By: Donald V. Watkins
Copyrighted and Published on December 24, 2023
As we bring 2023 to a close, I want to thank my 500,000 (and growing) avid readers in America and around the world for supporting me. Thanks to you, we have been able to publish over 1,000 original copyrighted articles during the past ten years on a wide range of topics of significant public interest.
You have been an amazing, appreciative, very diverse, and extremely attentive audience of free-thinkers. My ability to interact with you directly, via our posted commentaries and private messages, has made me a better person and sharper journalist. You have also been a constant source of knowledge, comfort, and strength for me.
Above all, you have shown a world full of wannabe oligarchs, "bullshit" artists, perennial naysayers, corporate thugs, and mindless political hustlers that no amount of money or pressure can suppress the cold, hard, truth.
People around the world are thirsty for the truth. We strive to deliver it -- free -- with every article we publish.
Every time my freedom of speech as a journalist has been threatened by sinister forces, you have rallied to support me. You have made it clear to the world that I am your voice on the things that matter in life. You have been the powerful guardians of my freedom. For this, I am deeply grateful.
You have given me the greatest Christmas gift of all this year – your loyalty, love, and support on an unconditional basis. You have traveled with me along the road to "Truth in Journalism" for the past 10 years. You never abandoned me. The cocoon of love you spun around me is priceless.
May God continue to bless you and your families as we close out 2023, and may you have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I love you, always and forever!