by intern Andy M.
In his weekly address late in December 2008, President Obama announced that he had chosen Dr. John Holdren to be his assistant for Science and Technology, and Dr. Holdren was instated to the position in March.
Unsurprisingly, Obama neglected to make reference to Holdren’s extremist views on population control and instead focused on his expertise in relation to “the growing threat of climate change.”
FrontPageMag.com sums up the key concerns that many are raising about Holdren…
Holdren is a globalist who has endorsed “surrender of sovereignty” to “a comprehensive Planetary Regime” that would control all the world’s resources, direct global redistribution of wealth, oversee the “de-development” of the West, control a World Army and taxation regime, and enforce world population limits.
He has castigated the US as “the meanest of wealthy countries,” written a justification of compulsory abortion for American women, advocated drastically lowering the US standard of living, and left the door open to trying global warming “deniers” for crimes against humanity.
Let’s take a closer look at this. Obama was the only senator who voted against and spoke against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act in the IL State Senate. He is without doubt the most anti-life president in history, so is it any surprise that he should select a science advisor who is known to have extreme pro-abortion views?
In the 1977 book, Ecoscience, which he co-authored with Paul and Anne Ehrlich, they referred to themselves as “neo-Malthusian” in respect to what they considered to be the population-crisis. Malthusianism derives its name from Thomas Malthus who was a minister in the Church of England and widely decried for his most famous publication, “An Essay on the Principle of Population“.
In this work Malthus states, “All the children born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to this level, must necessarily perish, unless room be made for them by the deaths of grown persons.”
So let’s summarize. Obama has appointed a man who claimed in 1977 to be a neo-Malthusian – an ideology which embraces the practice of forced infanticide as a necessity to stem population growth.
One recommendation in Ecoscience is a variation of the Chinese one-child policy, where the government would restrict families from having more than two children (p. 838). The authors also recommend that single women with child should be either forced to give up their babies for adoption or forced to be married. Compulsory abortions (such as are currently happening in China) were also advocated in this section of the work. An excerpt reads:
Just as disconcerting is Holdren’s endorsement of mass-sterilization of women from puberty (p. 786-7):
A program of sterilizing women after their 2nd or 3rd child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men…
The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.
At his confirmation, Holdren stated that he did not believe that it was the government’s job to determine an optimal population, which was essentially an attempt to brush aside the plethora of his previous extremist and alarmist views and statements.
Though he now presents himself as a much more level-headed, reasonable man, Holdren appears to be advocating for a draconian response to population growth – but under the guise of a concern about climate change. It is clear that Holdren is still a dangerous man and it is imperative that those who value the family and the life of the unborn draw attention to his extremist, anti-American views, and call for his removal as the President’s science czar.
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