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There’s a lot to love about Italy and the Italians. They can drive you nuts, but in so many ways, they’ve got their feet planted firmly on the ground, and can be relied upon to refuse to go along with a lot of the modern world’s wild shenanigans.

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I am reminded of the famous case a few years ago when the European Court of Human Rights, in an act of supreme arrogance, issued an order to the Italian government to remove all the crucifixes in every school and public office in the country. Some one had complained, and a whole country had to toe the radical secularist line.

Italians up and down the boot responded with a magnificent two-fingers-up, with mayors and town councillors issuing decrees that any classroom or public office NOT prominently displaying a crucifix by the end of the week would be subject to heavy fines. In one small town, the mayor and the communist party official joined with the local parish church to ceremonially reinstall a large crucifix in the centre of the town’s main piazza.

Well, here we are again, with the Italians making it clear in ways big and small, that no matter how eager some of the shysters in their government may be to kow tow to the gender ideology’s zeitgeist, the actual people are having none of it.

Tempi.com, a Catholic newspaper, published a viral photo today of a very typical Italian act of public defiance. One woman in Milan, when asked to fill out a form for her children’s school, has made a little correction:

Her name is Barbara Bianchi and today the newspaper says that she did not believe that her gesture would find many supporters. A mother, just over forty eight years, with twins, posted on Facebook a photo that has been around the web. ‘I am the mother, not “parent one.” [Milan Mayor Giuliano] @Pisapia, understood?’ She wrote next to the image of her signature on the document of enrollment of children in school.

“With a stroke of the pen has deleted the words ‘parent 1’ and replaced it with the word ‘mamma.’ The image has collected many ‘likes’ and shares.

LifeSiteNews would like to salute Mrs. Bianchi, and all the Italian people who are increasingly refusing to go along with the ideological tide.

Viva Italia!

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