Eldridge Cleaver, one of the founding, guiding members of the original Black Panthers, fled the US to avoid legal charges and went in to exile overseas. After some years of seeing the reality of the free exercise of the principles of communism and socialism, he came back and asked that the authorities give him whatever sentence they deemed necessary. He said at the time that he had figured out it was better to be in jail in America, than a free person anywhere else in the world. And he got religion. And he became a republican.
Must have been a hater.