DISINFO: Liberalism subverts national, moral and religious values
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DISINFO: Liberalism subverts national, moral and religious values


Liberalism subverts national, moral and religious values, and has destroyed the institution of the family. Liberalism has eliminated moral and religious consciousness in society, obscuring the distinction between licit and illicit behaviour.


This article is titled "Satanisation as modernisation". It repeats the recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative that seeks to discredit liberalism by claiming that the latter has undermined traditional values such as patriotism, religion and the family, generating the West’s alleged widespread moral decadence, materialism, perverted and criminal values.

These recurring narratives blame the West for abandoning the ideals of Christianity, Family and Patriotism – the true European values, while claiming that Russia is a haven of order and decency and upholds these genuine European values.

There is no evidence to support the article’s claims, which completely distort the nature of liberalism and of Western democratic societies.

Liberalism is a political doctrine based on broad set of values: libertyconsent of the governedindividual rights including civil rights and human rightsequality before the lawpluralism as the defence of rights of minorities and defence from religious, political and ethnic intolerance. These liberal values do not contradict respect for traditional values, such as religion, the family, patriotism, and community.

Classical liberals espouse religious liberty, freedom of thought and speech, the division of governmental powers, an independent civil society, and rights of private property and economic freedom.

It is not true that liberalism subverts religious values. It was the liberal democratic project that enshrined the concept of religious freedom, freedom of conscience, in the culture and institutions of the West.

Moreover, social scientific studies have shown that liberal states are much more successful in protecting moral and social values and reducing violence within and between nations than authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, which have been responsible for the overwhelming majority of genocides and mass murders of civilians in the 20th century.

Read similar cases claiming that global capitalism destroys religion, tradition, the family and spirituality, that unlike Russia the West degrades traditional values and endangers societies, and that contemporary liberalism is now striving to cancel Western culture.


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