The 9-point Oath of Neo-Proponents of Freedom of Expression

I, novice unnamed below, hereby solemnly swear, henceforth, that:Writer2

  1. I will strongly abhor all so-called schools of journalism and the drivel they teach
  2. I will wholly despise truth and report everything but those called ‘facts’
  3. No structured administration – governments, associations, business enterprises, etc., escapes my scathing words, impish imagery and/or stilted wrath
  4. I will fervently loathe all who talk sense, or preach moderation or talk or development, promising to call them all sorts of names, thwart their efforts and misinterpret their intentions
  5. I will only befriend he who pays me
  6. I will devotedly use a comprehensive list of foreign and local contacts that fully support me in belittling all national objectives, state secrets, law and order and/or denigrate state organs such as the judiciary, the legislative and the executive
  7. I will, invariably, invent stories where there is a dearth of those that I can tailor to my stunted views
  8. I will intentionally misuse and abrogate language, ethical standards, social etiquette as they do not further my cause
  9. Nothing remains sacrosanct, respect-worthy and beyond the reach of my pen, camera and cassette recorder regardless of cultural and moral considerations, and/or sensitivity


Sulman Abdurahim

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan