Agree Darren. The problem, and this is typical of sociopathic behavior is that as soon as you answer back or worse, trade an insult back (as tempting as it may be sometimes) this sets of a whole load of vitriolic rage.
There’s then nothing they like more than others coming to the defense as then they have more people to answer back to and insult.
Best really to stand back and let it pass over.
PS. I’m not suggesting for one moment we posters are sociopaths, just pointing out the traits!
PPS. Hope we can get some more posts from you Darren, you make some good points.