2012 is coming to an end and, boy, was it a crazy one. Once again this year, I tried my best to bring you the one-of-a-kind information and analyses you can only find at Vigilant Citizen. I’ve always made it a point to prove that it is possible to write about the topics discussed on this site without being pushy, preachy, alarmist, hateful or completely delusional and I hope that I proved it again this year. While it is not always easy for me to stay on top of things and to write about some topics, it is nevertheless with great honor and pleasure that I do so. I’ve always enjoyed expressing myself through writing and, everyday, I thank God for the opportunity of reaching people while doing what I love. This website is truly a labor of love and the amazing feedback I receive daily from VC readers never fail to keep me motivated.
I am however not the only one who contributes to this site. This year again, the VC community came through with thousands of great comments and forum posts, enriching the site with a wealth of information and opinions. Due to the diverse nature of this site’s readership, there are often disagreements and heated debates but, when everything stays respectful, I consider this a very good thing. Opposing and confronting opinions has always been a healthy exercise that ultimately profits to everyone involved, so I’m all for it. What is truly important is that ideas and issues that are completely ignored by mass media are being discussed in a real and uncompromising matter. So I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to contribute to this site and to enlighten others, no matter the opinion.
I’d also like to give a special shout to the moderators of the VC Forums who did their best to keep the community striving and to Egersis who proofread dozens articles this year. Thank you all for your time and dedication.
That being said, this year also brought its fair share of problems and challenges. I had to deal with issues that made me realize that some people are actually trying to hurt my work and my credibility. I had to deal with heavy and sustained DDoS attacks that caused the site to be down for several days, attempts to hack the site, as well as threats and harassment by e-mail. Also, in what appear to be attempts at character assassination, I discovered that some people are spreading fabricated rumors about me on other websites and forums. As a lover of truth, reading outright lies about me is upsetting, but I guess that’s the price to pay for telling it like it is. I cannot control those who are trying to do me harm – and my only response to them is a quote from the immortal Johnny Cash:
Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand
Workin’ in the dark against your fellow man
But as sure as God made black and white
What’s done in the dark will be brought to the light
You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God’ll cut you down
Sooner or later God’ll cut you down
Fortunately, I know that most readers of this site are discerning enough to realize that my only goal is to provide information based on research. I’ve always urged people to never unconditionally take my word and to look up everything for themselves. This site was never intended to provide “all of the truth” or “all of the answers” (I am still seeking the truth myself) but rather to be a starting point, an incitement to begin a quest for knowledge. My suggestion to true truth-seekers is to research information from several sources and to use your own mind and reasoning to come to your own conclusions. If you believe that you are more enlightened than others because you’ve started following another shepherd, the sad fact is that…you are still a sheep. I personally never wanted people to blindly follow me. Quite to the contrary, I am looking to encourage people to think for themselves. That’s what the world desperately needs right now.
Don’t Get Lost
Researching about the true motivations of the elite can become a disturbing and consuming exercise. It is easy to become angry, bitter and disgruntled about what is discovered. Yes, realizing that the elite is a sick, twisted and outright evil group is very unsettling and leads to lots of questioning. But, in the end, we must not allow ourselves to be sucked into “their” world and become obsessed with their culture of death. We must live our own lives to the fullest, according to our own values and, more importantly, we must never forget that life is still breathtakingly beautiful. I often say that for each minute one spends learning about the ugly truth in the world, one must spend five enjoying its beauty. If we become angry, bitter and depressed, we’ve lost and they won. It is not enough to know about their plans, we must carry out OUR plans. “They” are definitely trying to debase us from what is real, right, pure, good and authentic to make us accept their values, but we don’t have to accept it.
The greatest thing about being Vigilant Citizens is that we can recognize mass media BS, laugh at it, completely reject it and go on living the life we want to live. No obsessing about superficiality and materialism. No being scared to death by the news trying to push an agenda. No worshiping celebrities. Just real, basic, timeless values based on morals and principles – all concepts that are deemed uncool nowadays but that are nevertheless the roots of a strong person and of a strong community. “They” want to weaken these roots in order to make the masses more suggestible and manipulable. Strong values indeed cause people to say “NO, I won’t do anything for money; NO, I won’t neglect my family; NO, I won’t be in debt for materialistic crap; NO, I won’t fall for mass media lies”.
In the end, this is what VC is all about: Understanding the deceit in this world in order to avoid it. So, please after researching the truth about the elite, do not despair nor become bitter. Seize the moment, go outside, enjoy nature, breathe fresh air, spend time with your friends and family, cook a tasty meal, read a great book, play a musical instrument, follow your dreams and give a horse a great big slap on the ass because, despite the doom and gloom, life is still beautiful. In today’s world, slaves are chained through their minds. As easily as they can chain you with propaganda, you can break these chains with truth and vigilance. And then, you are free to do whatever you want.
So Happy Holidays to everyone and remember that, no matter how grim it might get, truth and righteousness will always prevail!