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Ezekiel J. Krahlin

(A True Tale From The Castro. Eat your heart out, Armistead!)

(c) 2004 by Ezekiel J. Krahlin
(Jehovah's Queer Witness)

Some hetero student from SF State fancies himself a courageous
activist, including for gay people. I had fun with this one:

--begin 1st (of 3) replies:

Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 11:06:22 -0700
From: Ezekiel Krahlin 
Subject: Re: Daily Digest Volume 1 #3 (2 messages)

On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 Joshua's Wolf  posted:

Hey -- it looks like there are still a few people out on this
list (I got two people to respond to me off list)

Yo! Now that there's some LIFE in this list, I'll resume posting through 

I'm not sure what the founder of the sites current status on his measure 
is -- but I imagine that we can collectively draft something that all 
parties involved are cool with and start working to get it on the ballot.

I don't know if there is even ONE person on this planet who is "cool". I
have NEVER believed in "being cool"'s just a way of putting on airs. 
I'm NOT a cool guy, and I'm PROUD not to be.

I am ONLY interested in your proposal of a get together re. secession...IF 
(and only if) the secession is based on forming a new nation/gov't by and 
for sexual-minorities ONLY. The founders of this "FreeStateofSF" list have 
a broader design in mind, which is to ALSO include OTHER oppressed types. 
And that is not something I want to participate in. There is NO place on 
this earth, where sexual minorities can truly live and breathe as 
themselves...for EVERY existing nation at this time, is HETERO-centered 
(inc. Holland et al).

You may familiarize yourself with my viewpoints in this matter by perusing 
these threads in Usenet groups:

From: Ezekiel Krahlin (
Subject: Re: Seceeding from the het empire
Newsgroups: soc.motss
Date: 1997/08/12

From: Ezekiel Krahlin (
Subject: Re: Integration/Separation (was: Seceeding from the het empire)
Date: 1997/08/21

Then, please read my seminal essay:

New Declaration of Independence

Also on my website are the following pieces about (or relating to) 
secessionary matters:

Anti-Gay Holocaust Imminenet

Give only to Les/Gay Causes

Guns Won't Save Us; Hacking will

Hetero Shame Week

Memes, Dreams & Obscene Schemes

Targeting Sacred Spaces

So if you feel I have something going in this matter, then I'd be glad to 
assist in coordinating a key group dedicated to secession, and forming the 
world's first LGBT nation.

--begin 2nd (of 3) replies:

Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 20:49:51 -0700
To: Joshua's Wolf 
Subject: Re: [freestateofsf] Daily Digest Volume 1 #3 (2 messages)
From: Ezekiel Krahlin 
Organization: Blue Rose Militia

On Sat, 1 May 2004 11:30:20 -0700, Joshua' Wolf
Ezekiel, thanks for dropping your voice into the fray. In
regards to  "being cool" -- I was using the term as a
colloquialism for being in  agreement with something. IE --
I'm cool with radical protest tactics  -- meaning, I don't
have a problem with them. I may not utilize these  tactics but
I'm cool with them. Makes sense?
Jeez, it was just a joke. C'mon now, be cool!
In regards to your views  that any secession movement must be
not only be rooted in the LGBT  community's on-going struggle
for sovereignty, but in fact narrowly  focused only on these
"narrowly focused" "only" ????
down to fight for a justice that is more limited in scope than
anything  I can really donate much energy into.
"limited in scope" ????
table today and have been on the table in the past. But in
limiting  your scope you risk creating an environment that
could almost resemble  the situation in Isreal today should
you prove successful, which, honestly, I have strong doubts
that you could using democratic means.

Such a risk as you suggest is not only without any basis in
fact or is an unkind and rude assumption. There
are DIFFERENT legitimate reasons why a minority deserves its
independence, which sometimes includes one's own nation. You
would deny the Kurds their own nation-state if you had the
power? Gypsies? Your comparison of a gay secession to Zionism
is simplistic, and mean-spirited.
I'm afraid your own prejudice against gays is shining that you judge too INEPT to run our own nation,
when compared with heterosexuals...who are NOT doing a very
good job of things, if you ask me. Why, look at our present
All other (non-queer) oppressed minorities CONTINUE to hate
gays unabated...and were they to participate in a secessionist
movement, they'd very soon eradicate any proposals to give
equality to sexual minorities. It would be nice, for once,
that queers have their own space to evolve, experiment, and
explore, WITHOUT the dogma of heterocentrism yanking our
You lack the depth, the breadth, and the genuine compassion
required to support a secessionist movement that will achieve
the greatest democracy the world has seen to date...and will
set the example for every other suffering minority. Not to
You are, essentially, heterocentric, and likely to remain that
way unto the grave. COUNT ME OUT!

--begin 3rd (of 3) replies:

Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 22:47:43 -0700
To: Joshua's Wolf 
Subject: Re: [freestateofsf] Daily Digest Volume 1 #3 (2 messages) FURTHERMORE
From: Ezekiel Krahlin 
Organization: Blue Rose Militia

On Sat, 1 May 2004 11:30:20 -0700, Joshua's Wolf
I can really donate much energy into. Being a straight male, I
strongly  support nearly all the issues of the LGBT community
that are on the table today and have been on the table in the

"Nearly all" ??? I admit: I am MOST curious as to precisely
WHICH issues of my LGBT community give you a headache?

