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NUDECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE FOR A NUWORLD

copyright 1997 by Ezekiel J. Krahlin
(Jehovah's Queer Witness)

I hereby declare war against the United States
Government, and to all its people who support the federal
sanction against same-sex marriage... which may be a majority.
The moment government permits any state to officially and
intentionally deny a gay citizen's right to the pursuit of
happiness--as indeed marriage is a blissful goal--the door is
open to establishing all homophile women and men as second
class citizens in perpetuity.

I perceive this unconstitutional, ungodly sanction as the
first step towards eradicating all known homosexuals in our
sorry nation. The bombing of the Lesbian lounge in Atlanta is
just the beginning...unless the federal government and
mainstream Christian churches--including African-American
congregations--immediately step in and aggressively fight back
against the jihad these homophobes have declared. (I'm not
holding my breath.) Their continued silence and foot-dragging
on the noble issue of same-sex-lover rights, puts blood on
their hands as surely as if they were right-wing fanatics
themselves!

I urge all lesbians, gays, bisexuals, gender changers,
their supporters, and other so-called queer types to bear arms
and take to the streets...and push back the beast of
homophobia that now rears its ugly head in the eyes of the
majority, who prowl this gutted country like ghouls from The
Night Of The Living Dead. For all intent purposes, President
Clinton has nodded his head in approval of a nationwide witch
hunt to kill us anywhere and everywhere we are seen or known
to abide...or at best to deny us jobs, shelter, friendship,
and equal treatment. Our President's wavering on the "gays in
the military" issue, along with the signing of DOMA...places
him in direct responsibility for exacerbating the hostility
against a basically harmless, and decent, group of citizens:
gay women and men.

Likewise for our so-called "liberal" straight
friends...who are too cowardly to display a pink triangle on
their own clothing, or a T-shirt or bumper sticker
proclaiming: "Another Hetero for Lesbian & Gay Rights". Yet
they proudly wear slogans and icons promoting the rights of
African-Americans, women, children, trees, animals, and so on.
The Danes in World War II sported stars of David to conceal
Jewish folk from Nazis...but I hear of none who displayed the
pink triangle.

If you are heterosexual, and perceive yourself as a true
"progressive", then you would have no qualms in taking up this
noble banner of Homophile Liberation in the ways I have
suggested...else you, too, have blood on your hands. But if
heteros at large still refuse to see this as their fight,
too...we homosexuals can flood the straight bars, clubs, and
other hetero hangouts. Our presence, with pink triangles
emblazoned on our shirts and jackets, will turn these straight
clubs into targets of the Army of God and their ilk. Then, of
course, we'll have a lot more allies in the resistance--albeit
unwilling.

Be it known that I am proudly homosexual, that I am a
Christian who respects all other beliefs as equal, that I
presently go by the name Ezekiel Krahlin (formerly Gene
Catalano). Be it also known that I propose the new label
"Thracian" over "gay male," to symbolize the new-found
empowerment of the homophile community in this century's
closing decade. The word "gay" perpetuates a stereotype of
ourselves as flighty, emotional, and frivolous...not to be
taken seriously, as a citizen, as a human being, or as
anything else! (Surely, women have a similar complaint
against male chauvanists.)

"Lesbian" is a beautiful term for the homosexual female;
as its name comes from a Greek Island with a rich, classical
history. The region of Thrace also has a great history, and
likewise plays an honored role in Hellenic culture...hence I
coin the term "Thracian" for those who are commonly thought of
as "gay male". Ancient Greeks first called their northern
neighbors "Thracians," and later, "Macedonians"...the people
from whom arose Alexander The Great. "Hellenic" can be the
general term for both homophile women and men, who are sick of
the belittling and ineffectual descriptor, "gay". This caps a
nice balance on the other two Greek words, to form an elegant
triad: Hellenic, Lesbian, Thracian. It also does away with
the chauvanistic stance of using "Gay" to represent both male
and female members, as well as males only. (Credit for the
idea of "Hellenic" to replace "Gay" goes to Fireweaver, an
internet friend.)

