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Anatomy of a Troll


I have been working for 3 years now on a feature length documentary about when an internet troll came to St. Joseph Missouri. My own history with this troll began here on Indietalk.com

The video above is not from the documentary proper but is more of a mini-doc update on some of what has been happening recently with the guy, who I just spent months with in court for a Civil Stalking Protection Order I filed against him. There are currently criminal charges filed against him and warrants for his arrest (misdemeanor, so no extradition).

It is a wild tale that I hope is as compelling for you as it has been for myself and his other victims.
 
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Does the subject of your documentary need Jail, or pills, or to be under medical supervision 24/7? I think we don't really know yet how the system should work, and everyone is too focused on looking confident in their ideologies to bother figuring it out.

Long story, but since you're somewhat of an investigative journalist, I thought you might find it interesting.

I am not qualified to answer what the guy in my documentary "needs" although jail is looking likely in the next few months for violating my Civil Stalking Protection Order I got against him. That process is working it's way through police, sheriffs, court, etc. The wheels of justice turn very very slowly.

And I did very much find it interesting. You went for a joke, I did find it funny, but it spurred a much deeper thought for me - and apparently you too as those are some fascinating insights you brought to the table here. THANK YOU!
 
You're welcome, it's nice to know that there are still people up for deeper discussions. I thrive on complexity, but I'm not well liked on modern social media because it's considered uncouth to have thoughts that run more than about 140 characters.

Maybe some day I'll give in and ingratiate myself with the public by toning it down a bit.

Q: Hey Nate, how do you think we should de escalate factional tensions in Palestine driven by centuries of cultural and religious differences?

A: This is a good looking crowd (pause for applause), America is Great! Thank you, and good night!
 

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Q: Hey Nate, how do you think we should de escalate factional tensions in Palestine driven by centuries of cultural and religious differences?

A: This is a good looking crowd (pause for applause), America is Great! Thank you, and good night!
have you seen the south park specials on paramount+ that take place in the future?
some pretty good gags, every one of jimmy's punchlines follows the same exact formula over and over again

like 'whats the difference between a transwoman and a lawyer? nothing they're both people and worth of respect. wow what a great audience"
 
have you seen the south park specials on paramount+ that take place in the future?
some pretty good gags, every one of jimmy's punchlines follows the same exact formula over and over again

like 'whats the difference between a transwoman and a lawyer? nothing they're both people and worth of respect. wow what a great audience"
Yeah, I saw it, you know how I am with media.

It should be a joke, but if you read transcripts from the real thing, there's not as much difference as you would imagine between a comedy show and real life. Pander, flatter, now dab, jazz hands, step back, tilt hat, spin, smile, agree with everyone, cue music and exit.
 
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