You know, this is not a point-to-point correspondence…

…to how one measures success in the political blogosphere: but it comes danged close.  And it’s based on something that most trolls never really grok, bless their hearts.  To wit: as somebody or other once noted, the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference.  That’s why so many folks in the ‘sphere informally use their hate mail to keep score.

Which is one major reason why I avoid hating my enemies*.  Why give them the satisfaction?

Moe Lane

*The other being that as somebody else once noted, hatred is based on fear.  I go with despising my enemies, instead: that’s based on sheer elemental revulsion, which is perfectly safe for both my moral development and my digestion.


  • Catseye says:

    To “Hate” someone you must first have a certain amount of Respect for that person. Most Trolls never manage to achieve that minimum level of Respect necessary. Hence, they are little more than annoying nuisance.

  • Patrick Thomas says:

    Also, how can you hate someone that helped you get an Ipad?

  • Gunga says:

    I send trolls to my neighbor. He loves ’em! …with gravy.

  • Finrod says:

    From the end of Ever After: A Cinderella Story:

    “I want you to know that I will forget you after this moment, and never think of you again. But you, I am quite certain, will think about me every single day for the rest of your life.”

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