Disinfo: Western civilisation is corrupt and is dying, the barbarians that it welcomes will inherit its ruins


Western civilisation is corrupt and is dying. The barbarians that we welcome as migrants will perhaps inherit the ruins of Western civilization. But today’s barbarians are different from the barbarians that overran the Roman Empire. The latter admired Roman civilisation, they wanted to achieve similar greatness and changed their way of life after the fall of the Empire.  Today’s barbarians despise us and know nothing about us. But we castrate ourselves and behave as if we, and not they, were beggars in a foreign country.


The article provides no evidence to support its sweeping and apocalyptic claims that Western civilisation is dying. It repeats a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that seeks to discredit Western liberal-democratic societies by portraying them as  decadent and  immoral  and claiming that they are collapsing. The article also contains a related pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that the corrupt, decadent, and “politically correct” West is unwilling to resist the increasingly massive influx of migrants, who are bound to overrun Western civilisation and to destroy it. This narrative is consistent with the claim that the Islamisation of Europe is proceeding apace.

The central values and achievements of the modern West, and of Europe in particular —  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 a similar case claiming that Europe is dying because of moral decay and will be destroyed by an army of a million of migrant militants stationed in underground cities.


  • Reported in: Issue 206
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian, English, Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: EU
  • Keywords: migration, Western values, Islamisation, European values, The West, Migration crisis, Europe


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