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Ezekiel J. Krahlin

Vote for Zeke here! 

UPDATE: On July 29, 2002 I posted the following message to
various queer, activist, military, christian, pagan, and spiritual
mailing lists and newsgroups. This is not part of my original 
essay, which starts just after this message. Read on:

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From: Ezekiel Krahlin
Mon, 29 Jul 2002
Subject: 2004 just around the corner! Zeke for Prez!

As some may already know, I ran for President of the U.S. in
the last election, as a joke. Of course it was unofficial, and
I did toss my hat in the ring just a couple months before the
phony election ensued. But it just occurred to me that if I
run for President this time, I'll have plenty of time to build
my platform.

I believe it is possible for me to officially run this time
around, if enough people in the LGBT family love the idea, and
handle all necessary strategies and resources to support this
project. I have complete faith in our community to go ahead
with this, without my being more than a qualified spokesperson
for our family. At least, this can keep the gay agenda in the
front burners of the oncoming electoral races. What fun, eh!
And who knows: maybe I WILL become president, when you
consider how pissed off so many Amerikans are these days, what
with Bush's running roughshod over everyone's liberties.

I already composed a statement of my platform two years ago,
and see no need to update it. Rather than hog up mailing lists
with a repost of the whole essay, here is the URL:

I have an amazing feeling that this is my destiny, our
destiny, and that those concerned already have set things up
to ease my transition from local and Internet activist, to
presidential candidate. I believe that some of us in the queer
community have been selected and groomed for leadership (over
many years) by other important collaborators in our
community...without our knowledge. And part of the challenge
towards achieving this goal, is for each of us so selected, to
FIGURE OUT the game. After all, if one is not clever enough to
figure this out on one's own, then one is not clever enough to
assume any position of leadership.

Perhaps it's just egomania, but I'm willing to cast myself to
the winds of fortune, and take that one, big chance. And say
to those other leaders and loyal patriots who cultivated my
activism in secret, even unbeknownst to yours truly: hey,
dudettes and dudes: I'm ready for the next step, and: thanks
from the bottom of my heart for all you have done for me, and
for our community, and for the world. You're all MARVELOUS!

Before asking me any questions, please read my essay first,
which answers a lot of them already (as I wrote it,
anticipating these queries). I may choose to answer any
questions by posting them on my website, rather than
participating directly in any mailing lists or newsgroups. If
I choose this method, a link to these questions and answers
will be clearly visible on my home page.

Blessed be; the fun has just begun!

Lavender-Velvet Revolution

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