Heterosexism, chauvinism, misogyny, mysandry, homophobia,
pedophilia, racism, and bestiality are all blasphemies in
God's eyes, and in mine, and in the eyes of all good people.
And if you are good, you shall not perish. But woe to all
others, for Christ has come to destroy them for once and for
eternity. He will set up centers of protection as fast as
possible, in order to provide some security for His faithful.
Under Jesus Christ's inspiration, I declare Northern
California a safe haven, and demand protection by the United
Nations Global Peacekeepers. I also call for the secession of
this region, and its establishment as a government solely for
and by Hellenes...where all beliefs are to be equally
respected. Let this new nation be named "Athenia," to honor
woman's suffrage as well as symbolize wisdom and valor. As a
body politik, we are as the victorious David against Goliath:
the giant of homophobia shall be toppled and slain in our
time.

Let it also be known that not every gay person is a
friend. Like any group of human beings, they have their ranks
of evil forces. True hearts are few and far between...love
and be constant to such friends--if indeed you have even
one--for you are well blessed. For wherever there are two
kindred hearts, there Your Angel will be also, in spirit. Do
not judge any person by any category (such as gay or hetero,
Jew or Christian, ugly or handsome, poor or rich, white or
black, etc.) But do judge her by what comes from the heart, as
expressed in words and deeds.

Civilization (for what it's worth) is about to go
berserk; the capitalist world as we know it is doomed. I
trust that those whom I can reach through this letter, already
are taking action. If you are wicked, it is not yet too late
to change. I stand by you in prayer, and hope you will join
the valorous. For until the last enemy is fallen, it is my
duty to fight for every lost soul until the final moment.
Yes, I pray most ardently for the lost, not for the risen.

In closing, I humbly attempt to give solace to my
Hellenic sisters and brothers, with this quote from Psalm 35
(1-8):

Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.
Take hold of shield and buckler,
And stand up for my help.

Also draw out the spear,
And stop those who pursue me.
Say to my soul,
"I am your salvation."

Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor
Who seek after my life;
Let those be turned back and brought to confusion
Who plot my hurt.
Let them be like chaff before the wind,
And let the angel of the Lord pursue them.

For without cause they have hidden their net for me in
a pit,
Which they have dug without cause for my life.
Let destruction come upon him unexpectedly,
And let his net that he has hidden catch himself;
Into that very destruction let him fall.

-----finis


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R.D. Tunnicliffe

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In article <339c6007...@news.wired2.net>,
Ezekiel Krahlin <ejkr...@hotmail.com_Z> wrote:

[Of a scheme madder than mad Jack McMad, winner of last years Mr Mad
contest.]

Ohmigod. I thought you were a dickhead before but this really takes the
biscuit: Greeks, North California seceding from the rest of the US with a
solely gay government, UN protection, random God bothering. What on earth
is going on inside your head?

--
Rick Tunnicliffe aka Jennifer Beanbag at rdt...@cam.ac.uk
E-mail from 29th June: ri...@tunnicliffe.demon.co.uk

bearpaw

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GodHates...@HetDie.com (Ezekiel Krahlin) writes:
>
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>Permission granted by author for anyone to distribute this
>writing free of charge (including translation into any
>language)...under condition that it remain intact and
>complete, including title and credit to the original author:
>Ezekiel J. Krahlin.

Believe me, you've nothing to worry about in that respect. I don't
think anybody will be lining up to try to claim credit for this.

Bearpaw,
vaguely curious about where the first queer militias will be based

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Andrew D. Simchik

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Jun 11, 1997, 3:00:00 AM6/11/97
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R.D. Tunnicliffe (rdt...@thor.cam.ac.uk) wrote:
> In article <339c6007...@news.wired2.net>,
> Ezekiel Krahlin <ejkr...@hotmail.com_Z> wrote:

> [Of a scheme madder than mad Jack McMad, winner of last years Mr Mad
> contest.]

> Ohmigod. I thought you were a dickhead before but this really takes the
> biscuit: Greeks, North California seceding from the rest of the US with a
> solely gay government, UN protection, random God bothering. What on earth

^^^^^


> is going on inside your head?

There's your false assumption right there.

Remember what I said about Heaven's Gate.

--
Andrew D. Simchik: schn...@byz.org
http://www.byz.org/~schnopia/

PIG: Oink? T.REX: Shut up!

