the administration risks implosion and subsequent early departure from the White House.



The National Security Council is flipping out because a guy wrote the following and it ended up on Trump’s desk.

POTUS & POLITICALWARFARE

May 2017

BACKGROUND.The Trump administration is suffering under withering information campaigns designed
to first undermine, then de legitimize and ultimately remove the President. Possibly confusing these
attacks with an elevated interplay of otherwise normal D.C. partisan infighting and adversarial media
relations, the White House response to these campaigns reflects a political advocacy mindset that it is
intensely reactive, severely under-inclusive and dangerously inadequate to the threat. If action is not
taken to re-scope and respond to these hostile campaigns very soon, the administration risks implosion
and subsequent early departure from the White House.

This is not politics as usual but rather political warfare at an unprecedented level that is openly engaged
in the direct targeting of a seated president through manipulation of the news cycle. It must be
recognized on its own terms so that immediate action can be taken. At its core, these campaigns run on
multiple lines of effort, serve as the non-violent line of effort of a wider movement, and execute political
warfare agendas that reflect cultural Marxist outcomes. The campaigns operate through narratives.
Because the hard left is aligned with lslamist organizations at local (ANTI FA working with Muslim
Brotherhood doing business as MSA and CAIR), national (ACLU and BLM working with CAIR and MPAC)
and international levels (OIC working with OSCEand the UN), recognition must given to the fact that
they seamlessly interoperate at the narrative level as well. In candidate Trump, the opposition saw a
threat to the “politically correct” enforcement narratives they’ve meticulously laid in over the past few
decades. In President Trump, they see a latent threat to continue that effort to ruinous effect and their

retaliatory response reflects this fear.

INTRODUCTION. Responding to relentless personal assaults on his character, candidate Trump
identified the players and the strategy:

“The establishment and their media enablers will control over this nation through means that
are very well known. Anyone who challenges their control is deemed a sexist, a racist, a
xenophobe, and morally deformed.” – President Trump, Oct 2016

Culturally conditioned to limit responses to such attacks as yet another round in the on-going drone
from diversity and multicultural malcontents, these broadsides are discounted as political correctness
run amuck. However, political correctness is a weapon against reason and critical thinking. This weapon
functions as the enforcement mechanism of diversity narratives that seek to implement cultural
Marxism. Candidate Trump’s rhetoric in the campaign not only cut through the Marxist narrative, he did
so in ways that were viscerally comprehensible to a voting bloc that then made candidate Trump the
president; making that bloc self-aware in the process. President Trump is either the candidate he ran as,
or he is nothing.
Recognizing in candidate Trump an existential threat to cultural Marxist memes that dominate the
prevailing cultural narrative, those that benefit recognize the threat he poses and seek his destruction.
For this cabal, Trump must be destroyed. Far from politics as usual, this is a political warfare effort that
seeks the destruction of a sitting president. Since Trump took office, the situation has intensified to crisis
level proportions. For those engaged in the effort, especially those from within the “deep state” or
permanent government apparatus, this raises clear Title 18 (legal) concerns.

DISCUSSION.
The Opposition. While opposition to President Trump manifests itself through political warfare memes

centered on cultural Marxist narratives, this hardly means that opposition is limited to Marxists as
conventionally understood. Having become the dominant cultural meme, some benefit from it while
others are captured by it; including “deep state” actors, globalists, bankers, lslamists, and establishment
Republicans. Through the campaign, candidate Trump tapped into a deep vein of concern among many
citizens that America is at risk and is slipping away. Globalists and lslamists recognize that for their
visions to succeed, America, both as an ideal and as a national and political identity, must be destroyed.
Atomization of society must also occur at the individual level; with attacks directed against all levels of
group and personal identity. Hence the sexism, racism and xenophobia memes. As a Judea-Christian
culture, forced inclusion of post-modern notions of tolerance is designed to induce nihilistic
contradictions that reduce all thought, all faith, all loyalties to meaninglessness. Group rights based on
sex or ethnicity are a direct assault on the very idea of individual human rights and natural law around
which the Constitution was framed. “Transgender acceptance” memes attack at the most basic level by
denying a person the right to declare the biological fact of one’s sex. When a population has 2 + 2 = 5
imposed on it, there are many that benefit:

Mainstream Media -The principle mechanism for implementing narratives.

