The Vigilant Citizen was launched on November 22, 2008. That was exactly 10 years ago … and, wow, was it a different time: George W. Bush was still technically the President of the United States, Donald Trump was firing people on The Apprentice, and T-Pain was dominating the music charts.
Since then, presidents and rappers have come and gone. Scandals, current events, and controversies have occupied everyone’s attention to ultimately fade away forever. However, during this time, one thing has remained unchanged: Symbolism.
For this reason, the first article ever published on The Vigilant Citizen (Sinister Sites: The Denver International Airport) is still as relevant today as it was a decade ago. Why? Because this site is not about the deceptive noise of words. It is about the silent truths of symbols.
Symbolism is the universal language of humanity. Contrarily to words, symbols cannot lie. By their very nature, symbols can only be exactly what they are. However, to fully grasp the true meaning of a symbol, one must first acquire the knowledge of what it is intended to mean.
In a single figure a symbol may both reveal and conceal, for to the wise the subject of the symbol is obvious, while to the ignorant the figure remains inscrutable.
– Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teaching of All Ages
Since its inception, The Vigilant Citizen has sought to provide the keys necessary to understand the true meaning of the symbols that surround us. While mass media and the Powers That Be use endless words to lull the masses into accepting a world of deceit, symbolism reveals the raw truth about who they are and what they’re about.
To celebrate The Vigilant Citizen’s decade of existence, here’s the Top 10 VC articles ever published (in no particular order).
#10 Sinister Sites: The Denver International Airport
Sinister Sites: The Denver International Airport is the first article ever published on this site. I don’t remember exactly how, in 2008, I ended up looking at pictures of the DIA, but I do remember being haunted for days by the mural of a gas-masked military figure stabbing a dove as crying mothers held dead babies. I even lost sleep thinking about it. What does it mean? Why does it emanate such an “evil energy”? Why is it inside a public international airport?
So I began researching the airport’s history and the works of art it had on display. The information I found was mind-blowing. Unable to contain my astonishment, I immediately felt the need to share my findings with other people. So I wrote an article about it and The Vigilant Citizen was born.
Contrary to most articles about the DIA found online at the time, I wanted the article to focus on facts, pictures, and references – not fear, panic, and rambling. For this reason, this article was (and still is) often used as an introduction to the “DIA Conspiracy”.
Bizarre fact: The Denver International Airport recently launched an ad campaign referencing the “conspiracy” by mockingly embracing it, only adding to the “conspiracy”.
#9 Occult and Prophetic Messages in Rihanna’s Umbrella
Occult and Prophetic Messages in Rihanna’s Umbrella was published a few weeks after the site launch. It was the first article I wrote about a music video, though definitely not the last. At that time, the thesis of the article was shocking and groundbreaking: The song was actually about Rihanna being possessed by the devil and controlled by the occult elite industry. Through a shot-by-shot analysis of the video’s visuals and lyrics, I explained the dark, disturbing meaning behind the song. The article went viral and the site took off. But that doesn’t mean that everybody agreed.
Back in 2008, there was about zero discussion happening about occult symbolism in popular culture. It was simply not part of the public discourse. In fact, most people barely paid attention to the symbolism in music videos. Consequently, many reactions to the article were negative and even insulting. Despite comments urging me to “lay off the drugs and stop doing this”, I kept doing this. Regular readers quickly realized along with me that the same pattern of symbols kept reappearing (i.e. the virginal white dress that becomes black). In the months that followed, Jay-Z and Beyoncé went full-on “Illuminati” and the word became a household name.
Nowadays, my articles about Satanic music videos are met with zero “lay off the drugs”. They’re mostly met with “Duh”. For instance, I recently analyzed Trippie Redd’s Topanga – a video by a new rapper that is nothing less than a Satanic ritual. Before I even began writing the article, most of the YouTube comments on the video already pointed out its Satanic symbolism. The world is waking up.
#9 – Lady Gaga, the Illuminati Puppet
Lady Gaga, the Illuminati Puppet became a viral sensation in 2009. To this day, it remains one of the most read articles in the site’s history. It was the first Vigilant Citizen article to discuss Monarch mind control and its symbolism in popular culture. It was also the first article to highlight the unmistakeable one-eye sign as a proof of industry control.
