How would you describe someone who has called for forced abortions? For mass sterilizations? For mandatory population controls? Would you call him a coercive eugenicist? Or would you go further, and call him some sort of nasty totalitarian?
Call him what you want, but the one thing you have to call John Holdren-- is that you have to call him Director of the Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) within the White House, where at least 62 people call him "boss." The post is sometimes known as the "Science Czar," which in Holdren's case is something of an understatement.Why should we expect the Senators to vet this guy? They didn't vet Obama himself!
That's right, there's a genuine big shot inside the White House who has advocated the sort of population-control policies that we associate with Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and power-drunk mad scientists in science-fiction movies. And President Obama appointed him, luring him away from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he was the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy (yes, that Teresa Heinz, aka Mrs. John Kerry); he was confirmed by his post by the unanimous consent of the U.S. Senate on March 19. As an aside, could we say, in retrospect, that Senators could have done a better job of vetting his nominee?
Don't forget that the founder of "Planned Parenthood" was a Nazi, a racist and eugeneticist. Nevertheless, the Left celebrates Margaret Sanger . And Obama's pursuing her "population control" ideology worldwide, with Americans' tax dollars.
Looking ahead, the fear that many of us have is that the stealth element of the Obama health care plan is the sort of top-down rationing that much of the elite Green left has long supported. The sort of elitism displayed by Princeton "bioethicist" Peter Singer, who just published a piece for The New York Times Magazine entitled, "Why We Must Ration Health Care." Singer is not in the Obama administration, but many who are in the government now have advocated rationing in the past.
So when Singer declares, on behalf of his fellow "experts," that "We Must Ration Health Care," the rest of us might ask: Who is the "we"? Who will be making these life-and-death decisions? Will it be the likes of John Holdren? And what about all the others around him--do they think like him? Or even if they don't think like him, do they think that his eugenicist views are just something to think about, a plausible alternative, perhaps, to their own views?
And now he appoints someone the likes of John Holdren.
And I've ironically been blasted by the Left (who's itself infamous for its "Bushitler" smears) for posting inconvenient graphics of Obama like this one:
I say, evil is as evil does. When there's so many astonishing parallels...