can see what is going on, and try to stop it) are outright killed.
There is an interesting parallel in history, between the Druids and the Romans.
When the romans conquered the Druidic cultures, they cut the tongues out of the druids.
Since the Druids knowledge was never written down (To prevent theft) the only method of passing it along was through oral tradition.
Cutting out their tongues halted this process, and destroyed the educational traditions of the Druidic Culture.
It should be said, that Societal Values, shape the Genetics of the Society.
Control the Values, and you control the Genetics.