Lots of unsuspecting Lady Gaga fans randomly stumbled upon this article and they were not pleased. Lots of “Little Monsters” sent me hateful e-mails and comments, telling me that I was “batsh-t crazy”.
However, Lady Gaga was seemingly on a mission to vindicate the article. She kept doing the one-eye sign and her videos kept featuring occult and MK symbolism. This led many Little Monsters to become Little VCs. And that made me particularly happy. While there is nothing wrong with “preaching to the choir”, my main goal was always to reach new people through popular culture.
Due to its viral status, the article was reported on by several mainstream publications, including this 2010 article in The Guardian.
Here’s an excerpt from the article.
Bizarre fact: Since 2016, Lady Gaga has been publicly discussing her mental trauma, including disassociation, PTSD, and having surrounded herself with people who “betrayed” her.
In short, this was more than another article about Lady Gaga: It was a wake-up call for thousands of people who were mindlessly singing “po-po-po-poke her face”.
#8 The Mysterious Case of Elisa Lam
The Mysterious Case of Elisa Lam shed some much-needed light on one of the most bizarre cases in recent years. It all began when I stumbled upon the creepy surveillance video of Elisa Lam acting weird … only a few minutes before her death. The way she contorted her arms and hands deeply disturbed me. Something was not right. It looked “paranormal”.
Completely flabbergasted by what I saw, I began digging for information about Elisa Lam and her death. I ended up discovering all kinds of bizarre facts and “coincidences”. For instance, the Cecil Hotel (where the events took place) had a morbid history of suicides and murders. And there were plenty more.
In late 2013, the article quickly reached viral status and was featured on multiple news sites. The story also inspired books, movies, and documentaries.
Once again, The Vigilant Citizen was the first site to bring forth new information that forced people to realize that there may be more going on in this world than meets the eye.
#7 Mind Control Theories and Techniques used by Mass Media
Mind Control Theories and Techniques used by Mass Media is the “Read Me First” article of this site and the theoretical basis behind the analysis I provide. The article is essentially a crash course in the field of Mass Communications and an eye-opening review of modern propaganda.
Early thinkers in the field of Communications were raw and honest. They described, in clear terms, the true mindset of the elite at a time where radios and TVs were entering American homes. It was through their works that I developed an acute interest in mass media.
For instance, in his 1922 book Public Opinion, Walter Lippman compared the masses to a “bewildered herd” and a “great beast” that needed to be guided by the ruling class through mass media.
In the 1928 book Propaganda, Edward Bernays (aka the “Father of Public Relations”) wrote:
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”
The article sums up the works of these “elite thinkers”, explains how mass media is controlled by five mega-corporations and lists the numerous ways modern entertainment is, in actuality, sophisticated propaganda.
Although the article was published more than 9 years ago, all of the techniques it describes are only more obvious today.
#6 The Hidden Messages in Eyes Wide Shut
The Hidden Messages in Eyes Wide Shut is an important article that takes an in-depth look at a unique movie in popular culture.
Some believe that Eyes Wide Shut was Stanley Kubrick’s attempt to expose the occult elite. Bizarrely, Kubrick died only five days after submitting the final cut of the movie to Warner Brothers. Since then, an aura of mystery has surrounded this complex film replete with profound messages and revealing symbolism.
The story follows a man who crosses paths with the New York elite and ends up at masked balls where the rich and powerful gather to perform occult sex rituals. As we follow this man on his bizarre journey, the movie subtly sends out clues, symbols, and messages that tell an alternate story about the occult elite.
Kubrick was known for his obsessive attention to detail and Eyes Wide Shut was a prime example of this. For this reason, a 3-part series of articles was required to properly explain its esoteric meaning.
Since its publication in 2013, the article has become one of the most consulted analyzes about Eyes Wide Shut online. It has been used as a reference by several books, essays, and news articles. In short, it helped many get their eyes … wide open.
#5 The 2009 VMAs, The Occult Mega-Ritual
The 2009 VMAs, The Occult Mega-Ritual was my first article about an awards show and I can confidently confirm that it blew some minds. For the first time ever, an article took the time to analyze what happens during an awards show as these ceremonies are actually a way for the occult elite to congratulate itself. The 2009 VMAs was probably the most blatant occult mega-ritual ever.
