Disinfo: Global neo-colonialists stage colour revolutions and conquer indigenous national elites


National governments around the world risk becoming subservient to global elites. The latter pursue egoistic interests with the aim to expand their resource base and to increase their power. Together with economic globalisation, corporations have increased their information expansion in the cultural space. Some call it a global civil war between the globalising elites and ‘indigenous people’s masses’.

[…] here we talk about a secondary colonisation of those nations where the governments do not have sufficient technologies and resources to withstand the pressure from the globalists. The decision power of the national elites of subordinated countries is removed. The tools of neo-colonialists include:

– Imposing ideological narratives beneficial to colonisers and incomprehensible to national elites (e.g., liberalism, social-democracy, market, civil society, sustainable development, etc.);

– Controlling the information channels, influencing the indigenous peoples;

– Legitimating political regimes of the conquered countries through so called colour revolutions;

– Control over human resource policies of indigenous elites.


This message is in line with the concept of big conspiracy and is consistent with the Shadow Government narrative. It is also aimed at discrediting a number of democratic and liberal concepts such as civil society and market economy, and to question the legitimacy of Ukrainian state institutions. Above all, this message is in line with the narrative of lost sovereignty, in this case as a result of alleged purposeful actions by global elites.


  • Reported in: Issue152
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarusian
  • Keywords: West, Secret elites / global elites, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy


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International think-tanks including the Chatham House elaborate plans to disrupt Belarus-Russia relations

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One example is the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). In November 2018, it published a report about three Eastern European countries (Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine) where Belarus-Russia relations were given significant attention.


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