Originally posted on Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife:
I have often wondered how humans throughout history have allowed sadistic dictators and other evil people to brainwash them and participate in the most heinous of acts. Psychopaths from Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and to a lesser extend David Koresh and Jim Jones have been able to create a “lynch mob” mentality among otherwise “normal” people. We are seeing the exact same thing now with the obsessed wolf killers and anti-wolf trolls. This isn’t on the level of genocidal maniacs like mentioned above but the concept sure seems the same.
From the absolutely disgusting sadism on display in pictures and words on the “Wisconsin Wolf Hunting” Facebook page to the vile posts that anti-wolf trolls try to harass living wildlife advocates with there is something pathologically wrong with these people. The absolutely lose their minds when someone questions their killing motives or dares show compassion for the animals that they like to kill. They attempt to insult and bully us in any way that they can. It even went so fat that a couple of months ago a local wildlife advocate found a gutted coyote on the hood of their vehicle. That is where we have to be smart.
We need to stop responding with emotion and respond with the FACTS . Of course that does not always work because I recently had an anti-wolf troll completely deny the DNR’s 2.3% rule that all livestock losses over 2.3% are automatically attributed to “wolf depredation.” NOTHING will change the twisted views of these people. They want to bully us and lead us into traps, as even I fell for with the “Adam Kind” posts. We cannot let them do this. Let their own words paint a picture of who they really are. These people think that the “public” is on their side because everyone they know in their little rural enclaves believe the same things they do. If you do not agree with them you are just a “whack job” or ignorant (of course among their name calling and bullying there are usually many, many misspelled words). Some also believe that they have some type of religious permission to justify their sadism, so nothing that we say or do is going to change that view. We need to MONITOR and report what they write, but DO NOT engage. That is what they want. They want to gang up on us “antis” to bully us even more. We must be smarter than them and not fall into their traps, literally and figuratively.