John Holdren is Obama’s selection for “science Tzar” and he comes with a very controversial past to say the least. His official titles are 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, his unofficial title is Dr. Mengele. It seems that Mr. Holdren has a very interesting publishing record that shows some very extremist views.

In 1977 Holdren co-authored a book called “Ecoscience”, and you can get some of the particular scans from the book at Zombie Times. However, I did want to point out a few beliefs of Mr. Holdren that I find particularly shocking. You see, back then (some of you will remember this) the big worry amongst the alarmists was the fear of out of control population explosions (and strangely enough global cooling). So, Dr. Holdren had a few things to say about what we should do in order to combat the so-called “population bomb”. First:

Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.


In today’s world, however, the number of children in a family is a matter of profound public concern. The law regulates other highly personal matters. For example, no one may lawfully have more than one spouse at a time. Why should the law not be able to prevent a person from having more than two children?

However, as appalling as those statements are, nothing is more shocking then his belief that under our current Constitution, compulsory abortions are not only permissible, but probably a good thing:

Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods is a suggestion that seems to horrify people more than most proposals for involuntary fertility control. Indeed, this would pose some very difficult political, legal, and social questions, to say nothing of the technical problems. No such sterilant exists today, nor does one appear to be under development. To be acceptable, such a substance would have to meet some rather stiff requirements: it must be uniformly effective, despite widely varying doses received by individuals, and despite varying degrees of fertility and sensitivity among individuals; it must be free of dangerous or unpleasant side effects; and it must have no effect on members of the opposite sex, children, old people, pets, or livestock.

Maybe the leftists out there are thinking “look, he might have a point, what if the population gets so out of control where we had to take drastic measures like this?” So, what is Dr. Holdren’s definition of an “out of control” population? Holdren worried that the US population might reach 270 million by 2040, and that would present a “severe” problem. In case you are wondering, the current US population is 304 million . . . time to start aborting the “undesirables”.

I think the significant take away here is (regardless of the fact that this book was written in the 70s) that these leftists believe that the Constitution could some how ever permit selective compulsory abortions of undesirable elements of our society (meaning the poor which would disproportionally effect blacks and Hispanics). This Orwellian mind-set that envisions the twisting of our Constitution to the point where this would be considered legal is revealing of the minds of a certain segment of the left in this country. As much as the Kos Kids want to call the right mindless Nazis, the fact is the Eugenics in this country were always found on the left. It’s pretty scary that someone with this degree of power could hold such a high position in government and its unimaginable that a Republican who had ever written something like this could have ever made it through a senate hearing, but Dr. Holdren made it through just fine.

Good thing the media has been all over this story . . . what’s that you say? This is the first you’ve heard of this? Oh well, I guess they were too busy writing about Michael Jackson to cover this. Nothing to see here.