The Academy-

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Academia has served as a principle counter-state node for some time and
remains a key conduit for creating future adherents to cultural Marxist narratives and their
derivative worldview.
The Deep State – The successful outcome of cultural Marxism is a bureaucratic state beholden
to no one, certainly not the American people . With no rule of law considerations outside those
that further deep state power, the deep state truly becomes, as Hegel advocated, god
bestriding the earth.
Global Corporatists & Bankers – Exploitation of populations, unfettered by national protections
and notions of personal morality and piety.
Democratic Leadership – The democratic leadership has been a counter-state enabler that
executes, sustains, and protects cultural Marxist programs of action and facilitates the
relentless expansion of the deep state.
Republican Leadership – More afraid of being accused of being called a racist, sexist,
homophobe or lslamophobe 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 they 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. 1 Because candidate Trump publicly exposed them for their 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.

For more information on how influence operations of the former Soviet Union targeted leading conservative
groups and individuals in order to bring them into line with cultural Marxist narratives. See Link here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=YzZhqeLRIMo

lslamists – Islamists ally with cultural Marxist because, as far back as the 1980s, they properly
assessed that the hard left has a strong chance of reducing Western civilization to its benefit.
Having co-opted post-modern narratives as critical points, Islamists deploy these narrative to
strategically blind and then control US decision makers. This is by design and purposeful. “By
their own hands!” has been the declared strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood since 1991. This
strategy seeks to divide American society against itself with the forced imposition of Islamist
objectives on one half of American society by the other half. Once a society has been effectively
atomized, the population will have lost its faith in the old order, detest those who reduced it,
and divide along the lines of narrative adherence. This is the intended outcome of hostile
information cum political warfare campaigns and today we see their effects on American
society.

Complicating the current situation, many close to the president have pushed him off his message
when he was candidate Trump thus alienating him from his base thereby isolating him in the process.
When President Trump is not candidate Trump, he becomes dangerously exposed. While the base
that elected candidate Trump identified with his vision, they are only Trump’s insofar as he holds to
the vision that made him president.

Political Warfare Attacks -A Primer. As used here, “political warfare” does not concern activities
associated with the American political process but rather exclusively refers to political warfare as
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understood by the Maoist Insurgency model. Political warfare is one of the five components of a Maoist
insurgency. Maoist methodologies employ synchronized violent and non-violent actions that focus on
mobilization of individuals and groups to action. This approach envisions the direct use of non-violent
operational arts and tactics as elements of combat power. In Maoist insurgencies, the formation of a
counter-state is essential to seizing state power. Functioning as a hostile competing state acting within
an existing state, it has an alternate infrastructure. Political warfare operates as one of the activities of
the “counter-state” and is primarily focused on the resourcing and mobilization of the counter state or
the exhaustion and demobilization of the targeted political movement. Political warfare methods can
be implemented at strategic, operational, or tactical levels of operation.

Political warfare is warfare. Strategic information campaigns designed to delegitimize through
disinformation arise out of non-violent lines of effort in political warfare regimes. They principally
operate through narratives. Because the left is aligned with lslamist organizations at local, national and
international levels, recognition should be given to the fact that they seamlessly interoperate through
coordinated synchronized interactive narratives.
Cultural Marxism – A Primer. While the attacks on President Trump arise out of political warfare
considerations based on non-kinetic lines of effort (as discussed below), they operate in a battle-space
prepared, informed and conditioned by cultural Marxist drivers. In practical terms, the political warfare
assault on President Trump cannot be separated from the cultural Marxist narratives that drive them.
From an operational preparation of the environment perspective, President Trump is operating in a
battle-space that reflects the left’s vision.

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This discussion relies on Thomas A. Marks’ treatment of the Maoist model as discussed in Maoist People’s War in
Post-Vietnam Asia (Bangkok, Thailand: White Lotus Press, 2007), 1-14. Hereafter “Thomas A. Marks, Maoist
People’s War.”

As used in this discussion, cultural Marxism relates to programs and activities that arise out of Gramsci
Marxism, Fabian Socialism and most directly from the Frankfurt School. The Frankfurt strategy
deconstructs societies through attacks on culture by imposing a dialectic that forces unresolvable
contradictions under the rubric of critical theory. The result is induced nihilism, a belief in everything
that is actually the belief in nothing.
That post-modern (diversity/multiculturalism) narratives seeks to implement cultural Marxist objectives
can be demonstrated by reference to founding Frankfurt School theorist Herbert Marcuse’s repurposing
of the term tolerance. In a 1965 ~ Marcuse defined tolerance as intolerance; said it can be
implemented through undemocratic means to stop chauvinism (xenophobia), racism, discrimination;
and should be extended to the left while denied to the right:

“The realization of the objective of tolerance would call for intolerance toward prevailing policies, attitudes, opinions, and
the extension of tolerance to policies, attitudes, and opinions which are outlawed or suppressed.”

