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Wednesday 08 April 2009


Proclamations of the Red Queen

Entries from 2008 March

31st March 2008

Satire: Fictional Apocalypse # 242

Posted by: Craig Young

It’s a little odd that fundamentalists, especially Pentecostals, get all enthusiastic about the Book of Revelation, which was only narrowly included in the New Testament, and reads like someone having a set of psilocybin revelations, or possibly smoked acacia tree or something similar. It strikes me that given that was probably the case, there are […]

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Tags: Religion

30th March 2008

History: From Here to Profanity

Posted by: Craig Young

Where do English-language ’swear words’ come from?
Recently, I pondered this as I noticed in today’s NZH that Hell’s Pizza had been subjected to a flurry of complaints. Actually, given that it’s targeted at boundary-testing teenagers and twentysomething, I strongly suspect that the use of vulgar vernacular will appeal to them, and ironically result in more […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

29th March 2008

Oklahomophobia…

Posted by: Craig Young

In the United States  at the moment, there’s a major controversy over Oklahoma Republican state legislator,who made the following remarks to a group of fundamentalist Christians. It should be noted that Rep. Kern is married to a (fundamentalist) Southern Baptist minister, and is herself a Southern Baptist:
“Studies show that no society that has totally embraced […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

28th March 2008

Fiction: Sybil X

Posted by: Craig Young

Warning: It’s another dark one. Graphic violence and implied antisocial behaviour warning.
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I don’t want to shoot her, not if I don’t have to. But it’s so damned difficult to tell which alter she’ll become next, and whether it’ll be Sybil X. At least I can negotiate with her. Or always have been able to, in […]

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Tags: General

28th March 2008

United Kingdom: Gay Tories and Islamophobic “Research”

Posted by: Craig Young

While I praise New Zealand’s mainline churches for their integrity and honesty, given their reaffirmation of the need to fight economic inequality and social exclusion, I must draw attention to one British case where shoddy research resulted in serious mischiefmaking against religious and ethnic minorities, for partisan benefit. What’s worse, I must also report that […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

28th March 2008

Mainline NZ Churches: Benefit Rises Needed

Posted by: Craig Young

It isn’t often that I’ve had cause to write a supportive blog about the activities of religious organisations, but I really must applaud the actions of the New Zealand Anglican, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist and Salvation Army church leaders who have reaffirmed their commitment to fighting poverty, homelessness and economic inequality through calling for benefit […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

28th March 2008

Stephen Franks, Roger Douglas and the Gag Response

Posted by: Craig Young

National and ACT’s candidate selections have thrown up some surprises, some of dubious merit, in the case of the former.
In ACT’s case, Sir Roger Douglas, former Labour Finance Minister during the eighties, and ACT founder, has returned to the fold. I spoke to several ACT supporters of my accquaintance, and they all seemed to think […]

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Tags: Politics

28th March 2008

History: Peer Shaped? (UK, 1953)

Posted by: Craig Young

As fellow Gaynz.Com blogger David Herkt has covered one case of public sex and police entrapment in the earlier sixties, I thought I’d provide a similar British case, albeit one of higher public significance.
In 1953, the liberal New Statesman and Observer fought the police, judiciary and legal profession over whether or not male homosexuality should […]

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Tags: General

27th March 2008

Hunky Jesus, Sleek and Wild!

Posted by: Craig Young

One night, a purse-lipped, heavy breathing young woman in horn-rimmed  glasses sat, wondering what to do now she’d failed to reach tertiary education. Suddenly, a stampede of thick-set, burly teaching nuns ran past, brandishing bullwhips, manacles, ropes and other items of their calling (they were S.M (Sister of Mercy) nuns, you see. As she experienced recurrent […]

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Tags: General · Religion

27th March 2008

Fiction: Antinousine Raptures

Posted by: Craig Young

After my earlier heavier fictional fare, here’s something saucy and satirical…
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It was after my third man that day (during the lunch break, in the kitchen of a local cafe) that I began to entertain suspicions that my unusual luck in man-hunting that day was not merely the Goddess Fortuna smiling beneficently on me.
For one thing, […]

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Tags: General