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Sacred Code

“I can’t identify 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 . . . the perfect consumer. 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.”
~ Giorgia Meloni