R.D. Tunnicliffe

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Jun 12, 1997, 3:00:00 AM6/12/97
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In article <339f3a08...@news.wired2.net>,
Ezekiel Krahlin <ejkr...@hotmail.com_Z> wrote:
>On 10 Jun 1997 17:26:12 GMT, rdt...@thor.cam.ac.uk (R.D. Tunnicliffe)
>said:

>
>>In article <339c6007...@news.wired2.net>,
>>Ezekiel Krahlin <ejkr...@hotmail.com_Z> wrote:
>>
>>[Of a scheme madder than mad Jack McMad, winner of last years Mr Mad
>>contest.]
>>
>>Ohmigod. I thought you were a dickhead before but this really takes the
>>biscuit: Greeks, North California seceding from the rest of the US with a
>>solely gay government, UN protection, random God bothering. What on earth
>>is going on inside your head?
>>
>
>It's fun to see how many take me seriously...and how many humorless
>ghouls hang out here.

Oh ha-de-ha! So are you just a big wind up merchant then, Mr. Krahlin? I
suppose it makes sense really, given the level of sanity displayed in all
of your posts.

--
Rick Tunnicliffe aka Jennifer Beanbag at rdt...@cam.ac.uk

All email after 29th June to ri...@tunnicliffe.demon.co.uk
"He lies on his side as he's trying to hide, matching the
earth which he's known since birth" - Wire, Outdoor Miner

Andrew D. Simchik

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Ezekiel Krahlin (GodHates...@HetDie.com) wrote:
> On 10 Jun 1997 17:26:12 GMT, rdt...@thor.cam.ac.uk (R.D. Tunnicliffe)
> said:

> >In article <339c6007...@news.wired2.net>,
> >Ezekiel Krahlin <ejkr...@hotmail.com_Z> wrote:
> >
> >[Of a scheme madder than mad Jack McMad, winner of last years Mr Mad
> >contest.]
> >
> >Ohmigod. I thought you were a dickhead before but this really takes the
> >biscuit: Greeks, North California seceding from the rest of the US with a
> >solely gay government, UN protection, random God bothering. What on earth
> >is going on inside your head?
> >

> It's fun to see how many take me seriously...

Probably not as many as you think.

> and how many humorless
> ghouls hang out here.

If you were to leave there would be one fewer.

Ezekiel Krahlin

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On Tue, 10 Jun 1997 19:22:55 GMT, beard...@world.std.com (bearpaw)
said:

>GodHates...@HetDie.com (Ezekiel Krahlin) writes:
>>
>>--------------------------------------------------------------
>>Permission granted by author for anyone to distribute this
>>writing free of charge (including translation into any
>>language)...under condition that it remain intact and
>>complete, including title and credit to the original author:
>>Ezekiel J. Krahlin.
>

>Believe me, you've nothing to worry about in that respect. I don't
>think anybody will be lining up to try to claim credit for this.

I have experienced copyright infringement before...some people *do*
steal my ideas and claim the credit for themselves. But I don't worry
about it...since I still have free expression via my own web site,
and:

"Imitation is the sincerist form of flattery."

Ezekiel Krahlin

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On 12 Jun 1997 10:54:01 GMT, rdt...@thor.cam.ac.uk (R.D. Tunnicliffe)
said:

>>It's fun to see how many take me seriously...and how many humorless
>>ghouls hang out here.
>


>Oh ha-de-ha! So are you just a big wind up merchant then, Mr. Krahlin? I
>suppose it makes sense really, given the level of sanity displayed in all
>of your posts.

My statements vary, from common-sense to radical to extreme. At
worst, I am only expressing wishful thinking shared by many gay folk
who are too scared to say some of the things I do. When judged from a
heterosexist perspective, of course I am deemed insane. Don't forget
that you, if homosexual, are still perceived as insane, pornographic,
and a threat to civilization, by the majority here in the United
States...and by the majority of the world at large. So for you to
judge me as insane is only to discredit yourself further.

Ezekiel Krahlin

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On Tue, 10 Jun 1997 19:22:55 GMT, beard...@world.std.com (bearpaw)
said:

>vaguely curious about where the first queer militias will be based

In pockets scattered across the nation...both rural and urban. They
dissolve and form at will, and communicate via the Internet. Take the
following treatise as a *prototype*, but not the final policy:

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Permission granted by author for anyone to distribute this
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complete, including title and credit to the original author:
Ezekiel J. Krahlin.

ezek...@hotmail.com
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THE BLUE ROSE MILITIA (world's first *queer* militia)

copyright 1997 by Ezekiel J. Krahlin
(Jehovah's Queer Witness)


(Note: The word "Thracian" is used throughout this manifesto,
as an empowering adjective intended to replace the word "Gay
Male". Likewise for "Hellenic" and "Hellene" to replace "Gay"
in general, as in "Gay Community". Credit for the idea of
"Hellenic" goes to Fireweaver, an Internet friend.)

