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.
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.