But trolling has become the main tool of the alt-right, an Internet-grown reactionary movement that works for men's rights and against immigration and may have used the computer from Weird Science to fabricate Donald Trump. Not only does Trump share their attitudes, but he's got mad trolling skills: he doxxed Republican primary opponent Senator Lindsey Graham by giving out his cell-phone number on TV and indirectly got his Twitter followers to attack GOP political strategist Cheri Jacobus so severely that her lawyers sent him a cease-and-desist order.
The alt-right's favorite insult is to call men who don't hate feminism "cucks," as in "cuckold." Republicans who don't like Trump are "cuckservatives." Men who don't see how feminists are secretly controlling them haven't "taken the red pill," a reference to the truth-revealing drug in The Matrix. They derisively call their adversaries "social-justice warriors" and believe that liberal interest groups purposely exploit their weakness to gain pity, which allows them to control the levers of power. Trolling is the alt-right's version of political activism, and its ranks view any attempt to take it away as a denial of democracy.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
"Shut up!" explained Time Magazine.
This is so precious.
That's right friends, if you don't believe in all the same stuff Joel Stein tells you to in TIME Magazine, you are a troll. Oh, and a racist.
In other news, Twitter just cut 250,000 accounts for "extremism" and are rolling out something they like to call a "Quality Filter".
Now, I'll be first in like to applaud an American company for sticking up for their own country. If what's been done here is to cut off all the ISIS-affiliated assholes in the world. I'm all for that. But I expect we will start seeing lots more cases like Milo the Mad Faggot, who got booted off Twitter for making fun of a Left-leaning actress who starred in the (allegedly) underwhelming Ghost Busters reboot film. Because Twitter is 100% in the tank for Hillary, and this is an election year.