Meet Your Science Czar

Good tips from Vanderleun's Twitter feed this evening.

Maybe he's mellowed or learned a thing or two since 1977, but John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, co-authored Ecoscience, a book calling for forced abortion and sterilization to control population and a "Transnational Planetary Regime" to enforce economic and reproductive policy. He and his co-authors envisioned population growth as kind of Y2K and were calling for all kinds of drastic measures:
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.

(No effect on members of the opposite sex or livestock? Cows get more consideration than women? I do SO love the sexual revolution.)

Is this the guy replacing Leon Kass as "the President's philosopher" so government can be less partisan and get out of the way of Science?

No evidence yet that Holden's since repudiated any of this stuff. Which I guess makes it more understandable that the MSM is utterly uninterested in which people Justice Ginsberg thinks we need fewer of?