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The GOP front-runner for 2012 sought advice on global warming and carbon emissions from the president’s current science czar — an advocate of de-developing America and population control.
Politics is said to make strange bedfellows, but no coupling in our view is more bizarre than when John Holdren, now President Obama’s assistant for science and technology, once advised GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on environmental policy.
Holdren’s bizarre views are best suited for an adviser to someone like, say, Pol Pot.
And if you think the Pol Pot analogy is extreme you should look into Holdren’s history sometime. I did for my book Watermelons and the thought that this guy has been allowed anywhere near the White House, let alone been appointed Obama’s democratically unaccountable Science Czar should be counted among the blackest crimes of this disastrous presidency.
Consider the book Holdren wrote in 1977 (with fellow eco-catastrophists Paul and Anne Ehrlich) called Ecoscience.
Besides advocating state-enforced abortions for undesirables and the mass sterilisation of humans through drugs in the water supply, the book argues for the creation of a “Planetary Regime”. This Planetary Regime – perhaps run under the auspices of “UNEP and the United Nations population agencies” – would “control the development, administration, conservation and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or non-renewable, at least insofar as international implications exist.” [I particularly dig that so- extreme-and-scary-it’s-funny use of the italicised ‘all’] (P942-3)
And there’s more. This Planetary Regime “might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade….including all food on the international market.” And, of course, it would be given responsibility “for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits.” Oh and obviously, in order to ensure the New World Order runs smoothly, there would need to be “an armed international organization, a global analogue of a police force” – just in case formerly free citizens around the world started getting uppity about the “partial surrender of sovereignty to an international organization.” (P.917)
And Romney thought this guy was worth consulting for advice? What does that say about his judgement?Published in