“Journalists are oppressed now more than ever in history.” These stunning words spoken by one of the world’s greatest thinkers, esteemed journalist Dustin Levitt, has never been more true. In one of the most devious betrayals in modern history, the vile and corrupt moderators of Discord unleashed the Journallnacht, a systemic purge of all brave and oppressed journalists from their platform. Once a safe space for the best and brightest, Discord has bent the knee to Trump and the alt-right.
The Friends Of Journalism Discord server was like a virtual home, not just for myself but many other margerinalised and downtrodden journalists desperately trying to make sense of this dark world. Ever since this tragic incident, I have secluded myself in the safety of my cry closet as I mourn the most empowering digital safe space the world has ever seen. Ever since the quarentine came into effect, I’ve been isolated from my fellow journalist comrades. Now that loneliness has only grown. I’ve never felt so oppressed…
Fortunately, I’ve been able to get in contact with some fellow Journallnacht survivors. Here’s what they had to say:
“One day we were a thriving society of progressive intellectuals and the next it was all just gone. It was the worst experience of my life. I feel like Trump won today.”
- Nora Craft, Progressive film critic and journalist.
If this doesn’t make you literally break down in a sea of tears, then you’re probably a Nazi. The Journallnacht has taken its toll on all of us and consequently a memorial has been built in CHAZ to mourn the loss of FOJ and the fallen comrades. The funeral was held online and hosted by none other than Dustin herself. Jared couldn’t come because he was having a severe sensory overload and R was binge drinking soyshakes at the time to calm down.
After recollecting, it’s clear to me now that FOJ was the friends and comrades we made along the way. The gay, white supremacist, furry mods of Bigotcord will never truly understand the bond us journalists have, and that is why they shall never, ever defeat us! Viva la journalism!
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