Is "Southbeach" still here? ...obviously in a new sock....I thought he got tired of RJ...nice! Lol!
Yes, he's still here. Since PennsyGuy isn't real - just a Southbeach Sock, I wonder why anyone responds to his posts.
A good debating point. My position is that when lies are being broadcast, to an audience often unaware of the truth and willing to believe what they're told, it's vital to state the truth and refute the lies. Despite the personal abuse one suffers doing it.
But of course that kind of cat fighting also disrupts a site, and damages it. Which is another goal of these trolls. When they operate as individuals it can be explained as mindless online vandalism. And if you can explain the ultimate cause of their actions you'd be better than psychology experts who have been trying to explain vandalism since the 1800s, when that medical discipline developed.
Things get even more tricky when the trolls operate as agents of outside interests. That this happens has been proven with factual discoveries regarding US Right Wing organizations, but more recently with coordinated social media attacks by Russian government-controlled trolls. Princicpally operating from a "boiler room" in St. Petersberg, Russia. But other state players have been identified, too, from China, North Korea, and other anti-West countries.
The Internet was created by idealist computer nerds who foresaw a free, universal information highway as a boon to mankind. Our enemies only see it as a boon to the dissemination of their propaganda.
Note, therefore, that most of the trolls here promote pro-Russian, pro alt-right propaganda. Which also contains anti-gay aims. Doubly offensive to the smart, informed gay guys on RJ, who care deeply about our country and their own welfare.