My Lonesome Enemy

by Brian Hioe

Vintage CCP poster features lady farmer giving a speech to wild acclaim, and the caption, 'The Communist Party Mobilizes All Its Members to Practice Agriculture in Order to Fight for the Popularization of Dazhai County, China'
Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

At this point, I think it’s mostly over. But for around a month, I was engaged in a disquieting sociological exercise, checking up on the socials of this fellow who was sending me threatening text messages every day.

I am a journalist and activist, so I have viewed it as inevitable that one day I’d attract some kind of harassment or threats. Well, there’s a first time for everything. In retrospect, I think I should count myself fortunate that this first harasser did not go about it in a very intelligent way. Someday, it may be a state-level actor who comes after me. But today, it’s just some crazy person on the internet, who somehow got hold of my phone number.

It’s a paywall, but a small one

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