We’re not talking actual, real-life vandalism… heck, we’re not even talking about website hacking… the Edwards camp is actually complaining that some video game players virtually vandalized a pretend John Edwards Headquarters.
Shortly before midnight (CST) on Monday, February 26, a group of republican Second Life users, some sporting “Bush ‘08″ tags, vandalized the John Edwards Second Life HQ. They plastered the area with Marxist/Lenninist posters and slogans, a feces spewing obsenity, and a photoshopped picture of John in blackface, all the while harrassing visitors with right-wing nonsense and obsenity-laden abuse of Democrats in general and John in particular.
I witnessed this event, taking names and photos, including the owners of the pictures. I also kept and saved a copy of the chat log. I have filed an abuse report with Linden Labs, and am awaiting their investigation.
When I first read this, I thought it must be a joke. I didn’t know what “Second Life” was, so I Googled it and found this page explaining that it “is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents.”
A virtual world. Pretend. Make believe. Pretty well sums up Edwards’ chances of becoming President.
How long before these unemployed morons declare their fantasy world a “battleground state” and demand voting rights for the cartoon residents? No wonder our enemies are licking their chops.