Disinfo: Western élites govern their nations by polarizing society and spreading solitude

Summary

Western élites sell their services to international financiers. These élites govern their nations by deliberately polarizing society, inducing hatred and aggression among people, disintegrating and atomising communities, spreading mass alienation and solitude. Western élites strive to keep people isolated from each other and to make them feel impotent in the face of capital and of the tyranny of so-called democracy.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. The article provides no evidence to support its claims. The article repeats a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that seeks to discredit liberal democracies claiming that the latter are in reality totalitarian systems ruled by “globalist elites” and “shadow governments” that subjugate and manipulate the masses by disintegrating communities, deepening societal divisions, and keeping people isolated from each other, lonely and alienated.

The article’s message about the alleged subservience of Western élites to “international financiers” is also consistent with recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about all-powerful global élites or secret élites ruling the world and controlling leaders.

Read similar cases claiming that in Western post-modern society the system strives to keep people alone and isolated from each other in order to dominate them more effectively and that globalism deliberately seeks to destroy the family and interpersonal relationships in order to make people increasingly lonely, disoriented, and fearful, and therefore easily controlled and manipulated.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 227
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/01/2021
  • Language/target audience: Italian, English
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: West, Western values, Democracy, Dictatorship, Secret elites / global elites, Conspiracy theory

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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