I seem to have caught the attention of a troll or two lately. It’s not many, but they’re eerily similar in what they believe in based on the comments they leave behind. Here’s a rundown on these types based on the responses (so far) and blogs some have:
The trolls I came across proudly brand themselves as conservative or members of the right wing side of politics. As such they have certain beliefs that they adhere to, again, based on their comments and blogs if they have them.
Liberals are their arch enemies
If there’s one thing conservatives hate, among a lot of things, are liberals. The left is the side of politics they despise due to the core belief that liberals hate white people and, in general, hate America. They consider them socialists which is their antithesis to their fascism.
If it’s not right, it’s left, no middle
Anyone who disagrees is apparently a liberal or at least a weak ass conservative. There is no center, no grey area. There’s right and there’s left. No in-between. And if you’re not a member of the right, you just ain’t right.
Racism against blacks is not as bad it seems, according to them
They don’t think that black people have it that hard. Some may agree that there is racism against them. However, they scoff at the thought that there is such a thing as institutionalized or systematic racism.
Some may even take it a step further back and claim how slavery had its qualities for blacks. For instance, according to them, they were brought to America, which is essentially a win. They could’ve remained in Africa and lived in a third world hell, they believe. This is probably based on how they view Africa today through the mainstream’s endless stream of images of extreme poverty and war in some areas in a few countries.
Islamophoic for a reason, Muslims are terrorists
Some think that Islam is a violent religion. Muslims are terrorists essentially. So, it’s okay to look down and even hate them. All terrorism in the world was caused by Muslims. A white terrorist is – like the liberal media they oppose – a pair of words they won’t put together.
They’re against racism – mostly against whites
They don’t think racism against people of color, blacks especially, is a major issue. However, racism against white people is. They strongly feel like whites are being oppressed due to, but are not limited to, affirmative action, welfare and diversity. Even though affirmative action mostly benefits white women, most people on welfare are white and diversity is still low in numerous institutions, these conservative trolls think that the oppression against white people, especially straight white males, is real.
Some may believe that there is still anti-black racism, but if they have blogs, you couldn’t tell as they’re not so vocal about being against it. They may even try to argue that it’s not racism and that it’s the fucked up nature of black culture.
They think POC bloggers who discuss whiteness are actual racists. Some think they’re no different than white racists, even though there’s no equivalency and no threat. However…
They won’t admit what color they are
Even though they portray themselves as those speaking against racism against whites, they won’t reveal their race. Normally, you can’t know what some of them look like, and – of course – it’s in their favor. They can say how they’re black, Latinx, Asian even a Martian if they want to, and will stick to that story no matter how ‘white’ they sound.
Make no mistake. Some may actually be POC who sides with conservatives. It’s not unusual. However, the way they respond and/or blog leaves a little suspicion. Just saying.
They demand proof so they will reject it
As mentioned earlier, conservative trolls of this and other varieties don’t believe in widespread systemic racism or that America is racist towards POC. So, when you explain the contrary, they will ask for evidence, data, statistics, charts, anything to make your case strong. You actually produce some form of proof, and what do they do. Turn it down in their response.
Your attempt to proof your case is weak to them no matter what you produce. If it’s an article from a news site they deem is leftist, it’s cause for immediate rejection. If it’s a research paper from an accredited college, it’s still no good. If it’s empirical evidence, it’s tossed away. No matter what you give them, they’ll throw it away and say “try again”.
Bottom line, they’re not interested in your evidence. Thus, they’re not interested in what you’re saying. Racism against POC is a small issue to them. End of story.
Yet, racism against whites is the more vital issue.
Have minimal proof of their own claims
They don’t have much, if any, proof that white people are being oppressed, and any evidence presented is normally from a right wing source. But of course, any differing source from practically anything is deemed leftist and wrong while right wing sources are credible no questions asked.
When it comes to POC and Muslims, POC conservatives that echo their sentiments on racism or Muslims who agree that Islam is a violent religion are perfect to strengthen their cases. They are their holy grails of unbridled support. Apparently, the rest of the POC and Muslim communities who think differently should listen to their right wing members as what they believe in is the truth.
However, some will never site their information. No links. No excerpts from articles. Nothing. They will produce data and stats out of seemingly nowhere and claim how it’s true.
Arguing against basic facts
You can’t argue over what’s objective. But to these trolls, facts aren’t facts and fake news and false information, produced likely by other conservatives, are true. They live in a Bizarro world and love it.
Actual news is fake news
Any news that shows straight white males, especially conservatives and Republicans, in a bad light over something they’ve done or accused of doing is considered fake, a part of some conspiracy against the right and against straight white males. End of story.
Writing about the bloggers they trolled…constantly
Not necessary limited to conservative trolls as I’ve written about trolls before. But for some, they feel this need to obsess over them as they write excessively about how and why their opponents are wrong based on their thinking which they strongly believe is the absolute truth.
Egotism, believing and portraying themselves as something more than what they actually are, regular bloggers. Hell, they probably think this post is about them. And they may be right.
An unyielding drive to win arguments
Their basic drive is to “conquer” debates against liberals. They want to have the last word despite some of them claiming to want to learn, exchange ideas or have a conversation. The truth is they don’t want to learn shit from another viewpoint and their version of conversing involves that they talk and we listen and agree. The clues are in their use of insults against your opinions and/or you.
When you confront them about it or throw insults back at them, then they’ll cry victim and lecture you on how wrong you were for giving them a taste of their own medicine. For the right, personal responsibility never applies to them, only to everyone else.
In the end, they don’t know when to quit, unless you block their asses. They’re basically cyberbullies, lurking for a blog, website or forum to invade and assault those not on the right with false notions about race, gender, anything of topic.
It’s not merely about disagreeing. They will engage in juvenile name-calling and petty insults thinking that they’re actions of an intellectual. But for a group of people that thinks the most privileged group in a white racist, sexist (against women) nation are victims of oppression, they’re obviously not as aware or as anti-racist as they think or proclaim they are. And like it or not, that’s a simple fact that they chose to ignore.
And soon, the ones with blogs will write about this and rebuke every statement piece by piece, making me and the post appear stupid and evil to make themselves look better.