A former Antifa member thinks the violent left-wing group is a significant threat to freedom and democracy.
Shayne Hunter, who helped build the Antifa movement in Australia, left the group after nearly four years. He’s now made it his mission to expose the truth about the terrorist organization.
“The radical left of Antifa presents itself as being about compassion and empathy; it’s a Trojan horse,” explained Hunter, in an interview with Australian news outlet, News.au, last week. “All conversations are about entitlement and rights, not responsibility. When these people talk about freedom, they really mean freedom from responsibility.”
Comparing the group to ISIS, or a cult, Hunter added that he believes Antifa “gives people a sense of belonging to something and having purpose” — and thus attracts “very damaged people.”
“You don’t know humiliation until you’ve left a cult; I wasted four years of my life,” he added. “I cut ties over time. I’m still in contact with some ex-cult members, but I don’t see anyone who’s still active.”
“Without doubt, it’s a huge and growing threat to Australian society,” he continued. “It’s a miserable mindset. When I got out of it and stopped feeling oppressed, I finally felt like I could take control of my life. That’s what I intend to do now.”
Antifa has existed in other Western countries for decades — but it’s only just arrived in the United States, as a leftist reaction to President Donald Trump’s election. Antifa has already been responsible for many violent protests across the country over the past year.