June 15, 2010
John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and President Barack Obama’s top science adviser, said last week that his past work is a “stale topic” and: “If you read it and you have a problem, you’re misreading it.”
Holdren has co-authored works in the past that called for a campaign to “de-develop the United States” and said people need to eventually face up to a “world of zero net physical growth.” He also co-authored a passage that said: “The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being. Where any of these essential elements is lacking, the resultant individual will be deficient in some respect.”
CNSNews.com approached Holdren after an event at the National Press Club held by the Merage Foundation for the American Dream and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. The event was open to pre-credentialed media.
“You’re not going to get an interview,” Holdren told CNSNews.com as he was approached.
“I just want to ask you real quick about a lot of your past work. I’ve read it and–” said CNSNews.com.
“No, no. Listen, this is a stale topic,” said Holdren. “If you read it and you have a problem, you’re misreading it. I didn’t come here to be interviewed. I came here to honor my friends. Thanks a lot.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 4:26 am