As many of you know, myself and a group of Black women called out a ‘socialist’ who was making racist comments while building a huge following on the back of the #SocialistSunday hashtag. We were attacked by dozens of left-wing accounts in retaliation and found ourselves the focus of a yearlong campaign of racial hatred. Up until then, I’d seen Saboteur Aesop around, even followed her for a bit. I’m not sure why I unfollowed. Probably the constant stream of hate coming from her account.
#SocialistSunday continues unmoved by the grotesque racism that's been ripping through the left for 6 weeks now. Socialist Twitter is a numbers game, each follower gained is an ounce of credibility for the user, an army to protect them from critique or condemnation.