President Obama’s top science adviser [John P. Holdren] said in a book he co-authored in 1973 that a newborn child “will ultimately develop into a human being” if he or she is properly fed and socialized.
That was his studied opinion. His co-authors were uber population panic-peddler Paul Ehrlich, of Population Bomb fame, and Anne Ehrlich.
In the 1970s and 1980s . . . hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now,
Ehrlich wrote, in a prediction that bombed.
As for the newborn,
“The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being,” John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote in “Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.”
He’s Obama’s kind of guy, apparently.
advocated the “de-development” of the United States in books he published in the 1970s.
It would work this way:
“A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States,” Holdren wrote in [another] 1973 book he co-authored with Paul R. Ehrlch and Anne H. Ehrlich.
“De-development means bringing our economic system (especially patterns of consumption) into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation.”
Back we would go to our golden age of primitivism, including radical wealth redistribution.
“The need for de-development presents our economists with a major challenge,” they wrote. “They must design a stable, low-consumption economy in which there is a much more equitable distribution of wealth than in the present one. Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided to every human being.”
Fascism, I called it in a Wed. Journal column last October. How else but by such control of people’s lives can this be achieved?
Later: True, the wild scenario urged on us by the science advisor in 1973 is fascistic. But from there to say O. is equally fascistic is a stretch, it occurs to me. One thing at a time, in other words. At issue here is the kind of adviser O. picks. He’s at least comfortable with this kind of thinking. At least.