Thanksgiving Is Ruined
February 05, 2017
on the libidinal economy of trolling: some undigested notes
[T]he demand of jouissance creates difficulties in the relation to the Other . . . And, it is necessary, in analytic experience, to surmount the relationship of jouissance, the libidinal relationship, to leave space for the true relationship to the Other. . . . Certainly, this imaginary jouissance is always trolling, it is slow, it has weight, it is relatively inert, but finally, the supply troops will follow.
Jacques-Alain Miller, from "The Drive is Speech" (1997), included herein (.pdf)
Benjamin Noys, from "Futures of Accelerationism" (2016), here
I would like to argue that the internet provides the perfect outlet for this libidinal economy of schadenfreude to thrive. This is in that the web, with its default recourse to anonymity, precludes personal responsibility for one’s actions, making it an abundant playground for trolls and their subsequent haters to thrive in. . . .
from some well done reflections by one Jericho Fulgencio, here and here (2011)
That feeling you get from trolling someone on Twitter I call adrenalized loneliness. I'm sorry you feel alone. Hurting others won't fix it.
Brie Larson, on Twitter (2016)
What's it all mean? Devil if TiR knows.
Notes gathered two months ago. Feels like years . . .