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.
The above was all taken from this page, which is a post inspired from this article. I suggest reading the post in it’s entirety, as it contains scans of pages of the book in order to properly quote Holdren. Reading some/all of the authors’ conclusions/suggestions is just scary, plain and simple. How someone with these radical views came into such a position of power within on political system is equally as scary. Is this the “change” everyone voted for? It certainly doesn’t look like it with Obama’s approval rating dropping to 51%, down from a high of 65%, and falling steadily. It seems the more people find out about their chosen one, the less they like him. Also, and this is just anecdotal, but this is the only president I know of that people in America are actually scared of – literally scared. We’ve had other presidents that were either poor leaders, or appeared stupid, or people just didn’t like for whatever reason, but I’ve never talked to so many people who are “scared” of their own president.