Supine SLLA Spawns SLDF, SLDM

by Pixeleen Mistral on 29/04/07 at 10:40 am

SLLA goes tits up, spawns new groups to fight the powers that be
“one av, one vote”…except alts

by Pixeleen Mistral, National Affairs desk

Sunday morning visits to the Herald offices can be rough – there is always the possibility that Walker or Uri have been “working late” on a “special project” and have decided to take a short siesta on the floor – surrounded by their “research materials”. However sordid that scene becomes, at least there is someone to help empty the ashtrays and hide the evidence take the empty bottles out to the trash. Even better – should the mojo wire relay breaking news, someone is there to respond – even if it is in a debauched dissolute fashion. But this sunday the offices were pristine and peaceful – except for the blinking red light on the mojo wire, and a short screed from Smoke Wijaya.

Smoke Wijaya reports that the SLLA is no more – with mass resignations and the formation of several new groups to fight the power – hopefully more effectively than the SLLA. Avatar rights advocates will want to track two new groups – the SLDM (SL Democratic Front) and SLDF (SL Democratic Movement) – to see if they can avoid becoming pawns of publicity-seeking platformistas and the corporate class in SL. It will also be interesting to see what sorts of t-shirts the new groups design, and if they can put on good parties to enlist the blingtard class in their movement. The goons in Baku set high standards with their party friday night – but that is another story.

Here is the text of the announcement:

The dissolution of SLLA is the beginning of a new chapter, SLDM/DF.


A chapter in the fight for democracy in SL has come to its end.

The accusation that the founding ‘owner’ of SLLA, Marshal Cahill, is a corporate counterintelligence operative, has had major consequences. Consequences which caused deep wounds in the organisation; most of the former leadership, solidad Sugarbeet, Marshal Cahill and Keiko Ketsugo resigned. But most of all it damaged the integrity and credibility of SLLA’s very existence.

In the past week we, the remaining (active) members, have discussed the future of SLLA. We believe there is none. The organization is damaged beyond repair; it has lost all of its credibility. As a result the SLLA will be disbanded.

We regret it very much to see a once vibrant organisation, in which a lot of people poured there heart into, has to come to such a sad and sudden end.

However, a new chapter in the fight for democracy in SL has begun.

We strongly believe there remains the need to fight for democracy in SL. We wish to continue a just and legitimate struggle for democracy in SL and are forming a new organization consisting of two groups:

SL Democratic Front (closed membership) and

SL Democratic Movement (open membership)


SLDM/DF will use different methods, a different strategy and a different structure than SLLA for building a mass democratic movement for popular democratic pressure upon LL.

SLLA has been a militant revolutionary organization committed to fighting for democracy in SL.

But many who “joined” SLLA, in support of the concept of democracy in SL (“one av, one vote”…except alts), did not necessarily support the more militant tactics of SLLA, such as nuking Reebok, and frequent particle spamming of the fascist Front National.

Further, and even more important, many who supported the democracy-concept, did not join SLLA at all, because of the tactics used.

Others “joined” SLLA solely to participate in our attacks on burgeoning corporate and fascist presence in SL, with no real interest in, or commitment to the goal of democracy in SL, and/or no formal agreement of compliance with our stated principles of practice (such as advocacy of democracy, and no indiscriminate griefing of civilians, no “denial of service” attacks that might harm the SL grid, etc.).

For these reasons, to encourage a broader range of action and participation and to weed out the more unprincipled, adventurist, opportunist, or elitist elements, SLDM/DF will have a shift in strategy away from SLLA’s militant tactics towards more educational and cultural methods. Further, membership of the core group SLDF will be by invitation only, through the open SLDM-group.

We invite you to check out our new group, which we hope will be able to leave the now tarnished image of SLLA, and move forward on the considerable amount of legitimate work that we have done to raise this issue of democracy in SL.

The time of SLLA has come to an end. We turn the page and begin with the new chapter: SLDM/DF. We want to thank everyone for their work and support in the past and hopefully future. We wish you all the best.

Power to the people!

Yours Sincerely,

The ex-members of the closed SLLA , current members of SLDM/DF

15 Responses to “Supine SLLA Spawns SLDF, SLDM”

  1. Billy Pilgrim

    Apr 29th, 2007

    Groups? wtf? You kidding me right?

    How the fuck ANYONE can form a group in SL and attempt to communicate within it??
    Every ‘update’ that is released they fuck it up even more ->

    Perhaps if they are anarchists I could understand…

    or more likely the SLLA have moles working as code monkeys at Lidnen Labs!

  2. Anonymous

    Apr 29th, 2007

    And SLLA fails epicly again. Surprise, surprise, surprise.

  3. urizenus

    Apr 29th, 2007

    I’m waiting for the formation of the SLBM.

  4. Allana Dion

    Apr 29th, 2007

    Cable internet providers all over are refusing to allow their customers to have a vote in their corporate policies.

    We demand democracy, we demand a voice. One customer, one vote.

    And profits, we demand our share of the profits.

    Oh and cookies, more cookies.

    If we don’t get what we want we will gather our toy bombs and pretend to destroy them!

    Power to the consumer!

