"This guy makes Gore look good" we twittered re Obama's new Science Czar, John Holdren, who appears to share SCOTUS judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg's unspeakably eugenistic world view that it's okay to force some of our fellow Americans — "populations we don't want too many of" in Ginsburg's words — to abort their babies against their will, to "save the planet" [via Little Green Footballs]:
We should note that the book was written 32 years ago, Holdren was not the only author (and the other authors are known for radical opinions on these issues), and the context — as far as I can tell from reading Zombie’s excerpts — is that these extreme measures would be taken in response to a massive crisis situation.
Still, these are pretty outrageous opinions by most people’s standards, and Holdren should be given a chance to explain or renounce them.
In response to a massive crisis situation? Rahm Emanuel's "Never let a serious crisis go to waste" comes to mind. The Founding Fathers are turning in their graves.
Update: And speaking of "populations we don't want too many of," judges who legislate from the bench come to mind.