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: liberty, consent of the governed, individual rights including civil rights and human rights, equality before the law, pluralism 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.
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.
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