Don’t forget about radical ‘Science Czar’ John Holdren

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Barack Obama once said “Judge me by the people that surround me.” Okay. We all know about Van Jones. Let’s not forget about John Holdren.

In April, 2009 Obama’s science czar John Holdren called for radical technologies to cool the Earth’s air, including shooting pollution into the atmosphere to deflect the sun’s rays.

In the 1970’s he co-authored the book Ecoscience advocating forced abortions, mass sterilization, and a transnational “Planetary Regime” to control the global economy through the use of an international police force.

Lennis Waggoner has more from the book at the Knoxville Examiner. Waggoner calls him a moon bat. I’ll say.

On page 787-8 of his book, he shows far more concern about animals than his fellow humans when he says ”That mass sterilization of humans through drugs in the water supply is OK as long as it doesn’t harm livestock.”

On page 838 he says “If some individuals contribute to general social deterioration by overproducing children, and if the need is compelling, they can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility-just as they can be required to exercise responsibility in their resource consumption patterns-providing they are not denied equal protection.”

Let’s stop and analyze this paragraph for a second. Who decides what constitutes “social deterioration”? What if one, just one, of those excess children he is talking about could have been Albert Einstein? Required to (presumably by law) exercise responsibility in there resource consumption patterns?

English translation: The state will tell you what to eat, what to wear, where to live and if you are allowed to own a car or not.

Denied equal protection? In the book “Animal Farm” it was pointed out that “some animals are more equal than others.” This was usual fare in Nazi Germany and in the Soviet block as well. Party members got the best of everything and got it first, though every citizen was supposed to be “equal.”

Dr. Holdren has advocated the “prosecution of global warming deniers” and the de-development of the United States. In an on line article by Michelle Malkin, entitled “Reminder: The Population

Control Freak & The Perv Tonight on CBS” in quotes from Dr. John Holdren, she quotes him as saying “A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States…De-development means bringing our economic system (especially patterns of consumption) into the realities of ecology and the global situation.

David Letterman failed to ask Holdren any questions about his radical beliefs last week. Nothing about de-development, nothing about the prosecution of global warming deniers or forced sterilization of “undesirables.” Surely the MSM isn’t going to look into it.

This is the same guy who co-authored the 1973 book Human Ecology which says an infant will develop into a human being if properly socialized, and population growth must be stopped. This was reported by CNS News.

“The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being,” John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote in “Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.”
 
Holdren co-authored the book with Stanford professors Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich. The book was published by W.H. Freeman and Company.
 
At the time “Human Ecology” was published, Holdren was a senior research fellow at the California Institute of Technology. Paul Ehrlich, currently president of The Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford, is also author of the 1968 bestseller, “The Population Bomb,” a book The Washington Post said “launched the popular movement for zero population growth.”
 
“Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions” argued that the human race faced dire consequences unless human population growth was stopped.
 
“Human values and institutions have set mankind on a collision course with the laws of nature,” wrote the Ehrlichs and Holdren.  “Human beings cling jealously to their prerogative to reproduce as they please—and they please to make each new generation larger than the last—yet endless multiplication on a finite planet is impossible.  Most humans aspire to greater material prosperity, but the number of people that can be supported on Earth if everyone is rich is even smaller than if everyone is poor.”
 
The specific passage expressing the authors’ view that a baby “will ultimately develop into a human being” is on page 235 in chapter 8 of the book, which is titled “Population Limitation.”

In his 1986 book, Earth and the Human Feature he championed the eugenicist Harrison Brown.

As far as I can tell, Holdren hasn’t disavowed any of his prior writings and advocacy. And other than a few tough questions from David Vitter, republicans just let him sail through his confirmation hearing. At least he had to be confirmed, but with nobody doing any research what good are confirmation hearings?

This is yet another radical advising the president, that nobody in the MSM or even the republican party bothered to vet. And I’m sure the White House didn’t need to vet him because they already knew he was one of them.

Update

Here’s video of Holdren decrying “American Exceptionalism” and calling for re-distribution of energy and material resources. This man was brought to you by President Obama. Birds of a Feather.