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With friends like Melanie . . .

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I HAVEN’T met Melanie Phillips, but we communicate occasionally and I consider her a friend.

Melanie, with Colonel Richard Kemp, is the most effective defender of Israel in British mainstream journalism. She is a vital ally in the war, metaphysical in nature, against factions aiming to appropriate the Rock – the Foundation Stone – of civilisation, and other factions aiming to build the world on something other than God of Israel. And yet she has become an unwitting apologist for ‘Build Back Better’, attacking those of us who are challenging scientism, and the atheistic worldview of Bill Gates, and the global imposition of policies rooted in the ideological-atheism of the Chinese Communist Party.

In a recent article for the Times, Melanie attacks those us of who challenge ‘lockdown’ as ‘freedom fetishists’. The article names only two journalistic websites (on both of which I feature), The Conservative Woman and Toby Young’s Lockdown Sceptics (now The Daily Sceptic).

My own GP Dr Helen Westwood has written for Lockdown Sceptics including an open letter to our MP, Sir Graham Brady, who as leader of the Conservative back-benchers has been a courageous and forthright challenger of the protracted Coronavirus Act, the lack of scrutiny and impact assessments for lockdown measures and ‘the absurdities of over-intrusive regulation’.

This virus is dangerous, but so are lockdowns, and there is no satisfactory evidence that lockdowns achieve anything (if one compares neighbouring states of US that locked down last autumn with those that did not). Furthermore, to put things in perspective British actuaries tell us that, to date, 2021 is a low-mortality year: 0.4 per cent below the ten-year average.

Melanie is an enthusiast for lockdown and gene-editing vaccine. But she reports a new wave of infection in Israel ‘even though about 80 per cent of Israelis aged 16 and above have received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine’. Pfizer’s answer? Triple jabbing. It seems that Israelis have had the gateway drug to perpetual experimental gene editing. As Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said last year, Israel is ‘the world’s lab’.

Melanie argues that sceptics are ‘freedom fetishists’ caught up in conspiracy theories. She points out that conspiracy theories tend to gravitate to anti-Semitism and refers to the Black Death, when Jews were accused of poisoning the wells.

Of course, many people, and many lockdown sceptics, are caught up in conspiracy theories, and many are anti-Semitic. But I am not an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, and neither are my doctor, my MP, and all the people I know personally (including Israelis) who share similar concerns.

In my challenging domestic vaccine ‘passports’, I haven’t concocted conspiracy theories, I have pointed to ‘Build Back Better’, ‘Great Reset’ and ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (Industrie 4.0) – which includes human gene editing. It is published by the World Economic Forum and echoed on the UK Government website, including here and here.

We all need to debate gene editing and other life-extension biotechnologies, and the transhumanism of Google and other Silicon Valley technocrats whom the columnist David Goldman, an observant Jew, calls the new Pharaohs. I argue against gene editing, and I back up my arguments in theology and science (I recently worked in the life sciences as a technical writer). But debate is being suppressed by mainstream media and social media as society is coerced and bribed (such as with beer) into accepting gene editing through experimental mRNA vaccination.

Perhaps the main political and scientific purpose (if you’ll allow me one conspiracy theory) is to make the public amenable to future gene editing. On May 21, 2021, UK Gov.uk published what it calls a ‘think piece’, enthusiastically selling human augmentation, fundamental to which is gene editing and (reading between the lines) suppression of religious belief. I advise Melanie to read the whole 110-page document, or at least read my recent short piece titled Build Back on God who will not be mocked.

The battle for the Jewish homeland and the battle against scientism are the same metaphysical battle. There is no point in defending Israel if we are not, as the Psalmist put it, oriented towards ‘the stone which the builders rejected’. And human being, ben Adam, made in the image of God, needs no ‘augmentation’.

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Mark Pickles
Mark Pickles, 59, is a scientific technical writer who has worked for science corporations in Manchester and Belgium. He is presently employed by a Swiss-American corporation involved in food safety and inspection.

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