Beware the Science Czar!

Science Czar Holdren

Among the multitude of “czars” populating the Obama administration, one stands out as a true believer in absolute government control of population. His name is Dr. John Holdren, the science czar.

Holdren holds some very radical views. His big item nowadays is global warming, telling us that we are “in a car with bad brakes driving toward a cliff in the fog.” Really?

Back in 1977, Holdren was coauthor of a book with Paul Ehrlich [and his wife], who famously informed us that we would soon run out of food on earth. Well, that hasn’t exactly happened, although if we continue to socialize everything, it can become a possibility.

In this book, Holdren and his coauthors . . . well, I’ll let a news story fill you in:

President Obama’s “science czar,” Paul Holdren, once floated the idea of forced abortions, “compulsory sterilization,” and the creation of a “Planetary Regime” that would oversee human population levels and control all natural resources as a means of protecting the planet — controversial ideas his critics say should have been brought up in his Senate confirmation hearings. . . .

In one passage [the book] seems to advocate totalitarian measures to curb population growth, which it says could cause an environmental catastrophe.

The three authors summarize their guiding principle in a single sentence: “To provide a high quality of life for all, there must be fewer people.”

Those plans include forcing single women to abort their babies or put them up for adoption; implanting sterilizing capsules in people when they reach puberty; and spiking water reserves and staple foods with a chemical that would make people sterile.

To help achieve those goals, they formulate a “world government scheme” they call the Planetary Regime, which  would administer the world’s resources and human growth, and they discuss the development of an “armed international organization, a global analogue of a police force” to which nations would surrender part of their sovereignty.

I thought it was worth quoting the article rather extensively so you can see the breadth of the scope of what this czar promoted. Of course, he now denies all this, saying he never promoted any such thing. In other words, he has the same approach to truth that the administration does on the economy and healthcare.

Note that he thought it might be a good idea to set up a world government with a police force, and that nations would have to give up their sovereignty. This sounds familiar. Not too long ago, Al Gore said something along those lines:

I’m not a conspiracy theorist; I don’t keep looking for the black helicopters. However, I am devoted to the principle of self-government, and any scheme that would surrender a nation’s ability to make its own decisions is a violation of that Biblical principle. The smokescreen for trying to make that happen today is the climate change mania.

Beware of former vice presidents and science czars who have plans for you. You may not like the results.