Is new Ebola czar's biggest fear ... overpopulation?
by Jerome R. Corsi
NEW YORK - The man charged with managing the U.S. response to deadly Ebola virus is on the record advocating a reduction in the world's population as a means of social and economic advancement.
Ron Klain, who began his job Wednesday as coordinator of the Ebola response, was asked in an interview what he thought to be the top leadership issue challenging our world today. I think the top leadership issue in the world today is how to deal with the continuing growing population in the world and all the resources demand it places on in the world and burgeoning populations in Asia and Africa that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life, Klain replied. And I think we've got to find a way to make the world work for everyone.
He said climate change impacts the overpopulation issue by making it hard for people to live where they live. Klain's concern about overpopulation is shared by White House science czar John Holdren, the director of the White House Office and Technology Policy since March 19, 2009.
In 2009, WND obtained a copy of the 1970s college textbook, 'Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment', that Ehrlich co-authored with Malthusian population alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich and Ehrlich's wife, Ann. The authors argued that involuntary birth-control measures, including forced sterilization, may be necessary and morally acceptable under extreme conditions, such as widespread famine brought about by climate change. Arguing that ample authority exists to regulate population growth, Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote on Page 837 of their textbook that under the United States Constitution, effective population-control programs, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.
Holdren and Klain evidently are in agreement that overpopulation is a climate-change issue, embracing the argument that a world with fewer people would emit less greenhouse gas. WND reported last month one of the principle architects of Obamacare, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of former Obama chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, says society would be much better off if we all simply died at 75.
Writing in The Atlantic a commentary titled 'Why I Hope to Die at 75', Emmanuel embraced a policy of curbing life expectancy in a political system where limited resources necessitate moral decisions must be made concerning who will receive health care and who will not.
[Note: Might add this dot (below) to the collection in recent Irving article, Tangled Webs and History: Bioethics, Hastings Center, Eugenics, Gates, GMO's, Transhumanism, at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_225tangledwebsandhistory.html. -- DNI]