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trollist

The trollist ideology or agenda is poorly codified and not widely agreed on. It is revealed mostly as shades of trollish language or of politically challenging - some say "challenged" - behaviour. It is the most overt and obnoxious manifestation of postmodern politics, and is how most people perceive such politics initially. See open politics service for some context.

Beyond some basic anarchist assertions, such as the role of the group entity not being emotional or cognitive, and centralized power therefore being undesirable, the trollist belief system seems to include at least:

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Someone who encourages people to do the above or propagate these beliefs calls a trollherd. Most known trolls have trollherds.

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The combination of the above with Marxist beliefs in a proletariat tends to be referred to as the theory of the "trolletariat", in which the trolls are assigned - or simply assume - the role of a revolutionary vanguard. In that theory, strong coontrol of the language, as in Orwell's Newspeak, and insertion of trollish verbs in particular, empowers people to make critical distinctions that will later serve to assume power.

So-called "cognitive politics" extends the trollist assumptions to their logical extremes, assigning those who resist existing power structure a cognitive unity that is denied those who exercise power over. Similar in structure to Gandhi's satyagraha, or Carol Moore's systems-theoretic model of it which supports secession of any smaller from any larger entity, it emphasizes the role of shared cognition and bioregions in forming the common ground of analysis. It is justified mostly by a particular theory of intellectual integrity: those who follow this theory can be trusted to hold radically more power than those who do not. It is accordingly a variant theory of what is nobility, and is compatible with notions of constitutional monarchy, i.e. The Commonwealth, or of weak theocracy, i.e. the Troll Pope.

The most extreme example of this cognitive politics is the Gaia philosophy in which the entire biosphere is assigned an effective life and integrative integrity.