    CCDF – Comcast Cable Democratic Front

  5. Nacon

    Apr 29th, 2007

    Allana, don’t fake your status with Comcast, I checked.

    also…”the SLDM (SL Democratic Front) and SLDF (SL Democratic Movement)”? Good job flipping them around, Pixeleen.

    Forget the power to users in SL, people still haven’t proved themselves any smarter and acting like adult than kids.

    It’s just another garbage day.

  6. mootykips

    Apr 29th, 2007

    so the SLDM and SLDF are going to shoot SLBMs and SRBMs?

  7. Brian

    Apr 29th, 2007

    -Are you the Second Life Democratic Front?
    -Fuck off.
    -Second Life Democratic Front. We’re the People’s Front of Second Life. Second Life Democratic

    Front, caw.
    -Can I join your group?
    -No. Piss off.
    -I didn’t want to sell this stuff. It’s only a job. I hate the Lindens as much as anybody.
    -Sssh. Ssssh, sssh, sssh, ssssh
    -Are you sure?
    -Oh. Dead sure… I hate the Lindens already.
    -Listen. If you really wanted to join the PFSL, you’d have to really hate the Lindens.
    -I do.
    -Oh yeah? How much?
    -A lot!
    -Right. You’re in. Listen. The only people we hate more than the Lindens are the fucking Second

    Life Democratic Front.
    -And the Second Life Popular Peoples Front.
    -Oh yeah. Splitters.
    -And the peoples Front of Second Life.
    -The Peoples front of Second Life. Splitters.
    -We’re the Peoples front of Second Life.
    -Oh. I thought we were the Popular Front.
    -Whatever happened to the Popular Front, Reg?
    -He’s over there.
    ——–[A single old man sits on a lower seat.]
    ——–{Some POPULAR front, eh?}
    -[To the old man.] SPLITTER!

    Well someone had to…

  8. Prokofy Neva

    Apr 29th, 2007

    bah, the old Leninist tactic of making popular fronts, discredited, 50 years ago, puleeze.

    I am grateful to Pixeleen for the term “publicity-seeking platformistas,” however, that was worth the price of the ticket.

    Ok, wrapping my fish bones up now in yesterday’s copy of the Herald.

  9. Lewis Nerd

    Apr 30th, 2007

    Maybe someone can enlighten me… these groups have what purpose, exactly?


  10. Allana Dion

    Apr 30th, 2007

    >”Maybe someone can enlighten me… these groups have what purpose, exactly?”

    Children need a place to play.

  11. Nicholaz Beresford

    Apr 30th, 2007

    Brian … that was my first thought when reading the article, really. I just fear, like so often these day, what I hope to be satire is meant to be taken seriously.

  12. Onder Skall

    Apr 30th, 2007

    I hate politics. Hate hate hate them. You know why? Nobody is right.

    Nobody. Not one person is correct. It’s impossible. I’m convinced. Of course, everybody still believes they are. I have no idea why, but everybody seems convinced that they understand “the way it should be” better than everybody else. Thank goodness there are enough people disagreeing with each other that we can just work around the noise and do what we need to do to get by.

    And the DEBATES, oh my GOD… endless, pointless, alternately droning and then pontificating… where nothing is resolved, nothing is built, and nothing is discovered, and everything seems like it’s for show… as if we’re not allowed to disagree, as if disagreeing is dangerous…

    Man. Now I’m depressed. I’m going to go play some Super Mario.

  13. Hazim Gazov

    Apr 30th, 2007

    I heard the SLLA kills babies and stalks Prokofy Neva.

  14. Chris Senior

    May 3rd, 2007

    lmao! Groups like SLLA automatically fail because of their premise.

    Second Life isn’t a country. It’s a service. It will never be a democracy in the sense you want it to be.

    Don’t like the way SL is being run? Feel you have no voice even after you sign the Open Letter Project? Here’s a solution:

    Walk…the fuck…away.

    Vote with your feet. Or stop spending L$ here. Make your own stuff and sell it, thereby sucking more money out of the sytem than you put into it. Be a true capitalist swine instead of a pansy ass Che Gueverra wannabe shouting “Viva la revolucione!”

    And in other news today, insurgents from MySpace attacked the Republic of, forestalling talks which would allow democratic reforms to take place in that beleaguered virtual nation…blah blah blah…

  15. Plot Tracer

    Sep 17th, 2007

    “lmao! Groups like SLLA automatically fail because of their premise.

    Second Life isn’t a country. It’s a service. It will never be a democracy in the sense you want it to be.”

    Ya nearly had me there. Yup tis a service – a communication device. And anyone who thinks it is a world apart from the real world need there heads examined. The only thing people can do in sl to buck the system is communicate – use it to educate, inform. SLLA was perfect as a game – because some people actually believed it… the perfect game of revolutionaries, set up by a rich bloke. Did he play from his palm pc onboard his plane to Europe? Nice to see it gone, this shitty wee group who thought they had the only way to …erm… something. Pity they managed to fool so many good people.

    Information will free people. “Only when they become conscious will they be free.” Use the shit the capitalists create in order to grow the kernel of social justice.

    “Viva la revolucione!” mate.

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