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#065: How Antifa and ideology cabbages the mind – Shayne Hunter

By Jordan Michaelides

Shayne Hunter ( @ShayneHunter ) is a comedian and ex-leader of radical left wing group, Antifa in Australia.

He’s probably one of the most intelligent and intense comedians I’ve ever come across. He’s floated in and out of ideology over the last few years – initially a right wing libertarian, then an anarchist/leftist radical and now a steadfast libertarian pushing people to not fall into identify politics.

Shayne is socially aware and poignant in his analysis of society, a benefit to anyone wanting to learn more about group-think or ideology.

This is a brilliant lesson in how people can be sucked into cabbaging their minds about belief, ideology and cults. Most of my time was spent getting out of Shayne’s way, letting him explain the journey and ideology of the radical left – the group he believes is ideologically more dangerous than ISIS.

Key topics we covered:

  • Cognitive biases
  • The education system & conformity experiments
  • Conspiracies theories and ideologies
  • Procrastination
  • Antifa, his involvement, and gratitude
  • The radical-left ideologies
  • Critical theory and postmodernism
  • Normalising Neo-Marxism
  • Defining the radical left/right
  • The Outrage-Industrial Complex
  • Advice for ideologues
  • Jordan Peterson

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00:57 – Introduction
03:52 – Earliest memories and performance
05:00 – Formative lessons learnt, cognitive biases
14:55 – Education system, conformity experiments
23:21 – Conspiracies theories and ideologies
30:52 – Procrastination
36:56 – Antifa, his involvement, and gratitude
47:44 – The radical-left ideologies
01:00:59 – Critical theory and postmodernism
01:05:41 – Normalising Neo-Marxism
01:10:49 – Defining the radical left/right
01:12:41 – The Outrage-Industrial Complex
01:20:59 – Advice for ideologues
01:23:43 – Jordan Peterson
01:27:29 – What action he’s planning on taking
01:30:15 – Morning routine
01:31:27 – Best purchase under $200
01:33:15 – Where he would put a billboard