South Carolina Republican Rep. Ralph Norman appeared on Newsmax TV’s “Prime News” and said that the election of Italy’s new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, is a reflection of what’s going to come in the United States as people wake up to their real interests and start fighting for the return of certain traditional values.
In Rep. Norman’s words:
“When she gave a speech, she was so enthusiastic. She called out the left for attacking our identities, like the national identity, our religious identity, the family identity.
“And you know, she’s pro-democracy. She’s pro-traditional family values. Pro-legal immigration. Pro-Christian values. And you know she’s pro gender norms like a man and a woman as if that’s a novel idea. It’s what’s happening all over Europe, you know, with Sweden and France, and I think it’s what’s going to happen in America. They’re desperate for something like this.”
This is likely the famous speech of now-PM Giorgia Meloni’s to which Rep. Norman was referring. As it is about family values, it has become quite popular on the right, particularly the mainly online “New Right,” which focuses particularly heavily on family and traditional values:
In the 2019 speech that has recently gone viral, Meloni said, as you can hear in the above video:
“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 identity. 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 perfect slave at the mercy of financial speculators. The perfect consumer.
“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.”
She also said, in a speech that followed her recent election and ushering in of the right to the Italian government, “Italy chose us,” she said. “We will not betray [the country] as we never have.”
By: Gen Z Conservative
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