During the last few years, a relatively small group of trolls memed its way to dominance of the discussion about issues in American politics. Most of their power came from the fact that with the rise of Obama, it was clear that a Leftist Establishment existed and was seeking total domination.
That gave trolls the role that they need, which is as outsiders with wisdom who point out what people inside the ghetto of “socially acceptable” cannot, namely that our System is failing and its Narrative is based upon untrue assumptions like human equality.
Trolling succeeds by provoking the other party into revealing contradiction in its thinking and behavior, for example when the Left promotes “tolerance” but then quickly follows it up with intolerance, censorship, and repression against anyone who fails to agree enthusiastically enough.
It turns out that trolling has a long history among the powerful:
The chapter is a branch of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity, which is currently suspended at Yale for vocally promoting rape culture.
The Yale chapter was excluded for five years in May 2011, after new members were videoed marching across the New Haven, Connecticut campus chanting “No means yes! Yes means anal!”
“DKE counts among its esteemed alumni five United States presidents [including George W. Bush and Theodore Roosevelt], and countless leaders in business, sports, entertainment, education, medicine and science.”