You can tell much about a President's frame of mind by looking at the people he appoints to positions of influence and power. In the case of President Obama those appointments have been troubling, including as they do a series of tax cheats, radical pro-abortionists, and leftists of various stripes, but perhaps none is more disturbing Mr. Obama's appointment to the position of new science czar, John Holdren.
Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both?
These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States' Science Czar. In a book Holdren co-authored in 1977, the man now firmly in control of science policy in this country wrote that:
- Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;
- The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation's drinking water or in food;
- Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;
- People who "contribute to social deterioration" (i.e. undesirables) "can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility" -- in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized.
- A transnational "Planetary Regime" should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans' lives -- using an armed international police force.
ZombieTime has direct quotes from Holdren's book and they're pretty disturbing, not just because this man, whose ideas are frighteningly similar to those of the Nazis, is in charge of science policy, but because his ideas may not be considered objectionable in the Obama White House.
Perhaps the administration was unaware of Holdren's views when they selected him for this post. That would cast doubt on their competency, but at least we can expect the President will do the right thing and terminate his appointment now that he knows.
If, however, the administration does not dissociate itself from this man after his views have been brought to public attention then we have very good reason to worry that the President does not find those views disagreeable, in which case we have very good reason to be very alarmed.RLC