- Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton.
Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. – Bertrand Russell; The Impact of Science on Society, 1953
And so we have Senatoror John D. Rockefeller kissing the feet of John Holdren, Obama's science and technology czar, who belongs in the loony bin, rather than occupying a seat of such power and influence. Of course, Holdren is now known to believe that new-born children are still fetuses, presumably subject to abortion, and that in order to cut back on the population, sterilants may be added to the water supply, and abortions may be compulsory - presumably for babies already out of the womb. It is considered radical to many Americans that life only begins at birth; here is a man so lunatic in his beliefs that, according to him, life actually begins at some point after birth. And that humans, being the property of the State, are subject to compulsory birth control and may only reproduce with the State's permission.
- The president, I think, has surrounded himself with some of the most brilliant choices. Dr. Holdren, I don’t want to embarrass you, but I sometimes refer to you as walking on water.