Posted 3 years ago on March 3, 2012, 3 p.m. EST by pewestlake
from Brooklyn, NY
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Conservatrolls parachute into every forum, chat room and social media platform on the web for the sole purpose of spewing preposterous lies and reactionary ideologies. The smart ones are paid and experienced antagonists. The rest are just gullible thugs. All of them are trying to push the Overton Window ever-further to the right.
They hope that having a presence everywhere will create the impression that lots of people believe the same things they do -- that Americans are mostly evangelical reactionary libertarians who believe in small government for business and massive, huge government for the police state.
They represent the views of the 1% exclusively, despite any protestations to the contrary. Re-prosecuting the debate over birth control? 1%er. Complaining about paying for other people's problems? 1%er. Asking if Muslims value life? 1%er. Still carping about birth certificates? 1%er. Posting "proof" that Obama "palled around with terrorists?" 1%er.
The rational adult in me says ignore their juvenile taunts and let them preach to themselves. The political animal in me says crush them. I'm going case-by-case for now.