But in limiting  your scope

Was MLK "limiting his scope" by fighting JUST for
Afrikan-Amerikans? Susan B. Anthony for women's suffrage?
Dear, if you don't focus on a specific issue, you will NEVER
excel in your life. Furthermore, the sexual-minority issue is
QUITE EXTENSIVE, covering ALL the realms of science, politics,
the arts, and even religion. Besides which, queers are born
into EVERY TYPE of culture and race...thus we are quite
EXTENSIVE in scope in every single way but one:
Your OWN bias towards your heterosexuality positively REEKS of
Admittedly, if you want to create a gay army and take over San
Francisco by force -- you might have something -- but that's
certainly  not something that I could ever support.
Thanks for alerting me that you wouldn't even make good cannon
fodder. You do realize, don't you, that a LOT of other people
are reading our communique? You have no idea who I am, do you?
I'm one of the most respected and beloved leaders of our Queer
Community. It is I who runs San Francisco, not Newsom...nor
any mayor. And it has been so, for quite a few years now, at
least two decades. I'm behind ALL important issues in our fair
city...issues which I may not like to see come to bear
fruit...but they are what our Creator so chooses us to
EXPERIENCE, that we may become better souls for that. But the
time of our Great Crucifixion has come to an end...for we have
served well God's chosen sorrows for Our Queer Family. Now, we
are to have our own city, our own land...yes, even our own

Dare I even suggest PLANET ?!!!

But unless you manage to get  SF to be over 50% LBGT -- then
you probably wont pass a measure to  declare San Francisco a
LGBT state.
Oh, so now you threaten. As if numbers always matter in every
battle...not quality, eh? Ooops! You just made a big boo-boo
on the battlefield, Napoleon. These End Times shall be
remembered as the Breeders' Waterloo. I don't give a duck's
ASS how small a group we are...even if it came to only
ONE--that one being MYSELF if such came to pass; as I am
UNYIELDING in my principles--our Victory is already predicted
as DECISIVE. Yeah, we may lose some battles down the line from
now...but we already know we are destined to become the
Ultimate Victors. We did not write this script, of gay and
straight, faggots and breeders, oppressed and tyrant. Sure, it
may be a lovely FANTASY for us to dream of gays conquering the
world, to own it forever more...and then THE UNIVERSE. But, as
you MUST know by know (if you are spiritual in ideology), God
or Goddess or IT...also has an INCREDIBLE sense of humor. So,
yes, this is how things are going's gonna be a
queer, queer, queer, VERY queer world, VERY soon.

You could definitely get through  legislation that officially
acknowledges the city as a some sort of  sanctuary and a
supporter of LGBT rights --

We are ALREADY acknowledged as such...and have been, for at
LEAST 3 decades. That's ONE of the problems with you
psuedo-gay-friendly str8s: what little you know of gay rights,
you think you know it all! Even when chatting with a
dyed-in-the-wool gay activist. Oh, that's right, I almost
forgot: you heteros are INDEED superior to queers in EVERY
way, not just as are also superior in all
KNOWLEDGE, thus you are the last word on GAY issues, as you
are on EVERY issue. Excuuuuse me!

but doing so in today's  political environment doesn't seem
like a worthwhile campaign to me --

Because you would readily CONVINCE me fighting for gay rights
is a useless cause. You are truly a snake in the grass. You
see, as an Advanced Healer of Souls, I can pull the truth out
of anyone...if it is a malicious kind of truth, why I slice
it out with my psychic scalpel, and pull the slipper cancerous
node out of every crack and crevice of your shrivelly
mind...and hold it to the light of day for all to witness in
disgust...before I toss it (and you) in the moleculizer with a
brief BZZZT!!
everyone here and abroad already knows that SF is one of the
most inclusive cities in the world, especially regarding sex
and gender.

SF is RIFE with homophobia, terrorism against gays, bashing,
threats, murders. It is BARELY better than anywhere else in
AmeriKKKa. We don't have equal rights here...we have CRUMBS
tossed our way now and than, and nothing more. Nothing more
until I started illuminating these dark corners so prevalent
in our once-fair city. They are cockroaches. Heterosexual
I do, however, feel that certain LBGT issues are paramount and
central  to a free San Francisco.

How chivalrous of you.
First and foremost, gay marriage has always  been critical to
the movement

For whose benefit? Whose movement are you talking about? Who
are you speaking for? Or THINK you are speaking for? Some
nonexistant MAJORITY of mixed heteros/queers of all classes,
yearning for a world free of bigotry? EXCEPT homophobia, of

There are  other issues i see with secession that directly
affect the LGBT  community as well -- but -- we can discuss
these at a later date.

Secession does not directly affect the LGBT community. Very
few are even TALKING about it. And the few who are, are
written off as nutcases. Harmless, but nutty. That's our
COVER, dude. Don't you get it yet? We already have TAKEN OVER
the city...and soon, ALL hetero citizens will wake up to this
one, all-pervasive FACT. Some will exit peacefully; other will
be FORCED outside our borders.
"Many are called, but few are chosen.
Step right up for your Lederhosen"
  - Big Gay Brother Zeke Krahlin
A broad coalition has the strongest chance of success. A
narrow coalition may create more passionate activists for the
movement within the community, but if our goal is for a
successful secession

Ahhh, you shall NOT have a secession such as you describe. WE
queers shall have OUR queer nation,  no ways about it.

I haven't been proud to be an american for a  very long time
-- but I am proud to be part of this great city of ours
Well I'M not proud that you ARE, and would like you to LEAVE.

and I think that we as a people of San Francisco are united in
a great  many principles that could be realized with a much
greater intensity as  a Free San Francisco.

We can NEVER be free, if QUEERS don't run the show. The whole
show, and nothing BUT the whole show. So help me Zeus!

--end of post (thank you for reading)

   -Zeke Krahlin, May 1, 2004

Vote for Zeke in oh-oh-four,
Or brownshirts will bang down your door!