Founded December 1, 1996 by Hellenic Rights activist
Ezekiel Krahlin (formerly Gene Catalano), The Blue Rose
Militia is a ParaNormalMilitary organization dedicated to the
defense of homosexual civil rights within the borders of the
United States Of America. It seeks to establish Northern
California as a safe haven for the homosexual populace and its
refugees...via new and inviolable federal and state laws, or
through secession and formation of a new nation. The Militia
is a loosely bound federation of community clusters throughout
the nation, whose leadership is entrusted to the inspiration
of each local group. This new alliance is born of outraged
response to President Clinton's signing of the notorious
"Defense Of Marriage Act."

The Blue Rose Militia encourages all Thracians and
Lesbians, their heterosexual supporters--and other
non-heterosexist types--to bear arms at all times, in order to
protect one's self and one's friends, from the outrageous
brutality of a homophobic populace. The Militia implores its
advocates to carry pepper spray as a minimal deterrent from
violent attacks...and supports the legal acquisition of more
serious arms for the sake of self defense.

While The Militia does encourage members and sympathizers
to bear arms, to a greater degree it supports the application
of creative genius to achieve its goals of homosexual
liberation.

To become a member: apply the emblem of a blue rose to a
camouflage jacket--wear this jacket for one full day--and you
become a member. This simple gesture indicates your sincerity
to help the cause of homosexual civil rights... and will link
your spirit to the telepathic network that is The Blue Rose
Militia. You will then--through dreams, ideas, or psychic
signals--receive inspirations to perform actions that further
Lesbian/Tracian liberation. You will also be showered with a
thousand blessings of gratitude by the angelic forces...but
that is merely frosting on the cake (or "wings on the
toaster," so to speak). Please note that if you do not
believe in angels or psychic forces, you are still welcome to
contribute your own actions to the cause. The Blue Rose
Militia respects all religions and world views--including
atheistic and agnostic perceptions--and will never reject
anyone on grounds of personal beliefs...except those that
preach malicious intent to harm others (such as Satanic,
terrorist, bible-thumping, pedophiliac, or hard drug cults).

Create your own blue rose patch on a circle of scrap
cloth two to three inches in diameter, and paint, draw, or
embroider the rose. (Or find a patch with a rose design, and
color the rose blue.) Attach to jacket with velcro or safety
pin. Or find an old political button--paint a blue rose over
the original design--and pin it on. Any other method to create
a blue rose logo is acceptable. The ideal design for the logo
is: a single sky-blue rose with lime-green stem and two
leaves, on a wine-red background. Blue stands for loyalty,
red for life force, and green for healing powers.

None of the inspirations you receive will violate your
own values and beliefs, or interfere in any significant way
with your vocation or personal relations...unless you
specifically desire to live out a more wild and free-spirited
adventure. Examples of inspired actions: financial donation
to a Hellene group, speaking out against a homophobic slur,
reading an informative book on homosexuality, freely copying
and distributing this Blue Rose Militia bulletin, reaching out
to a homosexual acquaintance, writing a letter to a newspaper,
wearing a homo-supportive T-shirt, calling a radio talk show,
participating in a pro-homosexual demonstration, attaching
pro-gay stickers to outgoing mail, or even starting or joining
an auxiliary Blue Rose Militia in your own neighborhood. You
may even have a special calling above and beyond the examples
herein...in such a case, let your conscience be your guide. I
give no further examples, in order that your inspiration may
remain unfettered, and your imagination soar!

The Blue Rose Militia places absolute trust into the
hands of anyone so inspired...and requires no report from any
member, or conferral, before he or she takes action. Should a
member choose to confer with another, that is fine...and for
that reason local groups may be formed and dissolved in
spontaneous fashion, without first consulting the founder or
its headquarters. Wear the blue rose logo anywhere on your
person, backpack, briefcase, or purse (camouflage jacket is
optional after the first time worn). In this manner, you will
meet other members who recognize the emblem.

