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Vigilant Citizen is a website that is dedicated to discovering the hidden "symbolism"(?) in the popular media, usually involving the Illuminati. The outlet is heavily socially Conservative and is always talking about how Socialism is taking over the world. So really, it's Infowars but for popular media.
Articles on Vigilant Citizen wouldn't be out of place on CBN. Vigilant Citizen makes Pat Robertson jealous with the amount of moral panic and pearl clutching.
The problem with "symbolism"
Most of the "symbolism" isn't even remotely related to Freemasonry at all (conspiracy theorists consider Freemasons and the Illuminati to be the same). For example, the Pentagram, while mistakenly related to Satanism, is actually a Pagan symbol. The magical thing about symbolism is it's very subjective, so while everyone else sees a stupid music video, Vigilant Citizen sees the impending Satanic apocalypse.
"Sources" for the crankery
Most of the articles on Vigilant Citizen refer to "Project Monarch" and "Sex-kitten programming," which are terms that were used by promoters of the Satanic Ritual Abuse conspiracy theory. Brice Taylor, Cathy O'Brien and Fritz Springmeier popularized these terms amongst conspiracy theorists.
- The Vigilant Report
- Not only do they miss the point satire in shows like Gravity Falls, but the comments section ends up looking into this further than the developers intended the satire to go
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- ↑ The Economist 2015 Cover is Filled With Cryptic Symbols and Dire Predictions A magazine cover proves the end times are near
- ↑ Beyoncé Accused of “Extreme Witchcraft” by Ex-Drummer
- ↑ “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Will Be Extremely Satanic
- ↑ The Blatant Occult Symbolism of “Up” by Young Thug and Lil Uzi Vert
- ↑ #1196: Brice Taylor