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The Soggy Liberal has seen fit toÂ respond to my blog postÂ below. Normally, I would respond to him at his site instead of making this a game of dueling blogs, but Mr. Soggy Liberal has said my comments are no longer welcome there because I donâ€™t toe the PC party line.Â
First, there is much to respond to, and I donâ€™t have time for a lengthy reply at this time. I do, however, want to briefly address the definition of a trollÂ since I have been accused of being one. Wikipedia defines a troll as follows:Â
In Internet terminology, a troll is someone who intentionally posts derogatory or otherwise inflammatory messages about sensitive topics in an established online community such as an online discussion forum to bait users into responding.
The key part of that definition is â€œto bait users into responding.â€ While I think it is potentially problematic to define something based on someoneâ€™s intent, that is the common understanding of the term. Apparently Soggy thinks being a troll means posting something Soggy disagrees with or something that isnâ€™t a pitch perfect regurgitation of PC right think. (Sorry, that was redundant.)
I was not trying to bait the Soggy Lib into responding. I couldnâ€™t care less whether he responds. I posted a response at his site because he linked to Conservative Times and had harsh things to say about us. My post was an attempt to defend the honor of Conservative Times. (SL, honor is an old fashioned value so you, good little progressive that you are, might need to look it up.)Â I did so in a reasonable and thoughtful way as is my general style. There was no baiting, just reasoned argument. Something â€œliberalsâ€ these days arenâ€™t very good at.