Disinfo: Post-modern capitalist societies turned people into slaves

Summary

In post-modern capitalist societies, people have only selfish values and have become similar to zombies. Post-modern society pushes people into the world of immorality and infects and destroys young people, turning them into slaves.

Disproof

The article seeks to discredit Western liberal-democratic societies by repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation themes about the post-modern West’s alleged decadence and immorality, nihilism, unbridled individualism, materialism, and perverted values. The article is also consistent with a closely related disinformation narrative claiming that capitalism, liberalism, “globalism” and/or “global élites” destroy traditional values, religions, and cultures.

The article’s claims that the citizens of Western societies resemble “zombies” and “slaves”, and are dominated by “selfish values” and “immorality” are obviously a gross distortion of reality.

These unsubstantiated claims seek to obscure the central values and achievements of the modern West: liberal democracy, the rule of law, civil rights and human rights, equality before the law, freedom of conscience and expression, rationalism, self-criticism, the disinterested search for truth, the separation of church and state. These values continue to be a source of inspiration for people around the world.

See previous cases claiming that Western liberal civilisation is decadent, materialistic, hedonist and perverse, that secularised Western societies worship money and are devoted to the obsessive search for pleasure and that global capitalism destroys religion, tradition, the family and spirituality.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 226
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian, English
  • Keywords: Western values, West, Secret elites / global elites, Capitalists
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Disproof

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Disproof

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