Sometimes I think that Kant, like Hitler, Houdini, Donald Trump, Duterte, Matt Gaetz, Roger Stone, Jeff Epstein, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Laura Boebert, Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Bolsonaro, Zelensky, Qaddafi, Yasser Arafat, Mullah Omar, Osama bin Laden, Father Coughlin, Pol Pot, was trolling IRL (in real life), that is, like the others above, his whole life was a gigantic troll on humanity.
I hate all of those people above except for Houdini, but one must give them their due as consummate trolls, whether purposely or not.
At the end of the day it matters not whether someone who trolls IRL is doing so purposely or in camp movie seriousness. Trolls are judged by their product, not by their intentions. Intentions are never any consequence about anything, and they often lead to Hell anyway, so why judge IRL Trollers on what they were trying to do? Does it matter if a funny person is funny because he’s a natural humorist or because is a walking butt of all jokes stolling with hard-faced sincerity at a world he will never catch onto?
But you have to admit that these right-wing jokers have their comic value, even if it is only in the fascist style of a cruel, pathetic joke being played on Humanity itself. Nevertheless, I do reserve a tiny place in my heart for that most contrarian of all comic souls, the IRL Troller.
And in fact, I’m a bit of one myself.