“Surely, no government can be expected to foster its own subversion, but in a democracy such a right is vested in the
people (i.e. in the majority of the people). This means that the ways should not be blocked on which a subversive majority
could develop, and if they are blocked by organized repression and indoctrination, their reopening may require apparently
undemocratic means. They would include the withdrawal of toleration of speech and assembly from groups and
movements which promote aggressive policies, armament, chauvinism, discrimination on the grounds of race and religion,
or which oppose the extension of public services, social security, medical care, etc.” (8-9)

“Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from
the Left. As to the scope of this tolerance and intolerance: … it would extend to the stage of action as well as of discussion
and propaganda, of deed as well as of word.” (12)

It is through such post-modern constructs that interoperable narratives are established among various
left-wing groups as well as between them and Islamist groups at all levels. For example, from the 2001
Conference of Foreign Ministers at Bamako, Mali, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) declared
its commitment to fight racism and xenophobia and then declared lslamophobia a “contemporary form
of racism”:

In this context, the World Conference urges all states … take all necessary measures to combat hatred, discrimination, intolerance
and acts of violence, intimidation and coercion motivated by racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
particularly against Islam

Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance which display an increasing trend, in their most subtle and
contemporary forms, constitute a violation of human rights. 3. Contemporary forms of racism are based on discrimination and
disparagement on a cultural, rather than biological basis. In this content, the increasing trend of lslamophobia, as a distinct form of
xenophobia in non-Muslim societies is very alarming.

That the OIC made these claims as part of its planned inputs to the United Nation’s “Third World
Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance” further
demonstrates the coordinated and interoperable nature of these narratives at international levels in
international forums.
As cultural Marxist narratives intensify, they are to be further operationalized in the form of hate speech
narratives. Hate speech narratives are non-random, coordinated, and fully interoperable escalations of
cultural Marxist memes. Key international players include the European Union, the UN, and the OSCE,
the OIC and the International Muslim Brotherhood. Hate speech memes are structured, coordinated,
and implemented through these same international forums. They involve close coordination with media
and social media and include the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) narratives. David Shipler’s book
Freedom of Speech provides a road map for how hate speech narratives are to be structured, deployed
and enforced.

Battlespace. These attack narratives are pervasive, full spectrum and institutionalized at all levels. They
operate in social media, television, the 24-hour news cycle in all media, and are entrenched at the upper
levels of the bureaucracies and within the foreign policy establishment. They inform the entertainment
industry from late night monologues, to situation comedies, to television series memes, to movie
themes. The effort required to direct this capacity at President Trump is little more than a programming
decision to do so. The cultural Marxist narrative is fully deployed, pervasive, full spectrum and ongoing.
Regarding the president, attacks have become a relentless 24/7 effort.

While there is certainly a Marxist agenda and even lslamist 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; 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/lslamists who will leverage Islamic
terrorism threats to justify the creation of a police state.

Adversary Campaign Plan. Political Warfare has been described as “propaganda in battledress.”

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The
effort directed at President Trump is executed along one overt, as well as two covert, lines of effort:

The overt line of effort is PUBLICITY. Publicity is the straightforward projection of a case that
builds a picture in the audience’s mind designed to garner support. It is facts without context
and information the adversary wants the audience to possess that creates an impression and
sets conditions. It seeks to establish good will and receptiveness to additional inputs.

There are two covert lines of effort: PROPOGANDA and INFILTRATION/SUBVERSION.
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Propaganda is the deliberate direction, even manipulation, of information to secure a

definite outcome. It is an attempt to direct the thinking of the recipient, without his
conscious collaboration, into predetermined channels that are established in the
Publicity line of effort. It is the unwitting conditioning of the recipient by devious
methods with an ulterior motive that seeks to move them incrementally over time into
greater belief and acceptance of message transmitted in the Publicity line of effort.
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Infiltration and subversion operate internal to the targeted organization in order to
inform, target, coordinate, and amplify the effects of the publicity and propaganda.
Both operate to gather intelligence, obstruct legitimate courses of action, provide inside
information, and leak sensitive information that undermines the leadership and
suppresses the morale of friendly elements.

“Political Warfare Executive – The Meaning, Techniques and Methods of Political Warfare,” His Britannic
Majesty’s Government, London, 1942, 5.

Infiltration of political and social groups within a target state is done for the purpose of extending counterstate influence and control. The endgame is concealed and may involve illicit activities.

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Subversion undermines or detaches the loyalties of significant political and social groups within the target

state and transfers political and/or ideological loyalties to the counter-state. As the counter-state forms, a
counter-elite of influential individual and key leaders within the target state will later facilitate the legitimacy
and permanency of the new regime.

