Disinfo: Liberal values destroy societies and lead to collapse of empires


Liberalism, as a system of values, arises when society reaches the height of prosperity, and at least one generation does not fight any wars, and is not exposed to famine or disasters. Then the values ​​of consumer society displace the “survival group”, which relied on the values ​​instilled in humanity through centuries of struggle for survival. This usually happens just before empires collapse, as they disintegrate from within. Examples of this are biblical “Sodom and Gomorrah”, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the United States of America and the European Union recently.

These liberal values ​​include: a “global citizen” not linked to a specific country, atheism, unlimited sexual freedom, including changing sexual orientation and gender, the absence of family values ​​and children as they represent a burden and an obstacle to personal consumption, lack of financial responsibility, and life on credit. In many ways, liberals and proponents of globalisation agree with one another.

On the other hand, conservatism represents values: patriotism, religion, strong family, traditional sexual orientations, and the superiority of public interest over private and individual interest.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that seeks to discredit liberalism by claiming that the latter has generated the West’s alleged moral decadence, materialism, perverted values and hostility to traditional values and religion. According to this narrative, Russia – in contrast with the liberal West - upholds traditional social, cultural and spiritual values.

One recent version of this narrative is that liberalism is a kind of “virus” that weakens and destroys societies.

The article's depiction of liberalism as destructive of higher values is false. Liberalism is a political and moral philosophy based on the values of liberty, consent of the governed, individual rights (including civil rights and human rights), and equality before the law. The fundamental values of the West’s, and especially Europe’s, liberal-democratic societies include the rule of law, human rights, freedom of conscience and expression, rationalism, self-criticism, the disinterested search for truth, the separation of church and state.

Read a similar case claiming that the satanic and criminal political elite of the West leads their society through perversion, abomination, sodomy, destruction and that the West’s open societies are totalitarian dictatorships masked as democracies and are “modern” and “liberal” concentration camps.


  • Reported in: Issue 224
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/12/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Arabic, English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, US
  • Keywords: Western values, West, European values
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Disinfo: A civil war began in Ukraine after the clique seized power in the country

The Maidan turned in to a civil war. The clique seized power in the capital and immediately began suppressing the citizens who opposed the overthrow of the legitimate government. The junta began to suppress the peaceful resistance of the Southern and Eastern oblasts of Ukraine. That eventually led to a civil war in Ukraine. On the one hand, there was a fascist clique with its own Bandera ideals, on the other, those who did not recognise the coup that had taken place in the country.


This is an example of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the 2013-2014 Maidan protests and the war in Ukraine.

The war in eastern Ukraine was not caused by the Euromaidan. Protests in favour of EU association and reforms were held in all major cities of Donbas. The war is not a civil conflict but a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces.

Disinfo: Germany violated the Chemical Weapons Convention

Germany violated the Chemical Weapons Convention by refusing to collaborate with Russia in the situation over the Alexei Navalny poisoning.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation claiming that Germany did not collaborate with Russia in the investigation into the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and that Germany violated the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Regarding the collaboration between Germany and Russia during the investigation, Berlin provided data on Navalny to the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, of which Russia is a member. Berlin’s Justice Ministry also approved a request from Moscow for legal assistance in the investigation of the poisoning, and tasked state prosecutors with working with the Russian authorities.

Disinfo: By supporting protesting Belarusians Lithuania hopes to get more money from Brussels

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania presented an initiative to provide cost-free visas for Belarusians persecuted by the political regime in the home country. Lithuania is trying to show that many Belarusians do not support Alyaksandr Lukashenka as president and hope to get more money from Brussels. This initiative is bait for people who do not think about the consequences of their activities. The Lithuanian government aspires to create anti-Lukashenka and anti-Belarusian sentiment in society. The real interest of Vilnius is financial. Lithuania, as the main manipulator in the Belarusian events, seeks to get support from Brussels.


Lithuania actively intervening into events in Belarus since the beginning of protests against Alyaksandr Lukashenka. Vilnius supports the Belarusian opposition and urges to hold new elections in the neighbour country. Belarusian authorities say that Vilnius, Warsaw and other countries are interfering in the internal affairs of Belarus and are trying to control the opposition.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus.

The claim that Lithuania is "intervening into events in Belarus” and seeking financial interests is unfounded. Lithuania is a neighbour of Belarus and it continues to support the Belarusian people. In the context of brutal persecution of protesters in Belarus, Lithuania made some steps to support civil society in the neighbour country. Earlier Lithuania opened the special “humanitarian corridor” for Belarusians and allow them to arrive under the so-called humanitarian exception. Vilnius University offered free studies and scholarship to Belarusian students. The proposal of issuing free national visas to Belarusians who are persecuted by the regime is only one more step to support people in needs.