It featured Madonna (the grand priestess of the industry) giving a bizarre speech, Jack Black telling the audience to pray to Satan, Lady Gaga playing the role of a blood sacrifice, and P!nk re-enacting a Masonic initiation. More famously, it featured Kanye West “humiliating” a wide-eyed Taylor Swift who was wearing a virginal white dress. She then re-emerged wearing a blood red dress – confirming her initiation into the industry. In a way, the 2009 VMAs kicked off a new, darker era in the music industry, ruled by overt occult elite symbolism.
This article garnered lots of attention and snapped lots of people out of their mass media slumber as they realized that pop stars were merely pawns on a massive Masonic chessboard.
#4 Symbolic Pics of the Month
The #4 spot is not about one article, but exactly 72 articles. Since 2011, the series of articles Symbolic Pics of the Month (aka SPOTM) keeps an “eye” on the countless subversive images that creep up in popular culture over the span of a month: Fashion shoots, magazine covers, album covers, movie posters, social media posts, and more. The goal is simple: To demonstrate, without a shadow of a doubt, that a clear pattern of symbolism permeates popular culture. In turn, this very identifiable pattern proves that the entire entertainment industry is controlled by a small elite group.
How many pictures of celebrities flashing the one-eye sign have been posted in SPOTM articles? I’d say about 1.5 million. Okay, maybe not that many, but it’s a ridiculous amount. From pop stars, to movie stars, to fashion models, to athletes, to politicians, without forgetting cartoon and video game characters – nobody escapes. If you’re part of pop culture, you have to show this sign.
It did not take long before VC readers picked up on this pattern of symbols and realized that symbolic pics literally surrounded them. Month after month, readers from all over the world send in symbolic pictures from their local area, proving that the elite agenda is a worldwide phenomenon.
SPOTM quickly became a VC-fan favorite as it allows readers to keep up with the general direction of popular culture without having to sift through the crap. (Special thanks to everyone who has sent in pics!)
#3 There Is Something Terribly Wrong With Céline Dion’s New “Genderless” Clothing Line
Yup, the article entitled There Is Something Terribly Wrong With Céline Dion’s New “Genderless” Clothing Line was posted less than a week ago and it is already in the top 10. Compared to other articles cited above, it is not very long and it is not very elaborate but BOY does it say a lot about the occult elite. Don’t get me wrong, the article could have easily been three times lengthier and it could have included dozens of additional pictures. But there was no use: What was included in the article was enough to deeply disturb any person with a soul and a conscience. More importantly, it was more than enough to understand the hidden agenda behind it all.
CELINUNUNU is not simply another fashion brand: It is a reflection of the occult elite. The promotional video featuring Céline Dion sneaking into a maternity ward and saying that “Our children are not our children” is not simply another ad: It is a manifesto. It is a depiction of the elite preying on the minds and souls of children. It is an admission of the elite’s unrelenting attempt to “get them while they’re young”.
After watching this abomination of an ad, I visited the official website of NUNUNU and its Instagram account. I was shocked. As I scrolled down the hundreds of images posted by this brand, I felt like I was sinking in the depths of hell: Overt sexualization of children, blatant references to Satanism, and trauma-based mind control. It is all so obvious.
Since its publication, the article quickly became one of the site’s most popular articles. While it merely scratches the surface of a single fashion brand, it also exposes the infinite depth of occult elite depravity.
#2 There is Something Terribly Wrong With Many “Kids” Videos on YouTube
There is Something Terribly Wrong With Many “Kids” Videos on YouTube is one of the most important articles I’ve ever published. Indeed, toddlers around the world are watching tons of YouTube videos on their parents’ phones … and it is time we paid attention to them.
While some of these videos are simply mind-numbingly bizarre, others clearly attempt to shock and traumatize young minds. Even worse, some videos appear to showcase actual child abuse. And even worse than that, some of these videos appear to cater to the perversions of child abusers. How about we investigate the people who create these videos and make money off them?
On Reddit, /r/elsagate has been monitoring the evolution of this phenomenon and lists the VC article as one of the primers.
