The trolls will always be with you.

Like the poor from the New Testament pronouncement they are here to stay. While walking home, I was given to reflecting upon the favourite rhetorical moves of the troll clan. It struck me that they are similar to the preachers of hell fire and brimstone sermons.

You don’t deserve to live because …
You will be damned because …

In either case what is at stake is an ethics of respect, a practice of finding worth. So it is in that spirit that I rework the Christian admonition: Love the demon, not the demonizer.

Here’s for all the fallen angels. They will not always be with us.

And so for day 1686

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