Next, France Discovers Fascists Are In Second Life

Just in case Joel Stein’s search for his special purpose wasn’t enough of a PR hit for the Lindenistas, another one may be brewing, at least in Europe: The French National Front’s Moselle youth league‘s opened up a recruiting office. I suspect this will be met with considerably less fanfare than Mark Warner’s flyby.

As the article notes (translation assisted by Google and twenty-years-old French class):

A priori, nothing prohibits a political party, even an extreme right wing one, to use Second Life. The general conditions of use specify that it is forbidden to behave in a manner that is \’e2\’80\’9charmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, causes tort, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable\’e2\’80\’9d there, but does not defend the ability to create political propaganda.

Of course, the surrounding lots immediately sprouted impolite derision in French. Perhaps they should have joined an Anshe Chung subdivision. Here’s one Messr. Le Pen may fit in with comfortably.