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Forum Post: Do not reply to the Trolls.

Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 20, 2011, 11:22 p.m. EST by yasminec001 (584)
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That is exactly what they want.

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[-] 5 points by TheAncientMariner (100) 8 years ago

You have to reply to them because they can not be left to promote untruths without being challenged. If you don't, they occupy a false moral high ground and perpetuate the myths that we all fight against. Keep fighting and show the trolls up for the mean, uneducated thieves of goodness they really are!

[-] 3 points by enlightened (177) 8 years ago

Are these trolls like the conservatives that try suppres free speech

[-] 9 points by TheAncientMariner (100) 8 years ago

Of course they are. They don't want free speech unless it comes from idiots like Glenn "crocodile Tears" Beck or catholic Bill "it's ok to molest children" O'Reilly. This movement is so true it was named in 1973! The 99%! Listen and agree. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=071FuD5CVag&feature=related

[-] 1 points by enlightened (177) 8 years ago

Sorry I didn't get the point of the video, I dont know who the people are

Have you see one, It is kind of long. It shows exactly how the stock market crash with video of many of the banker and politicians. If you watch it, you will have to share it

http://vimeo.com/25142692

[-] 1 points by TheAncientMariner (100) 8 years ago

It is someone saying that free choice is all very well, but if you belong to the 99% of the population who will never be able to exercise that choice because you don't have the money to do so then it isn't really a choice! sigh. And he said it 38 years ago - this stuff is not new!

[-] 1 points by enlightened (177) 8 years ago

Thanks I did finally get it, but you gave me a better understanding

It's amazing how scenarios that true keep cycling back around

[-] 1 points by TheAncientMariner (100) 8 years ago

Correct, because truth is universal :-) Thanks for taking the time to understand that this stuff is not new - it is long past it's sell by date and should be consigned to the dustbin of history! We deserve better!

[-] 2 points by TheAncientMariner (100) 8 years ago

Lets just look at something from 1973 and let us all decide where the truth lies? The 99% is a very good slogan because a brilliant man used it 38 years ago!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=071FuD5CVag&feature=related

[-] 1 points by enlightened (177) 8 years ago

I finally got it?

[-] 1 points by TheAncientMariner (100) 8 years ago

groovy! Take it forward and use it!

[-] 1 points by enlightened (177) 8 years ago

Hey seriouslly you have to check this out ---you will pass this one around http://vimeo.com/25142692
It start out about the collapse of another country for a few minutes

It's long, open it in another window and listen to it while you post

[-] 1 points by TheAncientMariner (100) 8 years ago

Wish I had the language skills to do so but I don't :-( It is also 6.30 am here and I am ready to drop lool! Thanks for the link though :-)

[-] -1 points by AntiCorp (187) 8 years ago

So speech is only free if you are not a Troll....very hypocritical.

[-] 1 points by enlightened (177) 8 years ago

I am not really sure what you meant by that

[-] 2 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

I understand your tactic and of course, my brother, you are free to do as you wish. I am sorry for saying it in an authoritarian kind of way, but I want people to also realize that we might be giving fuel and attention to these excuses for humans.

It might serve us to focus our strength and attention on the matters at hand, and not those who want to distract us.

[-] 1 points by TheAncientMariner (100) 8 years ago

Everyone has their own point of focus but I think the main point of my focus is this - unless something changes radically there will be no future! I have beautiful grandchildren who will inherit slavery if this doesn't achieve anything now - and THEY will be the slaves!

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

I have a little brother that I'm supporting right now. I know what you mean. Our children are the future.

If we don't change, ground up, and completely revolutionize our very thinking and the ideals that we have built our societies upon, we will all be doomed.

[-] 1 points by JohnB (138) 8 years ago

Well said AncientMariner. The trolls just created their own list of trolls. They even had me on it. I'm probably on their target list, because I've successfully called them out over the last three days.

I think my posts over the last week speak for themselves.

[-] 2 points by TheAncientMariner (100) 8 years ago

Agreed!

[-] 1 points by verita87 (140) 8 years ago

Will do! Perhaps I was mistaken when I suggested people should ignore trolls.

But racism pisses me off and I don't want to respond to that.

[-] 2 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

Come on guys...we're talking about our loved ones suffering, about children starving to death each minute, about people dying because of simple maladies that people with riches can get over with a snap of their finger, we're talking about 14-hour day shifts that people in foreign countries are working for just 75 cents per hour to manufacture a product that will sell for $125 in another country...

We're talking about people who are starving, dying, suffering, who are regular people like you and me but have no one to care for them. We're talking about our rights as humans being regulated, controlled, and closely monitored...

[-] 1 points by TheAncientMariner (100) 8 years ago

You have got it so right!!!

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

Thanks. And, unfortunately, that's just skimming the surface.

[-] 2 points by MakeLuvNotBillions (113) 8 years ago

Hold up the mirror man, hold up the damned mirror; confront them with their wretched ugliness!!

[-] 1 points by BigChill (79) 8 years ago

To anyone interested in strengthening the OWS movement I recommend TheMultitude.org as a complimentary venue for information and focused discussion.

http://www.themultitude.org/forum/

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

thank you. i have been visiting there recently and will permanently make the move soon.

