They Were Never “Just Trolling”

Photo by Tama66 via Pixababy

I can’t remember the first time I heard the word “troll” used as a moniker for someone deliberately behaving badly on the Internet for attention. It was ages ago. I do remember not accepting the premise that the offenders were being hateful solely for “lulz,” though. That reasoning always seemed faulty to me. All that animus had to come from somewhere, and the most likely point of origin was inside of the trolls themselves. To me, it…