They will try to make:
- Nonsense into something
- Something into nothing
- Nothing into something
A troll is someone who deliberately tries to disrupt, attack, offend or generally cause trouble by posting certain comments, photos, videos, GIFs or some other form of online content.
I block trolls for the same reason I scrape dog shit off my shoes: not becuse I’m “afraid” of dog shit, but because dog shit has not inherent value, creates a huge mess, and makes everything smell like dog shit.
Trolls: to clarify, in this analogy, you are dog shit.
For your consideration: Trolls are posting that the song: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is about rape. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/baby-its-cold-outside-controversy-holiday-song-history-768183/
There is no antidote for idiocy or extremism.
Man’s most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe. -Euripides
Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice. -George Jackson
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. -Shakespeare
Political language–and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists–is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. -George Orwell
If words are to enter men’s minds and bear fruit, they must be the right words shaped cunningly to pass men’s defenses and explode silently and effectually within their minds. -J.B. Phillips
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. -Alvin Toffler
An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t. -Anatole France
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. -Upton Sinclair
What occurs to me in reading their book is that the new American approach to social control is so much more sophisticated and pervasive that it really deserves a new name. It isn’t just propaganda any more, it’s ‘prop-agenda’. It’s not so much the control of what we think, but the control of what we think about. When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it’s the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone’s talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false ‘intelligence’ and selected ‘leaks’.
Brian Eno on Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber’s “Weapons of Mass Deception”