[-] 1 points by BigChill (79) 8 years ago

You're welcome. Without diminishing the value of the OWS forum, I find TheMultitude.org a refreshing change of pace.

Both forums are important.

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

Agreed. occupytogether.org is good, too.

[-] 1 points by BigChill (79) 8 years ago

Thanks, I'll check it out.

[-] 1 points by zz1968 (89) 8 years ago

Worst is that by replying to them you push their posts up. At this moment a normal forum post falls off the list in about two minutes. That is the lifetime of a well written, well thought and reasoned comment. Ignore trolls and keep the good topics on the top of the list

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

way too many troll threads at the moment

are we concentrating on meta structure?

sub categories for trolls

PINK FLOYD - THE FINAL CUT - THE FLETCHER MEMORIAL HOME emo music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2DfX4OGyoE

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

Yes. I am moving to another forum. I just wanted to advise people on the best strategy in reference to those who would like to distract us from our goals.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

don't be a stranger

good luck and thank you

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

Everyone on this planet is my family. Good luck to you as well and take care of yourself.

[-] 1 points by superman22x (188) 8 years ago

Seems like most threads are made about trolls trolling these days. Which is as good as trolling. Everyone's a troll these days. It's spreading like a disease! Good Lord!

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

Then pay it no attention, like I advised people to do. There are more important issues.

[-] 1 points by JohnB (138) 8 years ago

You should absolutely reply to them by calling them out IMMEDIATELY. The best solution is to expose them, and watch them run for cover.

[-] 2 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

The only problem I have seen in that is that my focus and direction of attention is then distracted by those things. It gets me furious.

I think the only point of their existence here is to distract us.

[-] 1 points by JohnB (138) 8 years ago

Agreed. It's equivalent of trying to hold a coherent conversation in your living room, then you're crazy and uninvited neighbor comes barging in, drunk and obnoxious.

Probably the best thing we can do is ignore them. For now, we need to call them out so everyone can see what trolls are, and how they operate, sometimes very sneak and coordinated. As people's troll detectors get better, we can ignore them far more effectively.

[-] 2 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

That made me laugh hard lol Great humor.

True. I agree with you. I think that's the best course of action we should take as of now.

[-] 1 points by billsmith (2) 8 years ago

Chairman Obamarx is down 7% in approval on Gallup thanks to OWS... please keep crappin' clappin' and yappin' in that NYC park. We Republicans love you!!!

[-] 1 points by JohnB (138) 8 years ago

And we love you that you support us, even if you have an alternative agenda. :-)

You will find that we are far more non-partisan than you have been told. The latest polls show that over 70% of OWS people are neither Democrats or Republicans, but Independents. We are the 99%, even if you don't know it yet. The divide and conquer strategy employed by the Mainstream media propaganda is not working. We have more than twice the support in the general public as the Tea Party.

[-] 1 points by billsmith (2) 8 years ago

Chairman Obamarx is down 7% in approval on Gallup thanks to OWS... please keep crappin' clappin' and yappin' in that NYC park. We Republicans love you!!!

[-] 1 points by sdcheung (76) 8 years ago

we don't like Obama either..idiot. Both party sucks!

different party same fucking coin!

[-] 1 points by enlightened (177) 8 years ago

I appreciate the troll warning, I just learned about them today

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

You're very welcome. But, like I failed to mention, you are of course free to do as you wish.

[-] 1 points by enlightened (177) 8 years ago

Thanks,

[-] 1 points by Derp (14) from Libertyville, IL 8 years ago

But I like feeding them.

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

You are free to do as you wish.

[-] 1 points by Nulambda (265) 8 years ago

I say hug a troll. Make a troll your friend. A troll is really your nemisis. And your best friend.... (I am sure so doucebag troll is gonna tell me to stop eating shit and being such a pussy hippie). :)

[-] 2 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

I like responding to them in a loving and understanding manner sometimes, just to trip them out. :)

[-] 0 points by roloff (244) 8 years ago

Thats impossible

[-] 0 points by marcxstar (167) from Los Angeles, CA 8 years ago

Trolls are those in the 99% who are still asleep and easily manipulated by the 1%.

They ought to be treated with loving kindness as parents do their children who have yet to mature.

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

Very mature of you, brother. I agree, though I still think we should directly focus on the matters at hand.

Yet, I have also noticed that the trolling is systematic, and could be a front from those who want to disturb and discredit the movement. A distraction.

[-] 0 points by marcxstar (167) from Los Angeles, CA 8 years ago

Yes, I'm sure the troll issue encompasses a bigger scope than what I mention in my comment above.

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

I'm sure as well...Our enemy(ies) are unpredictable.

[-] 0 points by AntiCorp (187) 8 years ago

Do these Trolls live under a bridge?

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

Yes, and they harass you for a toll to cross it.

[-] 0 points by BJS3D (95) from Eugene, OR 8 years ago
[-] 2 points by yasminec001 (584) 8 years ago

That's cool. You keep on doing what you want.