Disinfo: Liberalism leads to the total loss of national sovereignty and to world government

Summary

Liberalism proclaims that the sovereignty of national governments must be totally abolished by surrendering national power to supranational organizations and ultimately to a world government.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that seeks to discredit liberalism claiming that it is obsolete and that liberal societies are totalitarian systems ruled by “globalist elites” and “shadow governments” that rob nations of their sovereignty and identity

Liberalism is a political doctrine based on liberty, consent of the governed, individual rights (including civil rights and human rights), and equality before the law. Liberalism does NOT espouse the loss of national sovereignty nor the idea of world government.

Read similar cases stating that Western open societies are “liberal” concentration camps and that a weakened global liberal elite stages Russophobic events throughout the world.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 175
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Keywords: West, Secret elites / global elites, Vladimir Putin, Conspiracy

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence is given.

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that depicts colour revolutions as attempts by the West to overthrow unwelcome regimes in post-Soviet states and in other regions, and as Western-sponsored efforts to subvert governments seeking to regain national sovereignty and control over national resources.

OPCW omitted key facts in report on Douma chemical attack

An internal OPCW email reveals that the organisation doctored its own report on the 2018 chemical attack in Douma, Syria by misrepresenting or omitting key facts. This was done in order to bring the report’s conclusions in line with Western claims that the attack had been perpetrated by the Syrian government.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives attacking the independence and integrity of the OPCW; lending credence to the claim that the 2018 Douma attack was staged; and absolving the Syrian regime of responsibility for chemical attacks in general.

The email in question is dated 22 June 2018 and therefore could not have been referring to the final OPCW report on Douma, which was released 1 March 2019. In fact, the final report addresses all the points raised by the employee and addresses some of his/her concerns. See here for a point-by-point disproof by Bellingcat.

Europe is engulfed by sanctions against Russia

Major European countries are overwhelmed by sanctions against Russia […]. Nearly half of the losses caused by sanctions against Russia are incurred by Western countries. 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that Western sanctions against Russia are ineffective and/or meaningless.

In fact, the sanctions from the US and the EU do not aim to punish Russia or the Russian people but were introduced to send a clear signal to the Russian government after Russia's illegal annexation of the Ukrainian Crimean peninsula and the downing of the Malaysian passenger plane MH17.