Category: Sexuality and the State

Woke Capitalism & Decadent Republicans

The fact that this legislation could not pass even in Arkansas, with a governor who is a former head of the DEA, indicates that the “cultural left” (or at least cultural liberalism) is now almost completely hegemonic, with the exception of peripheral institutional, socioeconomic, subcultural, and geographical sectors. […]

Who is Winning the Culture War?

This is an interesting discussion of the culture wars from a serious left/Marxist perspective.  My viewpoint is that the cultural left has been the hands-down winner on most cultural issues (outside of certain narrow geographical, subcultural, institutional, or socioeconomic sectors). But the economic right has been the hands-down […]

A Kinky Cure for a Cruel World

Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Valentine’s Day is a bitch for the weirdos and trust me dearest motherfuckers, they don’t come much weirder than me. I’ve long fancied myself a hopeless romantic with a heavy emphasis on the hopeless angle, but lets face it, […]

War is Not a Queer Right

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Even a bitter Queer curmudgeon like myself has to begrudgingly admit that we’ve come a long way, baby. I don’t know if I can join the chorus of pretty pink-washed celebrities in singing “It gets better!” After all, […]

Kick the Puppy Season 2: EP 01

Keith, Emma & RJ 01/01/21 – We’re back in business, historic spike in drug overdose deaths under COVID-19, governor Sisolak shut down Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the least sober place on the planet, Carl Jung and the origins of mental illness, Don Wells just died of […]

Kamala Harris Is No Ally to Transwomen

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley “I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard ‘liberals’ express every conceivable opinion on every conceivable subject. As far as I can tell, you have the extreme right, who are fascist racist […]

Why LGBT People Should Be Conservative

In recent years, I have noticed an increasingly greater number of people from traditional outgroups who refer to themselves as “conservative,” just as I have noticed a growing wave of right-wing anti-capitalism. Obviously, these trends reflect the current establishmentarian tendency of blending cultural integration with intensified class oppression. […]

Speaking Queerly About Whiteness

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley White people hate to talk about race, even the supposedly woke ones. When they do, the entire conversation is almost inevitably governed by fear. With white conservatives, it’s usually the fear of being made irrelevant by darker bodies. […]

Is Marriage Over?

By Manvir Singh Aeon.Com At 17, John Humphrey Noyes thought a lot about women. An awkward teenager with a gangly neck and slouching shoulders, he fretted over how good looks were the key to success, especially when pursuing women. And he was shy. ‘So unreasonable and excessive is […]

Queer Power!: Because Pride is Not Enough

Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Once upon a time, somewhere over the rainbow, being Queer was dangerous. We were vile leather-clad degenerates, strutting down the cracked streets of neon drenched red light districts, lipstick smeared, basted in glitter, our self-manicured claws sharper than knives, […]

Create Two, Three, Many Stonewalls

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I’m sure I don’t have to tell anyone its Pride Month. Its been advertised everywhere from Google to Twitter. A coming out party for the wholesale corporate appropriation of an underground movement. Its not even Queer Pride Month […]