Wiki politics are a consequence of wiki governance problems and politics as usual of trying to reconcile various people's assumptions and ideas about safety and closure to come up with some rules that reflect some idea of fairness. Trolling is the result of trying to ignore wiki politics and impose fascistic solutions via some echo chamber.
Usually wiki politics is petty, immature and primitive and involves labelling heretics and engaging in wiki witchhunts. These behaviours are no longer tolerated in the real world, but many sysops do not live in the real world and can't take the actual constraints of the real world, so they live in a fantasy world, where they have absolute power to silence those who oppose.
A Rise of Martinets occurs when this is not recognized and stopped quickly.