Obama Science Advisor: Trees Should Be Allowed to Sue in Court

j0428391You just can’t make this stuff up, folks. If you made a movie with a character who said nutty things like this, it would flop because people just wouldn’t find it credible. Well, unless it was an “Office Space” type movie.

The outer-space wacko record of President Barack Obama’s “science czar” John Holdren just keeps getting crazier and crazier.

We’ve learned that he wants to “de-develop” the United States and make us a Third World cesspool,  thinks children are not yet human beings, is a Malthusian population control fanatic, and is generally against the American way of life.

Now this from CNS News:

Giving “natural objects” — like trees — standing to sue in a court of law would have a “most salubrious” effect on the environment, Holdren wrote  the 1970s.

“One change in (legal) notions that would have a most salubrious effect on the quality of the environment has been proposed by law professor Christopher D. Stone in his celebrated monograph, ‘Should Trees Have Standing?’” Holdren said in a 1977 book that he co-wrote with Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich.

“In that tightly reasoned essay, Stone points out the obvious advantages of giving natural objects standing, just as such inanimate objects as corporations, trusts, and ships are now held to have legal rights and duties,” Holdren added.

Sadly, we’ve had this kind of nonsense influencing our government at high levels for decades; it just hasn’t been as bold and clear as we now see it in John Holdren.

Dr. Michael Engor has an open letter to President Obama published at the Discovery Institute today.  Michael Egnor, M.D. is a professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at State University of New York, Stony Brook and an award-winning brain surgeon who has been named one of New York’s best doctors by New York Magazine.

Dr. Engor says, among other things,

Despite his strong scientific credentials, he advanced theories in the 1970’s and 1980’s that have become the paradigm of ideologically motivated junk science. He and his collaborators (such as co-author Paul Ehrlich) predicted world-wide famine as a consequence of over-population by the late 20th century, and they advocated radical coercive public policies to avert catastrophe. These predictions were explicit, public, and were published under professional imprimatur. Obviously, the predictions were wrong. Dr.Holdren’s predictions are an exemplar of scientific incompetence.

At this point, if Holdren said the sun would rise in the east tomorrow, I’d have to stand outside and watch in the morning because he has less than zero credibility; it’s somewhere deep in negative territory.

Can any non-institutionalized human being really be this unhinged?  What’s the real agenda here? Is all this craziness really just part of an effor to destabilize and cause as much chaos as possible to the U.S. legal, financial, business, governmental and societal infrastructure as possible in order to facilitate some Marxist shift?  I’m not usually given to conspiracy theories, but the alternative is to believe someone crazy enough to really believe this stuff has manage to avoid being institutionalized for 65 years.

The really scary part is, President Obama has great influence over scientific policy in the United States, including how our perception of science affects other policies, and how our taxpayer funds get spent on issues affected by our perception of science.

And as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, John P. Holdren has a lot of influence over the president and his policy decisions.  This wack-job is influencing policy on things like the EPA, government regulations on businesses, environmental issues, global warming, cap and trade taxation, energy policy, oil exploration, solar power, nuclear power, forest management, abortion, medical procedures, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning and more.

God help us, because we need His help badly with the blind leading the blind in Washington D.C.

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