[Marxism] Fwd: An NSC Staffer Is Forced Out Over a Controversial Memo - The Atlantic

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Aug 5 05:04:46 MDT 2017

A top official of the National Security Council was fired last month 
after arguing in a memo that President Trump is under sustained attack 
from subversive forces both within and outside the government who are 
deploying Maoist tactics to defeat President Trump’s nationalist agenda.

His dismissal marks the latest victory by National Security Adviser H.R. 
McMaster in the ongoing war within Trump’s White House between those who 
believe that the president is under threat from dark forces plotting to 
undermine him, and those like McMaster who dismiss this as 
conspiratorial thinking.

Rich Higgins, a former Pentagon official who served in the NSC’s 
strategic-planning office as a director for strategic planning, was let 
go on July 21. Higgins’s memo describes supposed domestic and 
international threats to Trump’s presidency, including globalists, 
bankers, the “deep state,” and Islamists. The memo characterizes the 
Russia story as a plot to sabotage Trump’s nationalist agenda. It 
asserts that globalists and Islamists are seeking to destroy America. 
The memo also includes a set of recommendations, arguing that the 
problem constitutes a national-security priority.

“Globalists and Islamists recognize that for their visions to succeed, 
America, both as an ideal and as a national and political identity, must 
be destroyed,” the memo warns. It argues that this has led “Islamists 
[to] ally with cultural Marxists,” but that in the long run, “Islamists 
will co-opt the movement in its entirety.”


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