Bode of Bode Hall

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With eyes, ejkr...@hotmail.com_Z gibbered:

>THE BLUE ROSE MILITIA (world's first *queer* militia)

> To become a member: apply the emblem of a blue rose to a


>camouflage jacket--wear this jacket for one full day--and you
>become a member.

"Blue rose, huh... so, you a Twin Peaks fan, a Tanith Lee fan, or
just part of Krahlin's Queer Militia?"

-skyler
--
Bode of Bode Hall sky...@panix.com
"If I were you, and you were me,
We'd know." -Black Crowes

Ezekiel Krahlin

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On 12 Jun 1997 16:45:55 GMT, schn...@byz.org (Andrew D. Simchik)
said:

>> It's fun to see how many take me seriously...


>
>Probably not as many as you think.

I see: you're a mind reader, as well as dilettante!

>> and how many humorless
>> ghouls hang out here.

>If you were to leave there would be one fewer.

And brilliant humorist to boot!

Ezekiel Krahlin

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On 12 Jun 1997 16:45:55 GMT, schn...@byz.org (Andrew D. Simchik)
said:

>> It's fun to see how many take me seriously...
>
>Probably not as many as you think.

I see: you're a mind reader, as well as dilettante!

>> and how many humorless
>> ghouls hang out here.

>If you were to leave there would be one fewer.

And brilliant humorist to boot!

Bode of Bode Hall

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With eyes, ejkr...@hotmail.com_Z gibbered:
>sky...@panix.com gibbered:

>>"Blue rose, huh... so, you a Twin Peaks fan, a Tanith Lee fan, or
>>just part of Krahlin's Queer Militia?"
>

>None of the above.

I wuz just being silly... :)

>Since one blue rose was indicated in the dream, and is now in my
>window, it must indicate "by land". I then did a little research on
>the symbolism of the blue rose...and it is a mystical sign,
>representing spritual gifts and influence.

Also the power of faith to make great changes in the world. "The blue
rose does not bloom anywhere. Let us, then, fervently believe in the
blooming of the blue rose."

>Blue
>is for fidelity ("true blue"),

In India, (if I remember correctly), blue is the color of the Anja
chakra, the legendary "third eye".

>green is for healing, and red for the
>life force (blood).

[snip]

>...but I do plead with our community
>to embellish, even invent, new ways of being homophile, and expressing
>our diverse culture.

I'll even agree with you that far...

Ezekiel Krahlin

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On 2 Jul 1997 15:24:54 -0400, sky...@panix.com (Bode of Bode Hall)
said:

>With eyes, ejkr...@hotmail.com_Z gibbered:
>>sky...@panix.com gibbered:
>
>>>"Blue rose, huh... so, you a Twin Peaks fan, a Tanith Lee fan, or
>>>just part of Krahlin's Queer Militia?"
>>
>>None of the above.
>
>I wuz just being silly... :)

Sorry. Sometimes I find it tricky to switch back and forth so quickly
between serious and humorous comments...as Usenet messaging is wont to
do. And--believe it or not--I never paid attention to the faddish
Twin Peaks episodes...so I really know nothing of any reference to a
blue rose in that show.

>>Since one blue rose was indicated in the dream, and is now in my
>>window, it must indicate "by land". I then did a little research on
>>the symbolism of the blue rose...and it is a mystical sign,
>>representing spritual gifts and influence.
>
>Also the power of faith to make great changes in the world. "The blue
>rose does not bloom anywhere. Let us, then, fervently believe in the
>blooming of the blue rose."

Thanks for this input! I was astounded when I finally stumbled onto
Celtic references to the blue rose. This vision of the blue rose I
had, along with other visions both before and after...makes me
conclude that their is meaning to them, and guidance for future plans.
I believe that others are being inspired in similar fashion...in
preparing the human race for great changes soon to come...with deep
spiritual implications.

>>Blue
>>is for fidelity ("true blue"),
>
>In India, (if I remember correctly), blue is the color of the Anja
>chakra, the legendary "third eye".

Interesting. Very.

>>...but I do plead with our community
>>to embellish, even invent, new ways of being homophile, and expressing
>>our diverse culture.
>
>I'll even agree with you that far...

As a subculture, we're really way overdue to expand our perception of
ourselves...to shatter the limited community we still are, and finally
welcome the true majority, who have been either unwelcome or kept
back.

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