Gabriel Nadales was an angry, bitter and unhappy young man—the perfect recruit for Antifa, the violent left-wing group which claims to fight against fascism. He says his beef was against the greedy, heartless power structure that didn’t care about him or society’s innocent victims and which had robbed, beaten and stolen from his ancestors.
Nadales explains that Antifa stands for antifascist, but the name is purposely deceptive. It is calibrated so that anyone who dares to criticize the group or its tactics can in turn can be labeled fascist. Their mantra: to blast the establishment, taunt police and destroy property.
But something powerful clicked within Nadales. He says, “Joining Antifa was the worst decision of my life.” So how did he escape? He says he encountered something good, friends who pointed him to the logic of Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell and Ben Shapiro. “What they said just made sense and offered me a better way to live.” He added that Antifa just cared about control and only offered him more anger and bitterness. Here’s the rest of Nadales’ story on PragerU.