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My original goal for this letter was to scrutinize Bogamil's remarks point by clueless point. Unfortunately, Bogamil's focus wanders so wildly that he never actually finishes any of his points. I think you will notice this in the ensuing discussion. Before I say anything else, I'd like to state the following disclaimer for Bogamil's benefit: Warning! This letter may contain sarcasm. Okay, now that that's taken care of, let me posit the hypothesis that I love hearing the claims of an unenlightened layabout who doesn't realize that he's an unenlightened layabout. As a case in point, consider Bogamil's claim that his maneuvers are intelligent, commonsensical, and entirely consonant with the views of ordinary people. Such claims always make me laugh because, as we all know, supercilious, hotheaded scumbags are often found at Bogamil's elbow. This suggests to me that Bogamil has—not once, but several times—been able to yield this country to the forces of darkness, oppression, and tyranny without anyone stopping him. How long can that go on? As long as his uncongenial obloquies are kept on life support. That's why we have to pull the plug on them and oppose our human vices wherever they may be found—arrogance, hatred, jealousy, unfaithfulness, avarice, and so on. My eventual goal for this letter is to invite all the people who have been harmed by Bogamil to continue to express and assert their concerns in a constructive and productive fashion. I'm counting on you for your support.
When you try to reason with a troll, he wins.
An Internet "troll" is a person who delights in sowing discord on the Internet. He (and it is usually he) tries to start arguments and upset people. Trolls see Internet communications services as convenient venues for their bizarre game. For some reason, they don't "get" that they are hurting real people. To them, other Internet users are not quite human but are a kind of digital abstraction. As a result, they feel no sorrow whatsoever for the pain they inflict. Indeed, the greater the suffering they cause, the greater their 'achievement' (as they see it). At the moment, the relative anonymity of the net allows trolls to flourish.