In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional or disciplinary response[1] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[2]

I was posting in the comments section of various DailyKos articles. Anyone that’s been on the DailyKos comments sections understands the tone – I was certainly much less vitriolic than the vast majority of commenters while admittedly more than some.

On the healthcare issue I argued against the Obama plan and back my statements by posting sections of the proposed house bill as well as excerpts from publications written by advisors to the White House. Rather than answer me, I was banned as a troll.

It’s interesting what happens in a liberal den when you present facts and attempt a discussion. I previously defined a “fundamentalist” as those who “keep [ their ] worldview hermetically sealed and free from critical examination.” I don’t think there’s a better description of the Kos group than that.