Tag: Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit

Yemen as Arabian Vietnam

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It wasn’t supposed to end this way. The last soldiers and agents of the world’s biggest and deadliest empire, fleeing Saigon with their thorned tails between their legs as a rag-tag army of half-starved guerrillas inched closer by […]

Any War on Terror is Bullshit

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley The saying goes that the greatest trick the devil ever played was fooling the world that he doesn’t exist. I’ve long said that the greatest trick the state ever played was fooling the world that only its existence […]

Why I’m a Proud Anti-American

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Anti-American, that’s the popular slur for any critic of American foreign policy, especially in an election year. If you happen to have enough of a conscience to give a shit about who this country happens to be bombing […]

I Was a Red Flag Kid

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Middle school sucks for everybody. But its harder for some people than others. After nearly a decade at a small, conservative, K-8 Catholic school, I was beginning to chafe beneath the cross of my mental illness. I had […]

Who’s Afraid of Tulsi Gabbard?

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Elections are different for anarchists. We’ve already made our peace with the basic fact that representative democracy is a sham even when it’s not rigged by moneyed oligarchs. So when we do actually take part in the process, […]

Nukes For Peace?

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Surrounded by trigger happy Tonkinesque gunboats and drowning in debt, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made the risky decision to play the last card left in their deck; to defy the P5+1 Deal in order to save […]

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, […]

The Spreading Antifa Virus

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley There’s a storm brewing, dearest motherfuckers, or so I’m told. And I’m not talking about climate change. The wild wild world of the world wide web is ablaze with rumors, dark rumors, rumors told of a Fourth Reich, […]

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 […]

Fuck the Border

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Well, he finally got what he wanted, dearest motherfuckers. That vile crusted jizz rag we call a president has finally managed to manufacture an actual crisis at the border. After months of saber rattling conspiracy theories about secret […]

You Can’t Be Pro-Life and Pro-War

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I’m a creature of sonic evolution, dearest motherfuckers. A hand grenade with Luna moth wings. It’s rather ironic for a diagnosed agoraphobic but the only thing that’s evolved more than my fluid gender identity is my equally fluid […]

Redefining the ‘N’ Word

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Jimi Hendrix was a n*ggaJesus Christ and grandma, too Jackson Pollock was a nigga Nigga, nigga, nigga, nigga Nigga, nigga, nigga Outside of society, they’re waitin’ for me Outside of society, if you’re looking That’s where you’ll find […]

The Councils Before Maduro!

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Venezuela is fucked up. A nation hanging from the edge of a cliff by its broken and bloody fingernails. Thick noxious clouds of acrid black smoke gather around the capital of Caracas as the bodies continue to stack […]

Dancing On America’s Grave

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Washington is a fucking zoo. The entire town seems to be teeming with an almost demonic energy that’s usually reserved for Third World capitals hours before the fall of some CIA funded cannibal despot. We have had fucked […]

Lessons From Rojava

A very important read. Absorb every word of this. By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley This holiday season was unusually kind to the anti-imperialists among us. Trump shocked the world the week before Christmas by actually putting America first for a change and calling […]

12 People Who Don’t Suck!

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Every year since I started this blog I’ve written a Shitlist of all the cunts who drive me to near homicidal ideation. And every year since I started this blog I’ve countered that poison pen cocktail with a […]

Godspeed William Blum

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit William Blum, a role model, a hero, and the author of my favorite book, Killing Hope, died this past week at 85 in Arlington, VA, from complications related to kidney failure. Blum pulled zero punches when it came to his acidic criticism […]

HW: Death of a Dick

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It seems like just last week we finally fucking buried John McCain’s stinking corpse and it’s already time for another 24/7, month long, imperial funeral marathon. Since the very second former president and well known war criminal George […]

Support the Houthis

By Nick Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Growing up I was obsessed with the counterculture of the 60’s and 70’s, so much so that I now instinctively associate a lot of it with my own childhood even though I grew up in the 90’s and […]

Make Halloween Dangerous Again!

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Halloween is quite easily my favorite holiday. A heathen celebration the Christians failed to conquer, it’s a time of joyful chaos and youth rebellion decorated by skeletons, scattered leaves, flickering jack-o-lanterns, and bonfire smoke. A holiday where serial […]

In Defense of National Anarchism

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley When I first learned that I had been published on Attack the System, a site notorious for being something of a safe space for national anarchists, I was both confused and intrigued. Intrigued because the national anarchists have […]

My Shitlist 2018

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley This blog is a lot of things to me. It’s art. It’s therapy. It’s a bullhorn from which I can shout my radical diktats to a small horde of loyal followers whom I lovingly refer to as my […]

Voluntary Tribalism: Why Not?

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I’ve always found it absurd that white nationalists bitch the loudest about identity politics when they’re the winy snowflakes who fucking invented the goddamn concept. White isn’t even a race for Christ sake. There is no Whitestan. There […]

Looking Left to Panarchy

By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I haven’t always been an anarchist but I’ve always been a radical. After being raised in the pro-life movement I discovered the Communist Manifesto as a 14 year old lapsed malcontent. I didn’t understand every word of it […]