This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Monday, February 8, 2016
How not to be a Perseverating Troll
TO BEGIN WITH, TROLLS APPEAR NOT TO REALLY CARE WHAT YOU THINK. SO THEY GO OFF THE SUBJECT. INSTEAD, THEIR QUESTIONS SEEM MORE TO SUCKER YOU AWAY WITH QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS THAT TAKE EVERYONE OFF INTO THE WEEDS. FOLLOWING ARE SOME TYPICAL EXAMPLES FROM A MOST RECENT POST THAT SEEM NOT TO BE FOR COLLECTING INFORMATION: (Trolling responses are italicized and emphasis is given to what makes them sound disingenuous )
I've never figured out why conservatives oppose wind and solar energy? Do conservatives fear making a cleaner, renewable energy source and creating jobs manufacturing, installing and maintaining this new renewable energy is a Liberal idea that could change their minds about believing in science, arithmetic and people they hate?
Can a 15 year old watch Doomsday Preppers instead of working? Would that build the necessary "character"?
We still don't know what the participation rate conservatives think would be considered as good? This is a simple question requiring just a slight about(sic) of critical thinking.
My questions are simple.
How have conservatives advanced society and the lives of working Americans?(Trolls typically ask insincere questions which you recognize after you have experience with their modus oparendi For example this question has been asked over and over by the same person. Also, stupid us, it has been answered over and over.)
TROLLS DO DRIVE BY SHOOTING WITH ONE LINER QUIPS, THEN EXIT:
Conservative public policy only helps the corrupt and the greedy.
Conservatives are not good at reality.
THEY MAKE ABSURD STATEMENTS TO AGGRAVATE YOU INTO A RESPONSE:
Conservatives have opposed nearly everything President Obama has accomplished but history, facts and arithmetic continue to prove Peesident (sic) Obama's public policy correct.
Conservativism is an ideology with no history of success, none. Reagan is celebrated but his so called success is fictional. Reagan cut ant ran, traded sold guns to Iran, raised taxes and still ran up a huge deficit. Conservative don't do reality.
THEY MAKE MEANINGLESS STATEMENTS:
Blame the job creators. They control the game.
Ask your Ayn Randian republicans that ran on job creation. (What does this mean?)
The point is there are high level discussions which go on on this blog. So to the new persons, when you see inane statements like those above, especially when they have nothing to do with the original post, suspect possible trolling . Remember some people like to sabotage blogs. All our trolls use the title Anonymous which confuses, as there are some real bloggers who also click the Anonymous button. We wish you would not use Anonymous for obvious reasons. All names you make up are completely anonymous. Ask some techie to show you if you don't know how.
AND CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS? THIS CAME IN WHILE I WAS POSTING!
Most of those thing you hate fellow citizens, fellow Christians, Fellow Republicans and fellow human beings are base on lies or your own ignorance. Lots of money is spent on propaganda targeted to your demographic just to fuel your hate,looks like they are getting a good return on their investment. (Here the person doesn't know whether to respond because he does not know which Anonymous he is responding to. The comment has a troll ring about it. Some of us may give up responding to anonymous comments because of these problems.)
Posted by Blogger at 4:43 PM