Thursday, December 14, 2006

Le Pen's Second Life


A few days ago the Second Life Herald reported that members of the National Front Youth had created a virtual office in the online world Second Life in order to promote the candidature of French presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen. Today people from the Herald visited the Le Pen headquarters in Second Life and were given a tour by a character dressed in camouflage and wearing a beret. Inside were a variety of different campaign posters in English and French, although as of now it is sparsely furnished.

Over the past week we've seen a review of Segolene Royal's use of blogging to build an online campaign and Nicolas Sarkozy call for future internet regulation. Mr. Le Pen has suddenly brought this campaign to an all new level.

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2 comments:

bueno said...

I totally support fighting against Lepen.

But why isn't anyone blowing up the US congress when they're doing conferences in second life. during the Clinton administration, some of the worst immigration laws were passed, nobody seem to even take notice of that.

What will always remain dreams for LEPEN is an everyday reality in the USA, thanks to all americans who vote democrats & republicans.

Remember the american indians, the slaves, the vietnam war, the shah in Iran, the installation to power of Sadam Hussein by the US, the killing of thousands of iraqi innocent, the nicaragua contras, the coup against Hugo chavez. Blood has been on the hands of america since its inception

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The international media often cites Le Pen as a symbol of French xenophobia. He is also occasionally criticized in French and foreign pop songs. Le Pen has drawn many comparisons to Adolf Hitler's early political career in the international media.
founder and president of the Front National (National Front) party. Le Pen has run for the French presidency five times, including in 2002, when in a surprise upset he came second, polling more votes in the first round than the main left candidate, Lionel Jospin. Le Pen lost in the second round to Jacques Chirac. Le Pen again ran in the 2007 French presidential election and finished fourth. His 2007 campaign, at the age of 78, makes him the oldest candidate for presidential office in France.

Le Pen focuses on immigration to France, the European Union, traditional culture, law and order and France's high rate of unemployment. He advocates immigration restrictions, the death penalty, raising incentives for homemakers, and euroscepticism.

Le Pen remains a polarizing figure in France and opinions regarding him tend to be quite strong. A 2002 IPSOS poll showed that while 22 percent of the electorate have a good or very good opinion of Le Pen, and 13 percent an unfavorable opinion, 61 percent have a very unfavorable opinion

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