Revealing on social media that members of my family were murdered in a concentration camp for being Jewish wasn’t an easy decision to make.
It still feels a bit like I’m using family tragedy for petty politics.
But even after experiencing the rough and tumble of writing about politics on social media for over 8 years, I was still surprised at the amount of abuse I received.
And all because I happened to also mention that I like Jeremy Corbyn – which obviously goes against his opponents’ false narrative and vile smears that he is anti-semitic.
Anti-Corbynites reacted with fury for mentioning my father’s family were murdered by the Nazis.
They called me a “twat“, they called me “pathetic“, told me I was “blind“, “crass“, “snide“, “pretentious“, a “bullshitter” and that I was “belittling the fight against antisemitism” by talking about my family history.
One rabid anti-Corbynite told me that the fact I have family who died in the Holocaust “doesn’t give you a free pass to be a dick“.
Twat, pathetic, blind, pretentious, bullshitter, crass, dick.
Anti-Corbynites actually seem to think the best way to fight anti-semitism is to abuse someone whose Jewish family were murdered in a Nazi concentration camp.
Interesting strategy …
Of course, this proves the anti-Corbynites are not at all interested in defeating anti-semitism. They are only interested in trying to discredit Jeremy Corbyn.