Shayne Hunter is a former member of Antifa in Australia. He has since left the group and now works as a full time stand-up comedian. He regularly speaks about cognitive biases and pokes fun at ideologues - having been one himself - which I thought...
Shayne Hunter is a former member of Antifa in Australia. He has since left the group and now works as a full time stand-up comedian. He regularly speaks about cognitive biases and pokes fun at ideologues - having been one himself - which I thought gave him a hugely unique perspective on what we call the 'culture war'.
Aside from talking politics, we also delve into some of the more serious issues - such as mental health and domestic abuse - topics which seem to have affected both of our lives in different ways.
TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Intro 01:09 Introducing Shayne 01:39 Sticker and flag theft incident 02:48 "Our ideology made us think that our morals were more important than conventional morals" 03:55 "The that more we built him up to be like the second coming of Hitler the more we could feel that our actions were more virtuous and moral - and at the end of the day we want that juicy bong hit of heroism" 05:44 'Twenty pingers' theory 08:12 "I could not see the man in the monkey suit" 08:51 When did you stop washing? 12:10 Seduced by the ideology of anarchy 13:04 "The unconscious avatar of dead philosophers I never read properly" 14:10 Halal food protest 15:48 Self fulfilling prophecies 19:55 Homo-eroticism 21:15 Domestic abuse 23:05 Protesting the closure of women's shelters whilst being a victim of domestic violence - the man is always the oppressor 24:02 Living with a partner with Borderline Personality Disorder 29:19 Meeting a girl in the anarchist subculture 32:33 Polyamory 34:23 'A love-hate triangle' 39:06 Rape accusation 43:14 'That's not rape!' 48:58 "I was in a false rape dungeon inside of a cult" 51:36 Blackmail 52:19 Admission that she sexually assaulted him 53:42 "Your super power is being raped" 57:09 Leaving antifa and rape smears follow him into the comedy world and media 58:37 Media Watch interview 1:02:00 Re..