Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Obama Appointee Seeks to Avoid Population Demise with Totalitarianism

According to his own writing, John Holdren, appointed by Barack Obama to several positions of power within the Federal Government (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) has supported a totalitarian agenda since the 1970s.  The agenda is aimed against a so-called "population crisis" and will involve extreme, coercive measures including forcing women to give birth, forcing single mothers to give up their children, and adding sterilants to public food/water supplies.

Overpopulation Blues

As it turns out, overpopulation is indeed, a force to be reckoned with.  Scientist Bill Gaede has done extensive work in explaining the relationship between a boom in population and the subsequent overturning of the ecological pyramid (click here for a video presentation)  A pyramid overturning means that there are far more predators than there are prey to feed them.  In the case of humans, only 4% of the population produces "prey" for the remaining 94% of "predators".  According to Gaede, our fate is already sealed.  Once this fragile economy collapses, the producers will have no more reason to supply the "predators" with prey, causing widespread panic, looting, and finally starvation.  The Theory is sound, but is a totalitarian grip really what society needs to get out of this problem? Holdren thinks so.

Holdren's Brutal Response

In the words of Holdren himself, a population crisis is already happening:

"Humanity cannot afford to muddle through the rest of the twentieth century; the risks are too great, and the stakes are too high. This may be the last opportunity to choose our own and our descendants' destiny. Failing to choose or making the wrong choices may lead to catastrophe. But it must never be forgotten that the right choices could lead to a much better world. "
"To date, there has been no serious attempt in Western countries to use laws to control excessive population growth, although there exists ample authority under which population growth could be regulated... 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."
This quote and the quotes to follow are taken from Holdren's textbook on Ecological policy, Ecoscience which was written in 1978, however, as of 2006, Government "family planning" initiatives or controlling the number of children born into a family, has received BILLIONS of dollars in tax money in the U.S. alone.

But the fact that coercive measures are allowable under the Constitution is not Holdren's primary concern.  Instead, he advocates for a World Regime.

"Perhaps those agencies, combined with UNEP and the United Nations population agencies, might eventually be developed into a Planetary Regime—sort of an international superagency for population, resources, and environment. Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable, at least insofar as international implications exist. Thus, the Regime could have the power to control pollution not only in the atmosphere and the oceans but also in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes that cross international boundaries or that discharge into the oceans. The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade, perhaps including assistance from DCs to LDCs, and including all food on the international market."

With such a Leviathan, population control measures would be easy to implement... and by population control measures, I mean: 

  • "women could be required to bear children, just as men can constitutionally be required to serve in the armed forces"
  •  "The law could properly say to a mother that, in order to protect the children she already has, she could have no more."
  • "A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child"
  • "Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods... 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. "
  • "Social pressures on both men and women to marry and have children must be removed."
  • "Somewhat more repressive measures for discouraging large families have also been proposed, such as assigning public housing without regard for family size and removing dependency allowances from student grants or military pay. Some of these have been implemented in crowded Singapore, whose population program has been counted as one of the most successful." (check out for full quotes directly from Ecoscience and much more information)
Is this authoritarian nightmare really the best remedy?  Is this the direction world leaders want to go in? If I hadn't read it in his own book I would never have believed it myself.  He wants a World Authority to keep tabs on everyone and everything, from food products to housing to the culture itself just so that he can carry out this mad agenda for population control.

There are peaceful solutions to overpopulation too. Agorism, self-sufficiency, sustainable agriculture & energy, local trade and so on are ALL possible solutions to the problem of food shortages which are resultant of overpopulation.  I urge you to investigate these possibilities, they are legitimate lifestyle solutions to the current population problem facing humanity.  We don't need a Leviathan to thrive.

But, with a guy like this influencing the President of the United State, I think there's reason to be afraid... and prepared.


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