By Peter J. Smith
Although President Obama’s choice for science czar received unanimous approval from the US Senate in March, little mention has been made of Harvard professor John Holdren’s career as a self-avowed “neo-Malthusian.” In that capacity Holdren has advocated compulsory population control in America, including forced abortion and the addition of sterilizing agents to drinking water, and the creation of what he literally called a “Planetary Regime” that would enforce such a program worldwide.
President-elect Barack Obama stated in December that he had nominated Holdren as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as part of his Administration’s mission to promote an unbiased science. The goal, said Obama, was to protect “free and open inquiry” and “ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology.”
“It’s about listening to what our scientists have to say, even when it’s inconvenient - especially when it’s inconvenient,” announced Obama.