18 07 12 - 20:32USA admits trolling is a winning strategy:
Within the State Department, a Silicon Valley veteran has quietly launched an improbable new initiative to annoy, frustrate and humiliate denizens of online extremist forums. Itâs so new that it hasnât fully taken shape: Even its architects concede it hasnât fleshed out an actual strategy yet, and accordingly canât point to any results itâs yielded. Its annual budget is a rounding error. The Pentagon will spend more in Afghanistan in the time it takes you to finish reading this sentence. - WIRED
For a long time, ANUS has advocated trolling simply because intelligent argument does not exist in mass-media formats like TV, newspapers, or the internet.
It is a sane response to instead provoke your opposition and tear apart their ideas obliquely, since they'll just scream denialist propaganda at you and, per the Dunning-Kruger effect, be unable to understand any arguments better than their own.