Vermin Supreme

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The Honorable Vermin Supreme.

Vermin Love Supreme is an American activist and performance artist who has run as a candidate in various local, state, and national elections in the United States.[1][2]

In 2011, he participated in the Occupy Boston protests.[3] He is the subject of the 2014 documentary, Who Is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider Odyssey, which follows his 2012 campaign and explores his life as an activist.[4]

Supreme discussed his political views in a 2008 promotional video. He asserted that libertarians "are just about abolishing the government," which he called a mistake; he also asserted that Republicans want to nullify the government, but "offer no alternative to helping people other than charity." Supreme's vision depends on citizens to take responsibility for themselves and for others, citing "mutual aid and support and care to our fellow citizens" as key elements. He asserted that Americans no longer know how to be citizens, placing some of the blame on schools that teach in "very twisted and jingoistic fashion".[5]

In 2006, Supreme donated one of his kidneys to save his mother. He is married and has no children.


  1. "Dean Wins D.C. Primary", CBS News, February 11, 2009. 
  2. Lindholm, Jane (January 8, 2008). New Hampshire's other candidates. American Public Media.
  3. Dwyer, John Stephen. "Who is occupying Boston, and why?", Blast Magazine, October 5, 2011. 
  4. Who Is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider Odyssey. Snow Arch Films.