I’ve been saying for a long time now that if the government takes the power to stop you from doing something, they also have the power to force you to do that very same thing.
Zombietime now shows how far it goes:
Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A “Planetary Regime” with the power of life and death over American citizens.
The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both?
These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed 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 — informally known as the United States’ Science Czar. In a book Holdren co-authored in 1977, the man now firmly in control of science policy in this country wrote that:
• Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;
• The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation’s drinking water or in food;
• Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;
• People who “contribute to social deterioration” (i.e. undesirables) “can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility” — in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized.
• A transnational “Planetary Regime” should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans’ lives — using an armed international police force.
I’ve been holding back, but I’m saying it now:
Very slowly, the wall of approval shielding Obama during his rise to power (and keeping him in power now) is beginning to crack. People who supported him and voted for him are beginning to realize who he really is. That’s all to the good, and I sincerely hope it’s not too late, although I’m beginning to fear it is. (And, in all honesty, has been since at least the sixties, very likely since the New Deal.)
As someone opposed to Obama from the beginning, as someone who desperately wants people to recognize the monster now sitting in the Oval Office for what he is, I know I should pat the newcomers to my camp on their backs, sympathize with them, let them know they’re welcome here on the barricades.
Not so fast.
I don’t feel sorry for you. I blame you. There is a horrible disaster looming, and it’s your fault.
You are welcome, here on the barricades, because you’re needed. Every single body taken away from Obama is a body fighting to hold back the tide of tyranny.
But understand: You are going to be scolded and ridiculed. It will be a very long time before anyone takes you seriously ever again, before anyone trusts you ever again.
You brought this down on us. Don’t be surprised when you get all the scut jobs and all the suicide charges. Don’t be surprised when the only thing anyone wants to hear out of your mouth is “I’m so sorry.”
My gods, I’m a latecomer on this, and I am far too weak to hold to my own principles. Anybody who takes me seriously is a fool, but please: you don’t have to trust me, but follow the links on my posts and see.
I need to clarify:
This isn’t about voting for a different set of candidates, or even changing your party affiliation. It’s not about tweaking your preferences on public policy. This is about changing your principles. It’s about opposing the very idea of “public policy”, as an unwarranted intrusion into the sovereignty of a free people.
It’s about rejecting almost all of the current accepted wisdom of American political discourse. The very vocabulary is corrupt: right v. left, conservative v. liberal, and of course, Democrat v. Republican. The real spectrum of political discourse is statist versus individualist, and the vocabulary has been hijacked and redefined by the statists. Use their words, lose the argument, and they’ve taken ownership of all the words.
It’s about defiantly, actively, deliberately, not voting for any of the damn bastards. The political class has hijacked the election process, and there’s not much daylight between the two parties any more. They’re not arguing about whether or not they should control your life, only about which aspects of your life they will control. And not much difference even there.
I voted in the last election, for Palin and McCain. My shame in that act of betrayal has been growing apace ever since. When I voted for them, I didn’t vote against Hussein Obama and Idiot Joe, as I intended. I voted to accept the results of the election, and to abide by the policy of whoever won.
I won’t be making that mistake again. For the 2010 election, I plan to burn my voter registration card, and post video on Youtube.
Join me. Burn it down, starting with a little paper rectangle.
And by the way, to old timers like Billy Beck: I am so sorry.
[update 2]: Billy Beck links in (Thank you, sir!), and hammers home exactly what’s being done here:
What I would like you to think about is the assertion of “balance”, and consider the prospect that this man even now views your life — you, yourself — as anything more than an insect to be managed in his own personal laboratory. You can take that bet if you want to.
[He would] “take politics out of science” — from the seat of a “czar”. He has “wasted years” to make up — at bringing America into line with slugs and poofters the world over who have still never produced on the general level that our forebears did. He’s bringing “new regulations” that will prevent scientific advice from being influenced by politics — in a culture of euphemasia: the murder of truth by dissociation of the language from reality. What you’re seeing here is the assumption of science by politics. This is a wholesale expropriation of science by conceptual and linguistic perversion: the disclaimer of politics in a manifestly political arena arrives as a command to ignore the reality of politics as “scientific” motive.
Never before has the essential intellectual dynamo that sustains human life been so comprehensively in the hands of collectivist ideology in America. They have a lot to tear down, these nicely-dressed savages who would dictate the terms and conditions of your life.
And then he asks the killer question:
How can you wait until the next election while they’re doing that?
Honestly? I don’t know what I can do, other than educate myself, talk to folks, rant here, prepare. Burning my
draft voter card has symbolic value only, and then only to those who see it. I never believed anything else.
You people thought Bush was “anti-science”. Well, he was, actually. But at least he mostly just tried to block specific lines of inquiry, and did it by withholding federal funding.
Obama, Holden, and the rest of the gang plan to eradicate scientific inquiry, except for a few “authorized” lines, change the words we use to talk about it, punish people who persist on their own and come up with the “wrong” answers. Most of all, though, the changes he is making in society at large will eradicate the wealth needed to fund schools, labs, and industry. It’s all deeply intertwingled. You don’t get to pick just the stuff you want; you have to have it all.
Dammit, I’m too old to go through a depression, to say nothing of a revolution.