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Not-so-secret agenda of Obama's 'science czar'

by Damian Wyld

News Weekly, February 6, 2010
President Obama's recently appointed science adviser, John P. Holdren, is on record as having supported draconian methods to cut the world's human population.
John P. Holdren

Holdren was appointed last year as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology - a politically powerful position at the heart of the US Administration. His appointment was ratified unanimously by the US Senate in March 2009.

The Senate nomination committee, however, first asked him some very telling questions, questions pertaining to his radical views on the environment and birth control. His testimony on that occasion that he did not believe in forced sterilisation or government control of the population level sits rather uneasily with his previous utterances.

In 1969, Holdren wrote that it was it was imperative "to convince society and its leaders that there is no alternative but the cessation of our irresponsible, all-demanding, and all-consuming population growth". That same year, he and anti-population growth alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich (author of The Population Bomb) jointly declared: "If ... population control measures are not initiated immediately, and effectively, all the technology man can bring to bear will not fend off the misery to come."

In 1973, Holdren pronounced that the then US population of 210 million was "too many", and that the projected population of 280 million by 2040 was "likely to be much too many". One wonders what he makes of the actual figure today of 308 million. ...

In that year, Holdren enunciated the means of salvation from the doom of overpopulation in a book he co-wrote with Paul and Anne Ehrlich, called Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions. The authors called for the United States go on a massive bender of de-industrialisation. "De-development", they explained, "means bringing our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation."

They continued: "The need for de-development presents our economists with a major challenge. They must design a stable, low-consumption economy in which there is a much more equitable distribution of wealth than in the present one. Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential if a decent life is to be provided for every human being."

In 1977, Holdren and the Ehrlichs produced a textbook called Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment, in which they outlined a radical program of measures, some of them quite draconian, to halt or reverse global population growth. These included everything from voluntary "family planning" to enforced population control programs. The latter would include forced sterilisation for women after a set number of children (as happens in communist China) and the widespread promotion of birth-control methods and abortion.

According to Steven W. Mosher, president of the US-based Population Research Institute, Holdren also argued, in his earlier 1973 book Human Ecology, for single mothers to be forced to adopt out their children and even suggested the addition of sterilisation drugs to drinking water and food supplies.

Holdren and the Ehrlichs spelt out, in their 1977 book Ecoscience, how an international police force, or "comprehensive Planetary Regime", would be needed to enforce these unpopular measures.

They wrote: ""Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable. ... The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries' shares within their regional limits. ... The Regime should have some power to enforce the agreed limits." (Emphasis in the original text).

Mosher also points to Holdren's involvement in the current global-warming campaign and likens the connection, combined with Holdren's now having the ear of the US president, as a scenario "straight out of" George Orwell's dystopia Nineteen Eighty-Four.

As Mosher points out: "Holdren is an official member of the Executive Branch. He and Obama are both 'Harvard Men'. And Obama's announced that he wants to 'restore science to its rightful place' in the US. This population-controller 'science czar' really has Obama's ear!

"It's a tragedy that so little attention is given to ... John Holdren."

It would be an even bigger tragedy if, under the cover of "sustainability" and "caring for the earth", Holdren's coercive Green Malthusian agenda was forced down the throat of an unwitting public.

It would be even more radical than Obama's support for taxpayer-funded abortion and "end-of-life counselling".

It is high time that the blowtorch of public scrutiny was applied to the likes of Holdren and his many sympathisers here in our own country.

Damian Wyld is South Australian president of the National Civic Council.


John Holdren, Obama's science czar, says: forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet", Zombietime (United States), July 10, 2009.
URL: http://zombietime.com/john_holdren/

Drew Zahn, "Obama science czar Holdren called for forced abortions", WorldNetDaily (Washington DC), July 11, 2009.
URL: www.wnd.com/?pageId=103707

Steven W. Mosher, "Obama's 'science czar'", Population Research Institute (Front Royal, Virginia), December 31, 2009.
URL: http://pop.org/acq-holdren03E1-appeal-pri

"John Holdren", Discover the Networks: A Guide to the Political Left (David Horowitz Freedom Center, Los Angeles).
URL: www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2368

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