John Holdren, Obama’s Science Czar: Forced Abortions and Mass Sterilization Needed to Save the Planet

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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.

Impossible, you say? That must be an exaggeration or a hoax. No one in their right mind would say such things.

Well, I hate to break the news to you, but it is no hoax, no exaggeration. John Holdren really did say those things, and this report contains the proof. Below you will find photographs, scans, and transcriptions of pages in the book Ecoscience, co-authored in 1977 by John Holdren and his close colleagues Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich. The scans and photos are provided to supply conclusive evidence that the words attributed to Holdren are unaltered and accurately transcribed.

This report was originally inspired by this article in FrontPage magazine, which covers some of the same information given here. But that article, although it contained many shocking quotes from John Holdren, failed to make much of an impact on public opinion. Why not? Because, as I discovered when discussing the article with various friends, there was no proof that the quotes were accurate — so most folks (even those opposed to Obama’s policies) doubted their veracity, because the statements seemed too inflammatory to be true. In the modern era, it seems, journalists have lost all credibility, and so are presumed to be lying or exaggerating unless solid evidence is offered to back up the claims. Well, this report contains that evidence.

Of course, Holdren wrote these things in the framework of a book he co-authored about what he imagined at the time (late 1970s) was an apocalyptic crisis facing mankind: overpopulation. He felt extreme measures would be required to combat an extreme problem. Whether or not you think this provides him a valid “excuse” for having descended into a totalitarian fantasy is up to you: personally, I don’t think it’s a valid excuse at all, since the crisis he was in a panic over was mostly in his imagination. Totalitarian regimes and unhinged people almost always have what seems internally like a reasonable justification for actions which to the outside world seem incomprehensible.

Screenshots and more excerpts from the chilling document can be seen here.

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Submitted by Bonkers on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 6:44pm.

Check a reply to muddle, please.

You do realize that that substance to keep women from having babies has been available to women in the form of birth control pills for fifty or more years, don't you?

Imagine how much more population we would have without that!

The food thing was solved (for us) by eating three times what we need and many in third world countries eating flies and horrid stuff!

I know--------work hard and produce and you won't be hungry. Bull.

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Submitted by muddle on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 5:13pm.

Holdren--at least the 1977 model--is an example of an intellectual completely out of touch with his own humanity. The things proposed in Ecoscience are as though they are straight out of the pages of Walker Percy's Thanatos Syndrome or C.S. Lewis's That Hideous Strength. One has the impression of utilitarian bureacratic thinkers willing to ride roughshod over the most fundamental of human values for the sake of some utopian vision.

G.K. Chesterton observed that insanity is "reason without a root"--that is, relentlessly logical thinking that, unfortunately, begins with the denial of certain beliefs that ought to have been accepted without proof as first principles. This is equally true of the man who thinks he is Jesus or Napoleon or that his head is made of glass and the intellectual who permits himself to be educated right out of his common sense.

The fact that Obama chose a man with a record of being so far out on the lunatic fringe is very disturbing and very telling.

I don't know who wrote the commentary on the site to which you linked, but it is actually quite good. Consider this, for instance:

Holdren and his co-authors once again speculate about unbelievably draconian solutions to what they feel is an overpopulation crisis. But what's especially disturbing is not that Holdren has merely made these proposals -- wrenching babies from their mothers' arms and giving them away; compelling single mothers to prove in court that they would be good parents; and forcing women to have abortions, whether they wanted to or not -- but that he does so in such a dispassionate, bureaucratic way. Don't be fooled by the innocuous and "level-headed" tone he takes: the proposals are nightmarish, however euphemistically they are expressed.

Holdren seems to have no grasp of the emotional bond between mother and child, and the soul-crushing trauma many women have felt throughout history when their babies were taken away from them involuntarily.

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Submitted by DarthDubious on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 7:16pm.

everything I have posted is documented, and is for real, with the exception of Project Blue Beam. I haven't really delved into that one because it is WAY out.

Conspiracies are not what I do, agendas are. If you notice I always link to government docs, and think tank white papers, the people at the top are eugenicists; stop fooling yourself that all is well.

In Liberty,


Submitted by Bonkers on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 6:31pm.

I state immediately that I can't vouch for either Mr. Holdren or Mr. Ehrlich and the truth of their writings.

It would seem that we have done a poor job of educating people if his intentions are as you say; that is, the involuntary slaughtering of unwanted babies by the government. I haven't found where he said such stuff. He used the metaphor about surgically solving the problem, however that means make it work I assume legally against all odds.

One might think we should listen to a man with a Bachelors from MIT and a PhD in Plasma Physics at Stanford, and having taught at Stanford for 20 years to be worth at least some attention.
His 20 books and 300 science papers do have things in them to argue about, I read.
He is also the Director of Woods Hole Research. Obviously a man of organization.

He did predict that the world would be starving by the 1980s, or 90s. He admits that his dates are wrong, especially for the USA, but not for the world (Africa). And will of course occur eventually.
That is a logical conclusion assuming we don't find something else to eat (air maybe) and if more wars and pestilence doesn't do the job for us.

So maybe we should hope for war and pestilence, which has been the harbinger in the past.
Anyway, a President's job is to listen to learned people and sort them out. (Except for such as some Of Nixon's, Reagans, and Johnson's helpers).
Paul R Ehrlich seems to study butterflys and other Zoo things mostly coming from his detractors, but maybe he is the one who mislead the date thing!

Now, let's mention religious input here. Obviously these two have little in common with ordinary organized religion. They may think there was a planned beginning, but I doubt it.

How all of this information is put to such as the United States population right now would determine how they would react.
Your suggestion that gestapo types grab pregnant women and cut out their babies would certainly get anyone hung and killed who proposed that. They would say God will handle the whole problem no matter what we do.

We have fought enough wars over the Bibles and the Koran and whatever it is the Hindu and Buddhist use. Rotating prayer wheels or something!

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Submitted by DarthDubious on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 7:23pm.

and continuous praise is heaped upon the Chinese government from the UN for being a model society.

Who owns the UN, and where is it located? The USA.

Wake up!

In Liberty,


Submitted by Davids mom on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 2:06pm.

Not too many citizens will be purchasing this book! Any evidence of what this man is thinking in 2009? Thirty-two years is a long time!

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