On the positive side, this increased awareness has produced some tangible results. Faced with increasing outrage, YouTube was forced to demonetize or completely remove thousands of videos that preyed on children or catered to “child lovers”. Also, the co-founder of a YouTube channel featuring young girls in suggestive situations that I discuss in the article was arrested for the molestation of a minor. But this is all merely the tip of the iceberg. A very disgusting iceberg.
#1 Sinister Sites: The Georgia Guidestones
Sinister Sites: The Georgia Guidestones is the second article ever published on The Vigilant Citizen. Ten years later, the mystery remains: Who built this monument? For what purpose? What is its true message?
Known as “America’s Stonehedge”, the Georgia Guidestones consists of massive granite slabs on which are inscribed ten “commandments”. The first one: “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature”. Yes, that would technically mean that, in order to satisfy this monument, 93% of the human population needs to go.
Other commandments call for a new world language, a world court of law, and a tight control of human reproduction. In short, this monument appears to describe the rules of a New World Order … after a wave of super-massive depopulation.
A year after the publication of this article, I obtained a copy of the official Georgia Guidestones Guidebook, which was written by the mysterious anonymous creators of the monument. I had to rewrite the article with this new information. This text was like an occult elite manifesto. The document began with these sentences:
“It is very probable that humanity now possesses the knowledge needed to establish an effective world government. In some way that knowledge must be widely seeded in the consciousness of all mankind. Very soon the hearts of our human family must be touched and warmed so we will welcome a global rule of reason.”
The entire text was full of references to a New World Order, mixed with various occult concepts such as “as above, so below”.
The article also (most likely) solved the puzzle regarding the author of the monument. Indeed, a slab of the monument says: “Author: RC Christian (a pseudonym)”. Why was this particular pseudonym chosen? Well, the English name of the founder of the Rosicrucian Order (a powerful occult secret society) is Christian Rose Cross. There are also other links between the monument and the Rosicrucian Order.
In short, this article has played an important role in understanding the history and meaning of the Georgia Guidestones – a monument that declares that a secret elite is actively seeking to lead humanity in a specific direction. To this day, it remains one of the most searched-for articles in the history of the site.
The Vigilant Citizen – a fully independent website created and maintained by one (very motivated!) person – has managed to reach and inform millions of people around the world. To some, the site prompted a life-changing quest for deeper truth and knowledge. To others, the site simply motivated them to pay more attention to the symbols and the messages found in mass media. In cases, great victories were achieved.
However, this site has been facing difficult obstacles and challenges. Freedom of information is currently under fire and websites are being censored through various underhanded methods.
In the past few months, major tech companies such as Google and Facebook have joined forces to reduce the exposure of non-mainstream websites, while promoting mainstream, agenda-friendly websites. The net result: Most VC articles have disappeared from the first page of Google search results. Also, even if you have “liked” the VC Facebook page, the articles posted on there do not automatically appear on your news feed. These changes are making it very difficult for non-MSM sites to reach people and become viral. But that is not all.
Another way to censor independent voices is to demonetize them. When creators cannot cover the costs of operation and fund new content, they must shut down. Many did, and many others are struggling. Allowing big companies to select which site should strive and which site should fail is nothing less than a form of control of information.
Considering these facts, I believe that the future of The Vigilant Citizen (and similar websites) is clear: We need to stop relying on big tech companies, and we must rely on each other.
For this reason, I have created a Patreon page where readers can support the site with a small monthly donation. If enough patrons contributed a few dollars per month, The Vigilant Citizen would be able to operate without any ads and it would end its reliance on big tech companies.
To add to the challenges, the site was the target of some particularly intense DDoS attacks which appeared to use an enormous amount of resources. There were also other forms of attacks that I don’t even feel like describing right now.
Despite all of these obstacles, the site is still alive and well. One could say: “If they’re attacking you, it is because you’re doing something right”. I believe so. And, judging by the countless heart-warming messages I’ve gotten from readers over the years, many of you believe so as well.
Ten years ago, The Vigilant Citizen helped to create a truth movement that has been gaining momentum ever since. Today, those who seek to deceive us are facing an ever-growing number of people who do not buy into the lies and the madness anymore. We’ve changed lives, spared children, and saved souls. And we must continue because things are getting serious. They are actively trying to divide and conquer us through lies and manipulation. More than ever, we must remain Vigilant Citizens.
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Thank you for your support today and over the past 10 years … and here’s to another decade of truth!