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

 
A number of you have recognized a troll. You know instantly how to discern one.  Most of you recognize that it is a complete waste of time which you will never get back in your lifetime if you engage.  
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.)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blogger

Just because you and others can't answer the simple question doesn't make them a bad public policy questions?

You had a post criticizing President Obama because of the current participation rate of citizens in the work force because it's 4% below it's all time high. Baby boomers are retiring and young people are staying in school. Why is that an inappropriate question?

Look at you your post with all of angry emoticon suggesting hate is the conservative norm.

Anonymous said...

So, Blogger. You feed the troll an entire thread? Looks like he has beat you again!

A Troll said...

It's not the Trolls job to kiss your ass. You have Rodger and little brau for that.

Anonymous said...

Blogger

The question that went unanswered by your fellow Conservatives was this.

What Conservative public policy will best help your children? How is that a trolling question, unrelated to conservative politics? I'm sorry it you think it's a trick question, just because you have no logical answer.

A Troll said...

"Can a 15 year old watch Doomsday Preppers instead of working? Would that build the necessary "character"?" This is Rodger's obsession. I wanted it to be relevant.

"How have conservatives advanced society and the lives of working Americans?" Wolf's nostalgic answer was a longing for Rhodesia

"Conservativism is an ideology with no history of success, none." Except for Rhodesia.

"Blame the job creators. They control the game." The magic, almighty "Job creators" was the buzz phrase that the republicans used during the 2010 midterms. They have been asleep at the wheel,(because they never existed except to Ayn Rand) even by your own assessment.

"Some of us may give up responding to anonymous comments because of these problems." You have given up because your own party has been misleading you and you are too emotionally and egotistically invested to accept it. It's called denial. The current republican field highlights that in Hi-Def. You've been sold and bought a dream that you were never intended to have. You may as well keep playing the lottery.

A Troll said...

And, stick to one type face. The upper case/lower case/italicized/bold face mish mash is as amateurish as Rubio. Try to fake maturity where you can. Try to be relevant and readable.

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLEo7H9tqSM

Nobody said...

Heavy reading - too heavy for our trolls, but the conservatives here who have the time might find a lot of interesting tidbits:

From 1985 - "Notes for the Reactionary of Tomorrow"

http://www.wildwestcycle.com/f_pensees.htm

Anonymous said...

Right-wing crank, as identified. That's what makes sense to you.

USS Rodger Young said...

A Troll said...
"It's not the Trolls job to kiss your ass. You have Rodger and little brau for that."


I see we have one of the defeated ones trying to challenge USS Rodger Young via the usual one line quip. LOL!!!! Which post(s) and threads did I give you a thrashing on my liberal sheep of a friend? LOL!!! We can revisit the issue if you like. Your ole friend.

USS Rodger Young

Billy Bartlett