Tag: Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit

War Movies for Peaceniks

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Well dearest motherfuckers, it’s that time of the year again. A time for heat waves, fireworks, hotdogs, and backyard swimming pools. Annoyingly enough, it’s also a time for that kneejerk, braindead brand of jingoism that Americans like to […]

My Own Private Utopia

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Believe it or not, dearest motherfuckers, these can be depressing times for an upstart genderfuck anarchist like myself and not just because I have depression. On the 52nd Pride Month, this bastard nation seems to be divided up […]

They Shoot Trans Kids, Don’t They?

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It’s official dearest motherfuckers, those goddamn Jesus freaks have declared war on trans kids, my kids. As I gaze upon the legislative wreckage from the tsunami of hate laws that have washed over the Bible Belt and beyond, […]

Rethinking Godwin’s Law in Gaza

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It’s an inevitability if you’re an online muckraker. It happens all the time. You get dragged down the rabbit hole by some malignant grandstanding troll and, regardless of what the devolving conversation was actually about, somebody gets called […]

Why Donbass Matters

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Dark storm clouds are gathering over the contested Ukrainian border regions of Donbass and Crimea as two antiquated superpowers surge headlong towards a conflict that could easily end in nuclear oblivion. It may take two dinosaurs to tango […]

Should Iran Even Take Us Back?

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile Happy Valley Its been nearly a month since the villagers chased off Orange Man Bad with pitchforks and torches and most of my liberal friends in group therapy have sunk into that warm bath of post election honeymoon euphoria. The more […]

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, […]

The Bigotry of Inclusion

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Finally, mercifully, it’s twenty-hundred and twenty-one, dearest motherfuckers. The year of our lord Satan, 2020, is finally fucking over and all around America there are signs of life. It’s a brand new spanking day for democracy, because 2021 doesn’t just bring an […]

Left Against Lockdown

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley People often ask me why I continue to insist on identifying with the far-left considering my growing rash of beefs with the movement and my increasingly contrarian tendencies, and its not a bad question. I find myself asking […]

AMERIKA!: The Horror Story

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley No one seems to be quite sure where this creature first lurked from. What foul crypt lays claim to the title of the beast’s cradle? Most trembling fingers point towards Europe, to the land of Caligula and Vlad […]

The Struggle for Bottom Unity in an Age of Division

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley “The most interesting political questions throughout history have been whether or not humans will be ruled or free, whether they will be responsible for their actions as individuals or left irresponsible as members of society, and whether they can live in peace by volitional agreements alone.” -Karl Hess “We’ve got to […]

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 […]

Get the Fuck Out of Afghanistan!

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley This is the part of the horror movie where the plot collapses beneath the weight of one too many clichés. Having already gruesomely dispatched all the more promiscuous teens, the knife wielding masked psychopath has cornered the chaste […]

Our Enemy, Law and Order

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Law and order. Just the sound of those three words sets my teeth on edge. Together they form a verbal menage a trois that quite possibly amounts to the three ugliest words in the English lexicon. It brings […]