Disinfo: McCarthyism in its worst forms is back to the US, 80 million of people are declared pariahs


A reverse McCarthyism is flourishing in the US in its more brutal, despicable, and vulgar form. No one dares to open their mouths and to say a word. People are prevented from boarding a place, get thrown out of jobs, their mouths are shut down. Never before has the US seen such a repressive atmosphere. Eighty million Americans are declared as potential criminals and people who ought to be driven away from the society and limited in rights. It is craziness to carry out such policies against half of the country’s population.


This audio commentary promotes a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, questioning the legitimacy of democracy in the US and presenting it as a repressive country. This is done through false references to McCarthyism and a mixture of deliberate claims concerning the situation with human rights in the US. Among other things, it groundlessly claims that eighty million Americans, a reference probably to an inflated number of people who voted for Trump in 2020, have been declared potential criminals and pariahs.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the result of the US 2020 election doesn’t matter because the real ruler is the Deep State, which will kill any US president that confronts it, that Trump's supporters are humiliated and denigrated just as Russian minorities in the post-Soviet countries, and that democracy in the US no longer exists.


  • Reported in: Issue 227
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/01/2021
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Totalitarianism, fake news


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Globalists are imposing vaccination to rule the world, yet the West is doomed

Pessimists across many countries tend to believe that supranational ruling elites are increasingly moving humanity towards a digital concentration camp. They scared everyone with COVID-19 and got the opportunity to promote vaccination, digitalisation, and microchipping, which is a step forward for global supremacy. The threat is in cultivating the global, controlled society of brainless hedonists.

However, this scenario will not come true because of the collapse of the West’s globalisation project, which had taken place even before the COVID-19 pandemic started. Some realised that the Western project is doomed to fail already around 2008. Other civilisations, particularly sovereign and powerful ones like China and Russia, began increasingly distancing themselves from the ‘Tower of Babel’ plan.

The increased domestic crisis in the Anglo-Saxon countries, which manifested itself in Brexit and the consequences of Donald Trump’s electoral victory, proved the decay of the Atlantic project. Hence however favorable the COVID-19 consequences will be for the globalists, they will not be able to make use of them. Alternative world power centres will just not allow the strengthening of globalist processes to happen.


This article contains a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about vicious global elites, in this case taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic. It promotes a conspiracy theory about vaccination and microchipping in order to achieve ultimate global supremacy, presenting it as the line of thinking of so called "pessimists."

The article also suggests the inevitable collapse of the Western countries and their model of development, as opposed to the allegedly "particularly sovereign and powerful' China and Russia", and makes false claims about Donald Trump's electoral victory.

Antifa provocateurs were behind the storming of the Capitol

The storming of the United States Capitol on 6 January 2021 was set up by the Democratic Party with the help of Antifa provocateurs who attracted Donald Trump and some of his supporters in a trap.

The whole event benefits the Democratic Party who wants to give a violent image of Donald Trump and his supporters. In the best case, the investigation will prove that provocateurs were among the rioters, in the worst it might be hidden to the public.


A recurrent narrative about the violent events at the US Capitol on 6 January 2021.

No evidence is provided except the argument "who benefits" (cui bono).

There is no unity in the West on whether to recognise elections in Belarus

– Why did the colour revolution fail here? We came to Minsk at the invitation of the first person of the republic.

– We held elections, like Russia, by the way, like any other state, for Belarus. This is our internal affair. Well, in the West there are different tastes – someone recognises [the 2020 Presidential elections in Belarus], someone does not, this is a matter of taste.


Disinformation around the recent elections in Belarus, attempting to portray the West's position as conflicted. This is not the case. According to the European Union, the 2020 Presidential elections in Belarus were neither free nor fair. The protests in Belarus started after election day as the reaction of society to potential falsification of results. The European Union also does not recognise Aleksandr Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus and sanctions because of the events following the 2020 Presidential elections in Belarus are being implemented.

As for colour revolutions, this is a recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy narrative about Lithuania, Poland, the US and other alleged Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus.