Trolling: to make a deliberately offensive or provocative online post with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them. And if that’s the definition of the word, there are a lot of really blatantly obvious trolls online that are really, really awful at it. It’s like they don’t even know what they’re supposed to be doing.
I’ve come to the conclusion that a huge number of the most offensive racist posters over on Gab are, in fact, trolls. Whether they actually hold any racist views of their own, it’s clear that these are just children who are trying to piss people off and doing a terrible job at it. They’re not upsetting anyone, they’re just making themselves look like complete morons in the guise of being “edgy”.
They’re not even entertaining. I’m not sure who they are trying to piss off because they seem so utterly unfocused. If they’re trying to piss off the alt-left, which I guess could be interesting, they’re on the completely wrong forums to do it. Are they going after the alt-right? Seems like a pointless gesture because they’re saying things that most wouldn’t be offended by, and in fact would probably agree with. So is it the rest of us, the centrist majority who hates both the far left and far right? They’re still just a bunch of laughable buffoons who are so absurdly obviously trolling that nobody takes them seriously, yet they exist by the ton and take the bait with nary a moment’s hesitation. It’s hard to believe anyone is this dumb, but they are!
But that seems to be the new norm online these days, kids pretending that pissing people off is fun, but only if they do it anonymously so they don’t get popped in the mouth. Unfortunately, they’re not even good at it and they quickly get added to everyone’s ignore list so their idiocy is no longer seen. Not that I’m complaining, I have a very low tolerance for stupidity these days as it is, but I really don’t understand why they’d think this is a worthwhile way to spend their time. Then again, I’m sure I’m a lot more intellectual than these low-brows who would probably find kicking cripppled kids to be hilarious. I weep for the future of mankind, really I do.