Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 4:36 a.m. EST by ZenDog
from South Burlington, VT
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
I do not necessarily mind trolls. Funny, furry little creatures, chamaeleon like in behavior, consummate liars, persistent and provocative as they are, they are never the less, on occasion, highly entertaining. They can also be highly useful. In our effort to change the world I would not have us waste that which may be of use. I would not, because I recognize that we do face a herculean task, even if we have in fact already won.
What - should we go home simply because I say we have already won? Heavens no. We cannot, for there is far too much to be done if we are to claim our victory and bend this course of history to our will. No I say, we will not go home. For some of us there is no going home, not before we have achieved our aim. For some of us there is no going home ever again.
And so I say, poke them and be entertained. Who can say that our responses will not improve thanks to their provocation? Who can say that our arguments, which do come in service to the American People, and yes, even the institutions that serve them, who can say that our arguments will not become sharpened and more focused - an unintended consequence - of their actions?
Who can say that we will not improve?
Are there spies among them? I am sure there are. I am not afraid. I have become accustom over time, to just such an environment, unnatural and unwholesome as it may be. I have grown accustom to the ever present camera which has become a facet of American life and the nitwits who foster instability with just such devices. These can, if handled correctly, when combined with certain other environmental arrangements, become quite unnerving.
So what I say. Do not be unnerved.
Scientists have long known that the simple act of observation is not just observation, it is interacting. And so I say let us interact. Let us decide: they are the particle, and we are the wave. Who can say we will not gain insight into their deepest fears, our greatest strengths, or the methods that prove most effective?
Who can say that with the shape of our arguments that even trolls may not be subverted? Tamed and placed on a leash, and taught with all of our care and attention, to leap by our will? Make them leap I say, make them leap and be entertained.
This is targeted interdiction. This is the power of language. To shape the minds and so the will of those who oppose us, with nothing more than Words! Words fashioned of but one thing - truth.
For too long have the people of this nation labored under lies. We are among the most intelligent and sophisticated demographics on the planet. We will break the hand of those who would pick our pocket, and we will be lied to no more.
Trolls. Poke them I say. Poke them and be entertained.