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  • Higgins Memo Shows Total Paranoia in Trump White House

    Last week I mentioned the Higgins memo, a crazy conspiracy-theory screed that got Flynn-loyalist Eric Higgins fired from the National Security Council’s strategic planning office by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

    Foreign Policy has obtained and published the entire Higgins memo, which has circulated among Trump staff since May 2017. It’s a doozy. Titled “POTUS and Political Warfare,” the Higgins memo posits that it’s not just the cultural Marxists and Islamic Brotherhood working together to destroy Trump; it’s good capitalists, too!

    While there is certainly a Marxist agenda and even Islamist motivations that must be seriously addressed in their own right, these motivations alone seem inadequate to explain the scope and magnitude of the effort directed against the president. The economic drivers behind the Marxist and Islamist ideologues are enormously influential and seek to leverage these ideological movements for their own self interests. While beyond the actual scope of this document, the benefactors of these political movements include; [sic] Urban Real Estate who depend greatly on immigrant tenants, International Banking who seeks to maintain US debtor status so as to control the application of American power, and elements of the business sector that depend upon immigrant labor or government infrastructure. The overall objective of these economic forces is the forced urbanization of the populace, thereby necessitating a larger, more powerful government. In summary, this is a form of population control by certain business cartels in league with cultural Marxists/corporatists/Islamists who will leverage Islamic terrorism threats to justify the creation of a police state [Eric Higgins, “POTUS and Political Warfare,” memo, May 2017, published by Foreign Policy 2017.08.10].

    Your real estate agent, your banker, your boss—all working against your President.

    Add to the conspiracy most of your powerful Republican friends:

    More afraid of being accused of being called a racist, sexist, homophobe, or Islamophobe than of failing to enforce their oaths to “support and defend the Constitution,” the Republican Establishment accepts and enforces cultural Marxist memes within its own sphere of operations. In doing so, knowingly or not, it becomes an agent of that. These “conservatives” become increasingly indistinguishable from their democratic counterparts save that the misrepresent themselves to their constituents. Lacking the discernment to recognize their situation, they will work with globalists, corporatists, and the international financial interests and will likewise service the deep state. These establishment Republicans are the hard left’s designated defeat mechanism in the destruction of the old regime as well as the American ideal. Because candidate Trump publicly exposed them for the duplicitous activities, they are at risk as long as Trump can turn on them and are, therefore, bitter foes. Candidate Trump’s success remains an ongoing existential threat to establishment Republicans [Higgins, May 2017].

    Higgins got one thing right: Donald Trump is an existential threat to Republicans… and Democrats… and most living beings on Earth.

    Republicans, corporations, banks, reporters, academics… there’s almost no one left to fight this sprawling Marxist conspiracy.

    And make no mistake: if you’re working against Trump, says Higgins, you’re working against America:

    The recent turn of events give rise to the observation that the defense of President Trump is the defense of America. In the same way President Lincoln was surrounded by political opposition both inside and outside of his wire, in both overt and covert forms, so too is President Trump. Had Lincoln failed, so too would have the Republic [Higgins, May 2017].

    I somehow doubt that McClellan, Chase, Douglass, Cady Stanton, and others dissatisfied with Lincoln’s conduct of the Civil War were cultural Marxists working to destroy America. And no one should try extending Higgins’s flimsy historical analogy past March 1865.

    We should smell the dangerous, paranoid rot of the inner Trump circle’s thinking: darn near everyone is out to get him, and any attack on him is an attack on America.