A former member of the violent leftist radical group antifa, Gabriel Nadales, shared his story and how he eventually became part of the national terrorist group, in an interview on Oct. 29 with BlazeTV host Andrew Wilkow.

During his interview with The Blaze, Nadales, author of the book “Behind the Black Mask: My Time as an Anti-Fa Activist,” revealed inside information about the violent leftist group that played a major role in the riots in U.S. cities this year, using the excuse of protests for racial equality.

Nadales, wrote his book trying to warn the public about a situation that he considers worrying mainly about young people. He does so by sharing his personal, but all too common, story of why and how he ended up joining antifa.

He explains that while growing up in the United States, the media, especially those in Spanish, in addition to the school itself, were his two main sources of anti-American propaganda.

“A lot of [Spanish media] stories are uniquely targeted to make Hispanics feel marginalized, and make it seem like Hispanics against America,” Nadales said.

Nadales, said that during his school years, both in middle and high school, he had many radical leftist teachers who basically imposed their ideals on young people, generating a collective feeling of hate toward the United States.

“When you are bombarded with so many anti-American beliefs and feelings, it is easy for someone growing up in this country to learn to hate America,” Nadales said.

Finally, after so many years of incorporating that anti-American ideology, he joined the anti-fascist movement, Antifa. Nadales went on to explain that at some point he believed that the United States and neo-Nazis were practically part of the same thing. 

He said the same thing happened to him with concepts such as freedom of expression, which he combined in his adolescent notions and linked them to fascism. All of this mess of ideas was the product of indoctrination received through the school institution and the mass media.  

The devastating violence and riots in Portland and other U.S. cities over the summer were not provoked by spontaneous protesters, but were led by “organized and violent Anti-Fa’s anarchists,” revealed an email written by Brian Murphy, former acting undersecretary of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Defense, which was obtained by CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge, who posted it on her Twitter account.

“We have overwhelming information about the ideologies that drive people to violence and why the violence has continued,” Murphy wrote in his email. “A core set of actors is organized, who come forward night after night, share TTP (common tactics, techniques and procedures) and draw on like-minded people for their cause.”

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, during an interview with Fox News earlier last month, said the Justice Department is also investigating the heads of violent leftist organizations like Antifa, trying to find those who are funding these people to move around the country.

“What we know is that we have seen groups and individuals move from Portland to other parts of the country. We had about 175 arrests in Kenosha, almost 100 of them were from out of state. So, we know they are moving around. We have seen them in D.C., in Sacramento, and elsewhere. We have seen similar tactics being used from Portland and other cities across the country as well. So, we know that there is organization.”