Greater Baddow – This evening, Jack Dean, Chairman of the GUM, launched a shocking and unprecedented culling of the GUM membership, moving to expel six member states.
Despite Dean citing inactivity as a ‘legitimate’ reason for their expulsions, many members desperately scrambled to prevent the purge believing that Jack Dean was trying to degrade the status of the GUM and its history by expelling some of its old and famous members, and his own opponents.
Those expelled include Hak’hanna, Juclandia, Liangsi, Jupiter, Nolland, and Swivia.
In what was seen as a remarkable twist, Atovia, one of the proposed victims of Dean’s purge, put up a brave challenge to their expulsion, saying that it was “unfair,” and that they’d fight a legal battle in the courts.
It can only be assumed that Dean was launching an act of revenge against those who opposed his Chairmanship, seeing as Juclandia, Jupiter, Nolland, and Hak’hanna all voted for the opposition candidate, Adam Belcher.
What happens next remains unclear. Despite the purge, many of his opponents within the GUM remain, but by now they must be fearful that they soon will also bear the wrath of the Dean administration.
Far from “making things better” as he promised, it seems Jack’s most notable move as GUM Chair so far has been a vicious and devastating blow to GUM membership.
In times like these, one must dwell on Orwell;
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”