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.


16 Responses to Higgins Memo Shows Total Paranoia in Trump White House

  1. Wall Street wonders how the markets will react to the cult republican war. Stay relaxed folks, China has this under its control after we step in the poo, they will come out in a much better place to further their economic and global positioning. Well played gents, well played.

    “Strategists at Nordea Markets estimate that in the unlikely event of “a potentially uncontained military conflict” in which global superpowers like China and Russia get involved, the European Central Bank would have to implement “highly dovish forward guidance” and the yield curve would likely flatten due to weaker risk appetite”. Wall Street Journal

    Side note, Consider stocks in companies that manufacture iodine. Our thyroids are gonna take a beating if they survive. The point of a weaker risk appetite may be due to the effect of radiation poisoning as that kind of make you not very hungry. Our cartoon cult presidency just means another day of really really missing President Obama’s calm and correct leadership.

  2. How is it “paranoia” when you literally attack the president in the majority of your posts?

  3. OldSarg, if the Higgins memo said, “Cory Heidelberger is regularly criticizing Donald Trump’s agenda,” that would be entirely factual, not paranoid. If the Higgins memo said, “Cory Heidelberger is turning voters and Congresspeople against Trump, and the White House must respond immediately,” that would be awesome.

    But the Higgins memo doesn’t mention me. The Higgins memo says that (a) a vast left-wing conspiracy of Marxists, Islamists, corporatists, realtors, Fabian Republicans, and others is trying to destroy Trump and (b) destroying Trump is equivalent to destroying America. That’s paranoid, delusional, and dangerously cultish.

  4. Is a Fabian republican one who has hair like Fabian to mock trumps comb over? Is a Fabian republican, Dan Fabian from Minnesota? Can a Fabian republican sing and act like Fabian did in North to Alaska? Is a Fabian republican like looking for Waldo?

  5. Kinda makes ya wonder about how all those straw men have so much strength, eh ??

  6. Buck, there are so many boogie-men in the Higgins memo that we could open two discos.

  7. Porter Lansing

    This McMaster bloke is a bit of alright.

  8. mike from iowa

    Long way from being ready for an all out war with NK. There are no aircraft carriers in the region. They left in June. We need AC and jets to control NK’s navy and airforces. We don’t have enough troops or artillery on the ground in SK. We are along ways from any war except the braggadacio of two bloviating BS artists that could use much downtime in an insane asylum.

    Drumpf’s Russian problem is heating up and he just wants to deflect from his own troubles.

  9. Venezuela is now being threatened by our cartoon in chief. Good grief, South Dakota had better look out or we will start carpet bombing ourselves into nuclear oblivion with just one tweet. trump will call Warren AFB and say that the Indians are on the warpath according to Randolph Scott and by golly we have got to do something.

    Seriously, he has a military option for Venezuela? The US has turned into a Banana Republic and we are starting to feel like we are the big banana.

  10. It’s pure insanity – all of this. I’ve said from start, “what kind of made for TV President could ever avoid starting his own made for TV war to secure his reelection?”

    Modern Republican Presidents will start wars so that the most pea brained voters are reluctant to “change horses in mid-stream” when reelection time comes around. It’s the dirtiest trick in the book – and today, Trump is effectively begging Kim Jong Un, or anyone really, to attack us – so that he can be justified in war.

    I hope our Generals lock him in a closet when it comes time to make real war decisions. And if the deep state wants to just ‘take him out’ (like JFK) before he picks a fight and blows up some distant country, they have my authorization to get er done any way they want.

  11. Russia is positioned to own American oil refineries with a huge foothold in America. Can anyone see the connection between trump, an owner of the largest oil company in Russia Rosneft and Venezuela? http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rosneft-russian-oil-could-claim-us-oil-trump-cfius/ Now wonder they are paranoid, they are all do dooing razor blades that this deal will go through for the richest oil deposit in the world. North Korea is a sideline, there ain’t no oil there so why bother? Here is the prize. Can you say Citgo? Check it out, the dots are easy to connect.

    Between Shell, now owned by Saudi Arabia and Citgo now about to be taken over violently by Russia with American troop intervention, all is not well. How do you like winning so far?

  12. Jesus Christ, jerry, fine, you’re right, it’s never about complete and total insanity, it’s always -truly- about the money.

    The business ‘deals’ that could stem from this Administration are ALARMING as F. Thank you for bearing the burden of far worse news than I was expecting – God damnit. I love the truth even when it hurts deeply. Love is not always easy.

  13. The third quote I pull above is the first half of the final paragraph. Here are the final words:

    The administration has been maneuvered into a constant backpedal by relentless political warfare attacks structured to force him to assume a reactive posture that assures inadequate responses. The president can either drive or be driven by events; it’s time for him to
    drive them.

    North Korea, Venezuela—Trump is taking Higgins’s advice and driving events. Unfortunately, he is driving us toward war… but hey! when an attack on Trump is an attack on America, any response is justified, right?

  14. “Trump’s cowboy tirades, and the pundits’ bombastic rhetoric, are exceedingly reckless. History shows that negotiations with Pyongyang can work.” thenation… well said

    the “distraction” president. WWIII takes some chutzpah

  15. The choice of Trump as candidate and president was a “Faustian bargain,” Flake declares:
    We have given in to the politics of anger — the belief that riling up the base can make up for failed attempts to broaden the electorate. These are the spasms of a dying party. Anger and resentment and blaming groups of people for our problems might work politically in the short term, but it’s a dangerous impulse in a pluralistic society, and we know from history that it’s an impulse that, once acted upon, never ends well. http://billmoyers.com/story/grand-old-party-trump-gop/

  16. The Faustian bargain, now has the blood on his hands of three dead folks in Virginia. One dead protester and two dead Virginia State Police members. When do you think the alt-right leader trump will fire Bannon as a member of the Alt-right or Gorka or any of the other angry white men in the administration.

    Why are white folks so angry? What do they have to be angry about? They have it all so what is the fuss?