We can say the troll is being rude, but we can take a look at it from the other side: the dog feels entitled to the treat due to the way its culture trains it to expect one, and in a respect, it’s the owner’s fault for creating that expectation. The relationship, in essence, is completely optional, and a troll would know that. Trolls come in and deconstruct those expectations of decency
Trolls And Beasts; Or, “Calling it ‘trolling’ is stupid and harmful.”
Victoria Rose
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Interesting… So is trolling predicated on power/knowledge? Does a troll need to understand the arbitrariness of convention? Are we saying that philosophers from Socrates to Derrida are proto-trolls?

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