Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided to every human being.
Spoken by King Hopey-Changey? Close—written by John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Obama science adviser, a man who influences climate change and health care policies. Anyone with functioning gray matter would be concerned at such a statement. Defenders of the Church of Liberalism may pretend that Holdren “misspoke,” but Holdren and his coauthors carefully crafted the words in the 1973 book, Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions. Holdren’s coauthors were none other than anti-prosperity zealots and overpopulation alarmists Paul and Anne Ehrlich.
Holdren also proclaimed that economists “must design a stable, low-consumption economy in which there is a much more equitable distribution of wealth…” The Obama science advisor wants us to cease our prosperous ways. It’s apparently the job of economists and government to “provide” a “decent life” for “every human being.” Obama has uttered similar nitwitticisms. No surprise, from someone with the President’s friends and associates.
● Reverend Jeremiah “God-Damn-America” Wright
● William “Bombs-R-Us” Ayers
● Tony “Such-A-Deal-I-Got-For-You” Rezko
● Reverend Michael “Farrakhan-And-Jihad-Rock-But-Jews-And-Guns-Stink” Pfleger
● “We-Love-Barrack” Hamas
● Rashid “Down-With-Israel” Khalidi
● The “Vitriol-Is-Cool” DailyKos.com
● “Destroy-Society” ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)
● “Corruptly-Remaking-America” SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
In Human Ecology, Holdren called for restoring “a high-quality environment in North America.” He wanted to “de-develop the United States” and bring “our economic system (especially patterns of consumption) into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation.” Word is that Holdren owns interest in the stone spearhead and animal-skin brassiere and loin-cloth industries.
Holdren advocated that nations “surrender [their] sovereignty” to a “Planetary Regime” which would tax and redistribute wealth, amass a global army, and limit population. He has called America “the meanest of wealthy countries” and entertained mandatory abortion and the prosecution of global warming “deniers” as criminals.
Leaders do tend to attract people who reflect their philosophy and agenda. So what do Holdren’s totalitarian advocacies say about our President?
In their 1977 book, Ecoscience, in order to “[save] world society,” Holdren and the Ehrlichs called for a “retreat from overdevelopment in today’s ODCs [overdeveloped countries]”—like America. It’s a liberal thing: Target “victims,” then “save” them with doomed feel-goodisms. Textbook socialism from the liberal mind: Don’t advance the weak, weaken the advanced—thus, “equality.” Candidate Obama told Joe the Plumber that he wanted to “spread the wealth.” Obama, Holdren, and other fairness mongers can’t see that elevating “less-fortunates” comes closest to approximating that which can never materialize—equality of results. Fairness mongers are inherently blind to the reality that dragging down the wealthy equalizes misery.
Holdren contended that only “de-development” of America-like countries could offer “any real hope for all of humanity to generate a worldwide spirit of cooperation rather than competition and to plan the development of our (planet) with the holistic perspective that is so essential to the survival of civilization.” But never has humanity adopted a “worldwide spirit of cooperation”—not even 175,000 years ago when small bands of Homo sapiens wandered Africa. Yet in the liberal view, our genetically-programmed independence must not dash the hope that six billion could escape the DNA, salute wise central planners, and “cooperate.”
Liberal zealots label the truths that debunk the collectivist worldview as free-market lies. Omniscient socialists reject “competition,” ignoring the manner in which competition enhances everyone’s quality of life. Barack Obama, John Holdren, and their progressive comrades want to entice developed countries to endow undeveloped countries with, in Holdren’s words, a “substantial transfer of wealth.” Progressives would use czars, government-controlled health care, commerce-crippling climate change regulation, ACORN, SEIU, AmeriCorps, and the IRS to fuel the transfer.
Primitivists like Holdren view opponents of the primitivist philosophy as “angry technologists… used to having their schemes for progress accepted.” Wealth destroyers ignore commonsense arguments against the tactics that destroy wealth. Anyone disagreeing with the destroyers’ enlightened anger is deemed to have an anger problem. Liberals are oblivious to their own seething bitterness—bitterness that feeds an uncontrollable desire to blow technologically and socially advanced countries back into the Dark Ages.
Primitivist John Holdren advises our President on science policy.
Holdren’s shrillness reached a fever pitch when with his claim that because “the planet almost certainly cannot support even 4 billion people,” omniscient central planners must forbid people from enjoying a “material-intensive and environmentally unsustainable lifestyle.” Former Ayn Rand Institute director Peter Schwartz pointed out that radical environmentalism seeks to “enshrine a new primitivism.” He described the vision of those like Obama and Holdren.
The primitive man does not grasp the law of causality. He does not comprehend the fact that the world is governed by natural laws and that nature can be ruled by any man who discovers those laws. … Sunshine, darkness, rainfall, drought, the clap of thunder, the hooting of a spotted owl—all are inexplicable, portentous, and sacrosanct to him. To this non-conceptual mentality, man is metaphysically subordinate to nature, which is never to be commanded, only meekly obeyed. This is the state of mind to which the environmentalists want us to revert.
In mounting scant resistance so far to Obama’s radicalism, Americans risk a bright and propserous future. Zealots like Barack Obama and John Holdren invite what Schwartz called the “devolution” of society, indeed, reverse evolution. In the primitivist worldview, humankind’s technological progress is simply not justified by “the intellectual persuasiveness of its defenders.” The evil progress is poorly fended off by “the intellectual emptiness of its opponents.” Ayn Rand herself said, “The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow.”
Yes they are, and yes they damned well might be.