Not all the individuals involved were identified, but National Justice can now confirm that the man above is Brooklyn-based Andrew Gittlitz (A.M. Gittlitz), an author and journalist who has been published in the New York Times and Vice and is a leading figure in a communist death cult called the "Posadists."
According to multiple sources, Gittlitz and fellow cult members are integral parts of the New York City "antifa" scene. Gittlitz is the producer of the "Antifada" podcast (under the name AP Andy) and along with other members of his Posadist group, worked with Jarrod Shanahan to dox and send death threats to numerous Proud Boys and nationalists.
Gittlitz has written for the Trotskyite publishing house Verso Books, which is also deeply involved with underground antifa organizing, as well as articles throughout left-wing publications like The Jacobin, The Baffler, Salon, Vice and pieces in the now defunct Commune Magazine explicitly endorsing "antifa" political violence.
One especially noteworthy contribution was Gittlitz's op-ed for the New York Times for its "Red Century" celebration of the centennial of the Bolshevik revolution. This served to platform his crackpot apocalyptic UFO centered interpretation of communism.
Gittlitz is also friends with a number of connected people. For example, he is personal friends with the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) Hannah Gais.
Brighton Beach Nuclear War Cult
According to a source familiar with "antifa" in New York, Gittlitz belongs to a semi-religious communist group based out of South Brooklyn.
The group's beliefs are inspired by J. Posadas (real name Homero Frasnelli), an Argentinian Trotskyist who believed in acceleration through the use of nuclear bombs to usher in an apocalypse that he theorized would end up ushering communism around the world. Extra terrestrials play a significant role in his and Gittlitz's work.
In Brooklyn, followers of this doctrine are led by a Brighton Beach man named Yevgeny Lerner, who goes by "Comrade Communicator" and claims to have a special ability to speak to aliens.
Lerner, who has been a central organizer in NYC Antifa for a decade, is believed to be one of the individuals who controls the @NYCAntifa twitter account.
On the beaches of South Brooklyn, Gittlitz and other left-wing extremists take drugs and follow "Great Communicator" as he professes to make contact with beings from another galaxy.
Gittlitz is a deeply involved true-believer. Last year, he traveled to Cuba to an international communist conference to give a lecture on Posadism and attempt to recruit new members.
Take Them Seriously
Many right-wing people will look at Gittlitz and his beliefs and dismiss him as a mere kook.
While his beliefs may be absurd, his cult's obsession with nuclear weapons and active training for political violence are not.
Once again, we find that a promoter of using violence to silence people with different beliefs is neatly entrenched in our institutional media. Almost all of the "antifa" movers and shakers National Justice has reported on have worked for mainstream media outlets like Vice, as well as "respectable" socialist ones like The Jacobin.
Many of them have their left-extremist writings referenced in the New York Times in order to try and mainstream them, while Gittlitz was outright commissioned for a piece by them.
Why our elites actively promote mentally disturbed thugs who wish to use nuclear weapons to trigger an apocalypse continues to be an open ended question.