Comrade In The Machine

Frontline Praxis Episode 11

Life as a Leftist in the Military

In a slight departure from the show’s usual format, William sits down with “Condey”, a leftist who was radicalized while enlisted in the military. Topics include reconciling leftist principles in the imperialist machine, subversive radicalization of other enlistees, and how life in the military can highlight the inherent contradictions of capitalism, among many more.

This episode’s Solo Praxis segment focuses on disability justice and the importance of advocating for accessibility in every aspect of our daily lives.

Our guest is still in the process of getting out of the military and asked that we keep his identity anonymous to avoid any problems, however he did provide his Twitter username. You can find him at

Condey also voiced an important message towards the end of the conversation, imploring any active military, veterans, family member, or other loved one who is struggling with PTSD or any effects of psychological or emotional trauma from military life to please seek help. The help line in the US for veterans and active military in a mental health crisis is 1-800-273-8255, and in Canada is 1-800-268-7708.

For more information and perspectives on leftism from a military perspective, we highly recommend the Eyes Left podcast, or

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A podcast focusing on leftist organizing and direct action, with your hosts Eden and William.

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