Giorgia Meloni is now the Prime Minister of Italy. She is a Christian, a populist who believes in God, her country and the family. She is not a Nazi, but an Italian patriot. Her words say it all.
Please answer me these questions. This is about what we are doing here today. Why is the family an enemy? Why is the family so frightening?
There is a single answer to all these questions. Because it defines us. Because it is our identify. Because everything that defines us is now an enemy for those who would like us to no longer have an identity and to simply be perfect consumer slaves. And so they attack national identity, they attack religious identity, they attack gender identity, they attack family identity. I can’t define myself as Italian, Christian, woman, mother. No. I must be citizen x, gender x, parent 1, parent 2. I must be a number. Because when I am only a number, when I no longer have an identity or roots, then I will be the prefect slave at the mercy of financial speculators. The perfect consumer.
That’s the reason why . . . That’s why we inspire so much fear. That’s why this event inspires so much fear. Because we do not want to be numbers. We will defend the value of the human being. Every single human being. Because each of us has a unique genetic code that is unrepeatable. And like it or not, that is sacred. We will defend it. We will defend God, country and family. Those things that disgust people so much. We will do it to defend our freedom because we will never be slaves and simple consumers at the mercy of financial speculators. That is our mission. That is why I came here today.
Chesterson wrote, more than a century ago . . . let’s see if I can find it . . . “Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer.” That time has arrived. We are ready.