Twitter users whipped out their left-wing family trees today to see who had the biggest, baddest #LeftyAncestors.

Left-wing author and columnist Owen Jones got the ball rolling with a proud tale of his heroic socialist great-grandfather.

Not to be outdone, others jumped in with tweets celebrating their left-wing heritage and boasting about just how red their diapers were.

Wait, but we thought inheriting was a bad thing. So, it’s cool to inherit a political opinion, just not money or property? Gotcha.

One left-wing Twitter user knew what would come next.


Some lefties without their “fair share” of pristine left-wing heritage were critical of the hashtag.

Time to spread the #LeftyAncestors around?