Bernie Sanders’ HQ in Second Life Attacked by Trump Swastika Cannons
Ashley Allen / 4 years ago
The political war being fought between the supporters of two old white men over the presidency of the United States of America has spread to cyberspace, where advocates of Bernie Sanders have found their Second Life properties invaded by mischievous Donald Trump fans.
Second Life, for the uninitiated, is an MMO social arena – based in a virtual world inspired by San Francisco, California – where Residents can exist and explore a kind of sanitised, consensual version of The Matrix.
Supporters of Sanders – currently fighting against Hillary Clinton for the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party – have established a Roman-themed Second Life headquarters for like-minded people to commune within. Nearby pro-Trumpers, though, are seemingly irritated by the existence of this soft hippy commune, deciding to disrupt it with some poorly judged iconography.
““There is a picture I managed to capture of one of the flags spewing from a particle dispenser at HQ, left there by one of Trump’s supporters when no one was around,” Sanders support group member Macaria Wind tells me, handing over an image file of a Trump swastika.”
That’s Trump supporters hailing their Republican presidential candidate with swastikas. Swastikas, fired from virtual cannons.
This marked just the beginning of the Trumpite demonstration, which escalated thusly:
“But that was only the start. During a Bernie rally in Second Life, Mr. Wind goes on, Trump-supporting demons flew around Bernie’s rally, endlessly typing ”TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP!” into text chat.
“Pages and pages of TRUMP! LOL,” Wind tells me. “[O]ne has to laugh at the childishness displayed by some of his supporters. In my opinion, they mimic their candidate. I must add though, what is not a laughing matter are the racial slurs and bigotry witnessed by one group member who visited Trump HQ when there were actually people there.””
While Second Life land owners have the right to ban others from their property, there’s little that can be done against noisy neighbours:
“Yes: A giant Trump billboard/statue on a neighboring lot, spewing fireworks from his orange-colored head. A Trump supporter, it seems, went and bought property next to Bernie’s HQ for that sole purpose. So no matter where Bernie’s Second Life supporters go in his HQ, no matter what they try to say or think, Trump’s sphincter-shaped face now looms down on them from on high, forcing them to keep talking and thinking about Trump.”
If any potential election is designed to decide upon a new King Troll, Donald Trump – boasting such supporters – is sure to triumph.