Disinfo: The United States and the entire West are sinking into tyranny and degeneration


Millions of people were exterminated in the 20th century by tyrannical regimes that were unconstrained by moral and religious scruples. This tendency has continued in the 21st century: Washington’s drive for hegemony over US citizens and the rest of the world is based entirely on the exercise of force and is resurrecting unaccountable power. As we enter into 2021, Western civilisation, the product of thousands of years of effort, is in decline. Degeneracy is everywhere.

The United States and the entire West are sinking into tyranny and degeneration.


This article combines two recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives. The first narrative seeks to discredit the United States and other Western liberal democracies by claiming that liberal societies are totalitarian systems ruled by “globalist elites” and “shadow governments”, and even that liberal democracies, like 20th century totalitarian dictatorships, practice mass terror and repression against the population.

The article is also consistent with another broad pro-Kremlin narrative portraying the West as a decadent and immoral society.

Although US and other Western democracies today face multiple and serious domestic and foreign threats, it is not true that liberal democracies are obsolete, have collapsed or are being replaced with dictatorships. Reports of the death of liberal democracy have been greatly exaggerated. Moreover, the article’s attempt to equate the West’s liberal societies to totalitarian regimes based on terror and repression of dissent, such as Nazism and Communism, is an obvious falsification of reality.

The article also provides no evidence to support its sweeping claim that Western civilisation is “sinking into degeneration”. In reality, the central values and achievements of the modern West, liberal democracy, the rule of law, human rights, equality before the law, freedom of conscience and expression, rationalism, self-criticism, the disinterested search for truth, the separation of church and state, are still very much alive and continue to be a source of inspiration for people around the world.

Read similar cases claiming that contemporary liberalism is becoming totalitarian and views non-liberals as enemies to be killed and destroyed and that Western societies are decadent, worship money and are devoted to the obsessive search for pleasure.


  • Reported in: Issue 225
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/12/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Italian, English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Western values, West, Dictatorship, Secret elites / global elites


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