White Trolls On The Internet Gone White Troll On The Internet

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Yes, you are entitled to your own opinion. However, I don’t need to validate it as logical, reasonable, or even important.

You might not know this, but as someone who runs a blog, I have to deal with people and their stupid, uninformed opinions on a daily basis. They show up in our comments section (and we moderate they hell out of their asses). They show up in the news reports people expect us to respond to. Stupid people, trolls, and their progeny lurk in every corner of the internet and the world at large, an ever-present malevolent force waiting for the perfect moment to shit on your day.

Some days, it seems every white person with a mouth, keyboard, and an internet connection feels themselves important enough to weigh in on every subject. And they are entitled to their opinions. We just aren’t required to listen to or receive them.

Like when (white) feminists got all butt hurt about being “left out” of Beyoncé’s “Formation”. Or when police unions voted to boycott staffing security at Beyonce’s concerts. Or when Trump supporters have claimed he is a viable candidate. Or whenever Stacey Dash or Raven Symone or any other pandering black conservative opens their mouth or sends out a tweet.

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We don’t need to take them seriously, and we don’t need to amplify their voices. Why? Because these poor souls just don’t have the cultural sensitivity required to put something as simple as Beyoncé’s lyrics or Super Bowl performance in the context of the broader landscape of America’s past, present, or future.

They don’t see the faces and bodies of those fighting and dying for civil rights just 60 years ago. They don’t see Emmitt Till in Trayvon Martin or Tamir Rice or Michael Brown or Rekia Boyd or…. They don’t care that comparing blacks to monkeys has deeply historical insidious roots, and that we can’t erase the outlets and awarding bodies that service the black community because blacks still aren’t represented appropriately or equally in the mainstream. They see things with a myopic view, disconnecting them from a larger narrative and living experience.

So, let’s not waste one more nanosecond of our time giving them any of our energy or any more of the relevance they are so thirsty for. And just like we do here with the scores of racist, misogynistic, queer-phobic, backwards, and downright ignorant people that find their way to our comments section, let’s delete and move on.

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Daren W. Jackson

Daren is one half of the Water Cooler Convos team. He's a writer, music connoisseur, and comic book geek who spends his free time working on his novel and other short stories.

2 Responses

  1. iman says:

    I couldn’t agree more with this article. Everywhere i go, i see nothing but hatred towards those with a different skin color in every comment section and every website on the internet. Sure not all white people are bad, ( i still talk to my friends who are white on Facebook) but that doesn’t change the fact that a lot of them are racist. Never do i see an Asian, Jew, or any other race spew hatred against black people, its always the white ones. Its like they knew if they say it in public, there gonna be a riot, so they put thier ignorance all over the internet to show. its disgusting and demon like. they complain about everything and i am sick of them. great article.

  2. HOPE FLOATS. JUSTICE ENDURES. TRUTH RISES. The deplorable Blind Dead will continue to see what they want to see and hear what they already know. This is TPPS – Tiny Pink Penis Syndrome–at its least erect–run amok–gone hog pink wild. They are so deep into the belly of this beast of their own making that the only exit left is through the demon’s ass. [White] America is rotten to the core with a corrupt, decadent, and insane system of criminalized justice where protecting the myth of white [male] supremacy has always been more important than truth and justice. Fear and greed is the cancer causing American way. As they continue to shovel junk food onto the white paper plate called their bottomless egos, their cancer cells gorge in gluttonous abandon. Truth rises along with rampant levels of drug addiction, mental illness, cancer, diss-ease, impotency, and clinical sterility. Sooner has become later, and yet, Truth rises anyway; in every way–every day. In this Time, rarely will the only head that can hang on a deplorable [white] male hold itzSelf up again. Prepare for the shunning of a wetigo stricken [white] America. It will be called 2020 Vision.