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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Twilight Zone of the Trolls

I suppose we've all had our run ins with these seemingly harmless little pesty critters from time to time. And some of us eagerly await the next visit so we can blast them with both barrels while others curse and condemn the often vile acts of these unwanted visitors. But most of us just swat the little buggers away as we would a fly at the picnic table and think little about it, because to us they are no more than that lowly insect. But I must tell you we are wrong, we are very wrong to dismiss these trolls, these visitors from another planet. For most of us live in a world of moral clarity, we live in a world of right and wrong, in a world of defined borders. In short, we have values and principals and we have found our way in a world of lost souls. These intruders however have no such values and for them right and wrong, good and evil does not exit. Theirs is a world of grays with no black and white and no absolutes, with no beginning and no end. And when they come into our world, into our pool of clarity they will always cloud the water, sometimes ever so slightly and at other times they will muddy our crystal pool. Yes, we swat them away and pat ourselves on the back for the quickness in which we've dispatched them. But for them, they will leave satisfied and set their sites on their next victim. So do what you will next time you get a visit from these unwelcome intruders, these visitors from another land but always remember their goal is to muddy your pool and the longer they stay the less clear things become and an unseen seed may have been planted in your backyard. As for your visitor he feels no pain for he feeds on your well aimed volleys because he lives in the murky "Twilight Zone of the Trolls" and he wants your company for he has no friends.

15 comments:

TexasFred said...

Elmo came back huh?

He hit American and Proud too, made a pass at ME, I mean a SEXUAL pass, something to do with *teabagging* as the LIBBER trash means it...

I was LMAO at it, and him, that's all they're good for, a few laughs.. In a sick kind of way...

Ron Russell said...

Yea, Elmo was back had to delete the repulsive comment, but left his little thing hanging.

Debbie said...

Spot on Ron.

This fellow elmo gets around, doesn't he. Ever get a read debate out of him? Nope.

You are so right about muddying the waters.

Deborah F. Hamilton
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Ron Russell said...

Right Debbie, I no longer engage this worrisome critters. I tried that once and it accomplished nothing and was far more trouble than I would ever invite on myself again. What a waste of time and energy.

Teresa said...

I agree with you and Debbie about these trolls muddying up the waters.

Remember Elmo is only wound up enough to be able to engage pre-schoolers.

These trolls seem to love causing trouble. And, so damn annoying. I combat my troll nyp the best I can. Good luck with dealing with Elmo.

Ron Russell said...

Don't need any luck in dealing with Elmo, Teresa---just a click on the delete button and he's gone.

LD Jackson said...

Thankfully, I haven't had a problem with trolls in a very long time. Thank God for the delete button when it is needed.

Ron Russell said...

I enjoy the delete button, almost as easy as the trigger and a lot cleaner.

Matt said...

That's a good one. How ironic (or not) that Elmo returned for a post about trolls?

Ron Russell said...

Actually Matt, the post was only in draft form when that little critter, Elmo showed up. But then I could care less before or after. I must say this, if I had a name like "Elmo" I would have to change it---the name must say something about "it".

Dr. Dave said...

I've taken Fred's advice and have cut them off. I approve ALL comments now, and I've stopped trying to antagonize them. If they come, they come, and I can delete or not. But their days of trying to control my forum are over.

Ron Russell said...

At first I played into their hand, but quickly realized that mistake and now I just delete. But yours is a good way also.

TexasFred said...

And NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER vindicate the little bastards by linking to their pathetic little page or blog...

That makes their cry for attention even more pathetic... :)

Ron Russell said...

You make a good point Fred, I was testing something out on the Elmo comment and always intended to take that little link out.

Mr Pink Eyes said...

I usually just let a troll's comments stay because I feel it exposes them as the morons that they are. I usually do not respond to them angrily, because that is what they want, but sometimes the urge is too great and I just have to comment.