Monday, September 21, 2009


By Bob Ward

With the forced exit of Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, after his exposure as a dangerous
radical and self-described communist, some liberals are concerned that conservatives may be encouraged to go after other member of President Obama’s team. We can only hope they’re right.

The next suitable target should be John Holdren, the President’s Science Czar, who is something out of Aldous Huxley’s "Brave New World."

Holdren’s hobby horse is population control. On this subject, he shares the opinions of Paul Ehrlich who predicted, in a 1968 book, that the game was all over. “The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” he said, predicting that, “In the 1970's the world will undergo famines – hundreds of million of people are going to starve to death in spite of any cash programs embarked upon now.”

In 1977, Holdren teamed up with Paul and Anne Ehrlich to co-author "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment." In this work, Holdren advocates forcing women to have abortions. He even claims that the U.S. Constitution permits the government to compel abortions.

In addition to coercing abortion to control population, Holdren suggests that chemicals could be introduced into the drinking water supply that would render women incapable of conceiving.

Other methods of sterilization advocated by Holdren include a "long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin" at puberty and then "might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births."

But Holdren doesn’t limit himself to control of family size by the U.S. government. He sees a role in population control for a "Planetary Regime" to enforce mandatory abortions for population control and to limit the use of natural resources. Such an international, body, he proposes, "could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable.”

This “Planetary Regime,” he suggests, could determine the “optimum population” for the world
and deciding each country' share of population.

What is perhaps most disturbing about this man is that he considers his proposals perfectly reasonable. As he puts its, "Why should the law not be able to prevent a person from having more than two children?"

In examining Holdren’s views we need to keep reminding ourselves that this is not some character out of a science fiction horror movie, but an official of the U.S. government chosen by the President.

The White House is trying to convince Americans that Van Jones, the race-baiting Communist,
somehow slipped through the net when he was given an important job in the administration. In light of the people that Obama has associated with throughout his career, there is no reason to believe his does not share Jones’ ideas.

And the same goes for Holdren. All the evidence indicates that these men, and the other dangerous radicals among the President’s Czars, accurately reflect Obama's views.

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