John Holdren: Visions of Control

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Drawing by Peter J. Hoffmeister


At first glance, John Holdren, President Obama’s “Science Czar”, seems like an average middle-aged scientist, bespectacled with graying hair and a beard—like a professor you had in college. His appearance may be unassuming, but the ideas he has been associated with are quite the opposite. Particularly revealing, and of main focus here, are the pages from a 1977 textbook he co-authored with Paul and Anne Ehrlich, entitled Ecoscience. Some have been accused of “misquoting” the statements from this book, but take a look at the screenshots of key pages below and decide for yourself.

The text reads as a survey of various policy ideas related to population control, and it is implied that in a time of crisis such measures may become necessary. Suggestions include “insist[ing] that all illegitimate babies be put up for adoption”, “adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods”, and the creation of “a Planetary Regime—sort of an international superagency for population, resources, and environment”. This of course assumes that world population is rising to detrimental proportions, a worry that is discounted by current statistics. Most developed countries are currently experiencing population declines, and will in future generations not have enough young to support the old—a problem which would only be exasperated by globalist visions of forced abortions and mass sterilization.

These excerpts clearly echo a fascination with control that has plagued various world civilizations since ancient times—from Plato’s call for the State to raise all children and essentially destroy the family, to China’s one-child policy that was actually put into effect. The ideas contained within Ecoscience most certainly do not exist within a vacuum and displays a certain zeitgeist of elite thinking that endangers us all. 


You can download the entirety of Ecoscience by clicking here, and view excerpts below taken from the PDF.


 pages 1200 + 1201 (forced adoption):



page 1281 (limiting number of children per family, essentially China’s one-child policy):



page 1434 (“Planetary Regime”):


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