Political warfare employs both publicity and propaganda. It recognizes no intrinsic virtue in the news but
rather envisions it as a mechanism to exploit and build up support. From a political warfare perspective,
control of the news cycle is the most potent means of attracting and building up a favorable audience.
As it relates to the news cycle, publicity and propaganda can be merged to form a “pseudo-publicity”
that is presented as news in furtherance of sustaining pseudo-realities maintained by cultural Marxist
memes. Pseudo-publicity treatment of President Trump dominates the news cycle. The current
campaign against President Trump operates in the following manner:
The Meta Narrative. Meta narratives seeks to delegitimize President Trump, his administration, and the
vision of America he projected as a candidate. With cultural Marxist memes serving as the backdrop,
President Trump is to be relentlessly characterized as unfit through the use of supporting narratives
acting to move unwitting populations to belief in the meta narrative. Hence:



“President Trump is illegitimate”
“President Trump is corrupt”
“President Trump is dishonest”

Note that the twitter accounts and mainstream media personalities pushing this narrative have seen
their audience numbers rise greatly in the past 6 months. This is a direct result of the supporting and
backdrop narratives channeling individuals to this meta-narrative.
Supporting Narratives. Meta-narratives are supported by an ongoing series supporting-narratives that
can be swapped out as circumstances warrant. It is important to recognize that these stories do not
have to be true, valid or accurate to serve their purpose. Over time, deserved or not, the cumulative
effect of these supporting narratives will result in a Trump fatigue. From a political warfare perspective,
President Trump’s inability to meet this challenge will cast him as a weak failed leader. The current list
of supporting narratives include:




“Russia hacked the election”
“Obstruction of Justice”
“Hiding Collusion”
“Putin Puppet”

– illegitimate
– corrupt
– dishonest
– treasonous

Backdrop Narratives. The backdrop to the meta and supporting narratives are cultural Marxist memes
designed to sustain a general sense of loathing of President Trump and the America that elected him.
Hence:

“[meta] President Trump is illegitimate, [supporting] he was elected because of Russian
hacking, [backdrop] and besides, he a racist, sexist xenophobe.”

Adversaries utilize these interlocking narratives as a defensive political and information warfare screen
that silences critics and smears supporters of President Trump. When people in the media question the
behavior, actions and decisions of the Trump Administration’s opponents, they are immediately said to
be “working for the Russians” or “supporting Russian propaganda.” Individual Americans who support
the President are deemed “deplorable” and “racist.”
End State. Attacks on President Trump are not just about destroying him, but also about destroying the
vision of America that lead to his election. Those individuals and groups seeking the destruction of

President Trump actually seek to suffocate the vision of America that made him president. Hence, the
end state is not just a delegitimized, destabilized, immobilized and possibly destroyed presidency; but
also a demoralized movement composed of a large enough bloc to elect a president that subsequently

become self-aware of its own disenfranchisement.

CONCLUSION.
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. 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.


The memo at the heart of the latest blowup at the National Security Council paints a dark picture of media, academics, the “deep state,” and other enemies allegedly working to subvert U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a copy of the document obtained by Foreign Policy.
The seven-page document, which eventually landed on the president’s desk, precipitated a crisis that led to the departure of several high-level NSC officials tied to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The author of the memo, Rich Higgins, who was in the strategic planning office at the NSC, was among those recently pushed out.
The full memo, dated May 2017, is titled “POTUS & Political Warfare.” It provides a sweeping, if at times conspiratorial, view of what it describes as a multi-pronged attack on the Trump White House.
Trump is being attacked, the memo says, because he represents “an existential threat to cultural Marxist memes that dominate the prevailing cultural narrative.” Those threatened by Trump include “‘deep state’ actors, globalists, bankers, Islamists, and establishment Republicans.”
The memo is part of a broader political struggle inside the White House between current National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and alt-right operatives with a nationalist worldview who believe the Army general and his crew are subverting the president’s agenda.
Though not called out by name, McMaster was among those described in the document as working against Trump, according to a source with firsthand knowledge of the memo and the events. Higgins, the author, is widely regarded as a Flynn loyalist who dislikes McMaster and his team.
“It was about H.R. McMaster,” the source said. “So, when he starts reading it, he knows it’s him and he fires [Higgins].”
The story of the memo’s strange journey through the White House captures the zeitgeist of what has become the tragicomedy of the current White House: a son trying to please his father, an isolated general on a mission to find a leaker, a right-wing blogger with a window into the nation’s security apparatus, and a president whose closest confidante is a TV personality.
The result is an even wider rift between the president and his national security advisor,…

Source:

Here’s the Memo That Blew Up the NSC 

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