Who’s Afraid of Comrade Hermit? 31

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit

Exile in Happy Valley

Its recently been brought to my attention by a well respected member of the libertarian literati that my writing more or less sucks. I wont name any names, god knows I’ve burned enough fucking bridges, but suffice it to say you would know who he is if I did. This isn’t a new complaint. I’ve heard it before but the certain terms of his criticism and the fact that I actually respect the son of a bitch made its way through my armor like a spear. Unfortunately for him, the only way I know how to cope with such turmoil is through my bad writing.

His gripe was a tired old sawhorse often tossed about by white cis-gender libertarians. What it basically amounts to is that he’s uncomfortable with my “personal” style of narrative. He’s revolted by all the I, I, I’s. I this, I that, I hate war, I have feelings, and I share them with my work, and apparently I shouldn’t fucking do this. Fair enough. My writing is personal. I’m a personal person. Things like war and the state effect me deeply so I express those feelings honestly through my prose. Apparently this along with my penchant for profanity makes my work unpublishable by the big shots of libertarian online journalism. Apparently my work is too unconventional to meet their sterling standards of literary integrity.

Well fuck them. Apparently those cunty know-it-alls have never heard of New Journalism. If it was up to these self-appointed Mandarins of the fifth estate Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Wolfe, and Matt Taibbi would have never been published. Apparently they skipped class the day their staunchy universities taught about Gonzo Journalism. The basic message that I’ve gotten from these people is that I’m too different. And they call themselves libertarians?

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31 comments

  1. lol.

    Barely a month in and we’re already getting “I’m being bullied by white cis-gender men on the internet” posts.

    • lol.

      You again.

      Do you really just stalk Comrade Hermit to talk shit on his (her?) differences, instead of focusing on our shared goals of freedom from centralized government?

      Or are you some creepy ironic stalker that masturbates to the bearded lady?

      Note: If I ever say “lol” to anyone, that means you’re real fucking funny.

      Ha.

      Ha.

      Ha.

      • Well, Edith (Edward?) regarding our shared goal of freedom from centralised government and, more particularly, its realisation, I have this to say:

        Do we really attract more people into our ranks by having so many self-hating whites, bearded ladies, cock-ringed queers, or persons of one or another surgically altered “gender identity” in our midst? Is this really something the average rebellious young person wants to be associated with? Could we not actually attract more young rebels into our ranks if all of this stuff was absent? I believe we could… Does the average young rebel really want to join an “anarchist” movement that is only going to tell him what a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, transphobic sinner he is? No, he can go to church or take university humanities courses for that.

        You might want to consider that. You might even want to copy/paste it into Google. (The results may shock you!)

        Also, on the topic of the post itself, Mr Reid’s writing ability, I’ll just point out something funny. His first post here was 800 odd words on him being a woman. Now you obviously read that post. And yet, Eddie, after reading all those odd words of his, you’re still not quite sure what pronoun you should use. lol

        • No, just Edith. Bisexual white cisgender antifeminist woman. And from what I’ve seen, Comrade Hermit is a minority on this website, one voice out of many different voices. There is something here for “young rebels” from many different cultural extremes. You are just as likely to push someone away, simply by saying “lol” and being a pompous prick. Some young rebels are just as sick of your stupid fucking netspeak as you are of identity politics.

          As for the pronouns, I just don’t want sued. Or worse. In some places, you can go to jail for calling someone the wrong pronoun. So rather than “assume” someone’s gender, even if they state it multiple times in a blog post, I would rather ask them personally what pronoun they want me to use. Some people change pronoun depending on who they’re talking to.

          Ah, you’re gonna be fun to troll….

          • Well, you certainly write like a roastie.

            Not gotten round to googling that 2nd paragraph yet, I see. Probably too busy with housework…

            • So I Googled “Do we really attract more people into our ranks by having so many self-hating whites, bearded ladies, cock-ringed queers, or persons of one or another surgically altered “gender identity” in our midst? Is this really something the average rebellious young person wants to be associated with? Could we not actually attract more young rebels into our ranks if all of this stuff was absent? I believe we could… Does the average young rebel really want to join an “anarchist” movement that is only going to tell him what a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, transphobic sinner he is? No, he can go to church or take university humanities courses for that.” as you insisted. That was the correct paragraph, yes?

              Well….Google ignored “rebellious” and every subsequent word because search queries are limited to 32 words. So you really just wanted me to Google “Do we really attract more people into our ranks by having so many self-hating whites, bearded ladies, cock-ringed queers, or persons of one or another surgically altered “gender identity” in our midst? Is this really something the average”. Nothing at all about rebelliousness, or young people. Did you even Google your own paragraph? And if you meant some other search engine besides Google, you shouldn’t have told me to Google it. So which 32-word block of text do you really want me to read?

              You should express your lack of thoughts a little more clearly.

  2. I’ve been told the same thing by mostly straight white women. That my fiction is too “dry” and “academic, but that my essays are too “personal” and “literary”. Too much I, me, my. Not enough “we for the team!”

    Of course, they just call me a troll online.

  3. Who the fuck Googles a whole damn paragraph? And yes, I have other things to do with my life besides waste it online. You write like the kind of person I’d tenderize with a claw hammer and cook for dinner with extra habanero. So are you the Rocco Rodriguez that comes up on Google Images? Or are you even Hispanic?

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