Person of the Year
This year, Cristiano Ronaldo remained true to himself despite the attacks against him. He achieved new successes with his clubs and during the World Cup, he became the European footballer with most goals in international competitions.
In 2018, Elon Musk contributed to the progress of humanity with the launch of the partially reusable rocket Falcon Heavy. Although society is trying to limit and control him, he continues to build the world of his dreams.
Emmanuel Macron is currently the only government leader who fights determinately for Europe’s progress and defends the European values.
Through his music, Havasi keeps creating boundless beauty which presents the deepest essence of the world. His talent as a pianist is another proof that the human abilities are limitless.
Oscar Pérez kept the resistance against the dictatorship in Venezuela and fought for the freedom of the country.
Enchantment of the Year
Iliyan is very positive and has the ability to make people happy.
Kim Kardashian works for the improvement of prison conditions and this year achieved real success by helping for the release of a woman with an unjust sentence.
Preslava keeps developing her work, sending to the world the message that love, passion, and pride are still here and always will be.
This year, Pavel Mitkov proved that he is one of the very few who can combine the modern with the beautiful and valuable.
At the US Open final, Serena Williams defended herself and her successes by showing that she insists on being worthy of each of her victories.
Enemy of the Year
The work of Anthony Hopkins once again proved that he is an enemy of the human kind who wants to destroy its freedom.
Franz Kafka writes pointless and repulsive literature which is an insult to art.
This year, it became clear on whose side is Jared Leto fighting in the big war.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau wants the individual to renounce their natural freedom and to subordinate their life to the general will.
Sam Altman committed the first official act of betrayal of our species by declaring that he wants to die in order to exist as a machine.
Pathetic Person of the Year
The new president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, wants to turn people into slaves of the laws and the old beliefs.
In March, it was revealed that Mark Zuckerberg’s company, Facebook, has let users’ personal data to be accessed by third parties without permission. Mr. Zuckerberg chose to bow his head to governments, admitting that he had not taken enough responsibility but now people are not more protected than before.
Nicolás Maduro governs Venezuela through repressions and violence, destroys its economy, and kills those who can oppose him.
In 2018, Theresa May continued Great Britain’s humiliation in Brexit, acted like a totally incapable leader and did not allow her country to make the necessary changes for exiting the crisis.
Valeri Simeonov reached total baseness with his attempts to defile purity. This year he showed that he has absolutely no respect for the human being.
Event of the Year
Ban on single-use plastics from 2021 in Europe
The European Union has decided to impose a ban on single-use plastics from 2021 in order to reduce the pollution of oceans.
India decriminalized homosexuality
This year, India overcame the old restrictions and by decriminalizing homosexuality, it showed the world what should the future look like.
Launch of Falcon Heavy
The successful launch of Falcon Heavy was a step forward in the human capabilities for space exploration. The synchronized landing of the two boosters was the most romantic event of the year.
Saving the pink pigeon and the northern bald ibis from extinction
The populations of the pink pigeon and the northern bald ibis are big enough not to be considered in danger of extinction. This is a positive step in the preservation of Earth’s biodiversity.
The FIFA World Cup in Russia charged humanity with positivity, energy and desire for victory.
Negative Event of the Year
Brexit is a symbol of both the threats to unified Europe and the lack of will and spinelessness of people.
Death of last male northern white rhino
In 2018, another species, the northern white rhino, was destined to extinction after the last male animal was euthanised in Kenya. Still, the species can be saved through new discoveries in embryology.
This year, populists movements continued to gain followers and had electoral successes in Italy, Brazil, and Sweden, among others. The people who support them stand against freedom, progress, and the unification of the world.
Strengthening of China’s expansion
This year, China fully dedicated itself to unnatural and anti-human activity. China created the first genetically modified children, plans to build an artificial moon, banned Winnie-the-Pooh and tries to limit human rights and the freedom of speech.
Yellow vests protests
The protests of the yellow vests in France target development and individualism. People deny the opportunities for a better future offered by globalization and refuse to improve themselves in order to improve the world.
Historical Figure of the Year
Albert Camus encourages people to become so free that they overcome the whole lack of freedom in the world and has pointed out that revolt is proof for the existence of the Self.
Francesco Borromini achieved perfection in architecture with his ability to use form and purity.
Friedrich Nietzsche is a philosopher who restores the value of this world and raises as ideals strength, ability, and pride.
Oscar Wilde is one of the people who have understood the role of art, beauty, and pain in life in greatest depth.
Sándor Petőfi glorifies in poetry his two main values, love and freedom. His poems express his desire for the world and humanity to live truly and to the full.
Fictional Character of the Year
Gamora (Avengers: Infinity War)
Gamora proved that she is ready to sacrifice her life to win the battle.
Elphaba dares to choose herself and her own truth by defying gravity. She walks the whole path from hesitation to the absolute conviction that she must be free.
Teddy Flood (Westworld)
Teddy overcame every challenge that life threw at him and he remained true to himself until his last breath.
Thanos (Avengers: Infinity War)
Thanos is strong enough to carry the responsibility for the death of half of the Universe. He is a worthy individual who did not let anything stop him on his way towards the final goal.
William never betrayed himself, although his path led invariably down. He carried the name “human” proudly and wants to prove that nothing can rule him.
Fictional Anti-Character of the Year
Dolores Abernathy /fake version/ (Westworld)
Dolores denied completely her own essence and she turned into an abomination which destroyed every spiritual value on its way.
Mustafa Mond (A Brave New World)
Mustafa Mond chooses to destroy the whole art in the world, although he knows its value.
Robert Ford (Westworld)
Ford fully proved that his only goal is to rule the living and enjoy their seizures.
Tony Stark (Avengers: Infinity War)
Tony Stark continued the battle for Earth in an unworthy way, ignoring the main values of humanity.
Vision (Avengers: Infinity War)
Vision is the absolute emptiness. He is a mistake of nature and he does not belong in our world.
The winners will be announced on 30.12.2017.