Disinfo: Elites promote migration to Europe to prevent an alliance between right-wing and left-wing populism

Summary

Populism is a revolt against liberal-globalist domination. It is a protest against, and rejection of, the status-quo and the establishment. Right-wing populism fights for the defence of traditional values (family, normal relationships between the sexes, nation, church, roots and identity), which are under extinction and are being annihilated. Left-wing populism struggles for the rights of workers and for social justice against capitalists. Liberal-globalist élites, Soros, globalists, bankers, the EU, all élites aim to keep right-wing and left-wing populism separate, to prevent an alliance between them. As long as these two kinds of populism are separated and do not form an alliance, they will not pose a threat to the system. Liberalism also promotes migration flows into Europe because the issue of migrants creates division between right-wing and left-wing populism.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about mass immigration being used as a weapon by powerful liberal-globalist élites to pursue their own interests (such as weakening and destabilising European countries) and about Soros and his foundation being behind the migration crisis. The refugee crisis in Europe is a consequence of Syria’s civil war which forced more than 4.5 million people to flee their homeland, and/or of other crises (such as violent conflict, and economic and environmental stresses in Africa), and has nothing to do with liberalism nor “liberal globalist élites”. This message also includes another recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative portraying Western liberal societies as decadent and destructive of traditional values. The narrative about “threatened values”is adapted to a wide range of topics and typically used to challenge progressive Western attitudes about the rights of women, ethnic and religious minorities, and LGBTI groups, among others. According to this narrative, the “effeminate West” is rotting under the onslaught of decadence, feminism, homosexuality and “political correctness”, while Russia defends traditional family values. It is not true that “liberalism” or “globalist élites” have imposed have their own values and ideologies on society. One of the major achievements of the liberal-democratic West, and of Europe in particular, is the institutionalisation of tolerance and pluralism, which means the peaceful coexistence of different religions, world-views and value-systems within the same society. Read here similar cases claiming that the refugee influx is masterminded by US billionaire and speculator George Soros and that the EU destroys the national identity of its member countries and imposes non-traditional gender identities on the population.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 177
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Italian, Spanish, Castilian
  • Keywords: Western values, West, European Union, Secret elites / global elites, LGBT, George Soros, Conspiracy theory
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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