Monday, May 17, 2021

Space Force Commander Fired Over Marxism Concern

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Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, was fired Friday after expressing concern on a podcast that Marxist ideologies are becoming prevalent in the US military. 

Officially he was fired over a "loss of trust and confidence in his ability to lead" and because "his comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity."

We are a country in chaos.

Be informed, not misled.

Lohmeier was removed immediately, however, his future in the military is still uncertain. His commander has initiated a Command Directed Investigation.

Earlier this month, Lohmeier self-published a book titled, "Irresistible Revolution: Marxism's Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military.

The book is described as "a timely and bold contribution from an active duty Space Force lieutenant colonel who sees the impact of a neo-Marxist agenda at ground level within our armed forces."

Lohmeier says, "The diversity, inclusion and equity industry and the trainings we are receiving in the rooted in critical race theory, which is rooted in Marxism."

He also says he doesn't "demonize [Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin], but I want to make it clear to both him and every service member this [diversity and inclusion] agenda, it will divide us, it will not unify us."

He also took issue with Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby, who Lohmeier claims said "there are too many white pilots," noting this came at a time when there was a growing shortage of qualified pilots. "If you want to provide that kind of messaging to your already struggling pilot force, you can already expect to see further retention problems," he said.

He says he consulted with his chain of command, public affairs, and legal counsel before publishing the book and that his intent was never to engage in partisan politics, but to alert the public about the increased polarization in the military.

Lohmeier said, "I've written a book about a particular ideology (Marxism) in the hope that our Defense Department might return to being politically non-partisan in the future as it has honorably done throughout history."

Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier is not the only one expressing concern.

"We don't have a voice anymore."

While a major, Lohmeier attended the Air Command and Staff College where he published, "The Better Mind of Space"---a paper that explores the US military's role in space beyond geosynchronous Earth orbit.

He says all his "interactions with senior leaders in the Air Force and the Space Force have been very positive; they care a great deal about their people and the lethality of the force."

Lohmeier thinks that "leaders may be afraid if they don't get on board with this diversity training, they will face scrutiny, 'or might not get promoted' ---the liberal ideas, he says, "are welcomed whereas ideas from more conservative voices are criticized or silenced."

He says he is hearing from many in the military who are saying "Thank you, thank you, thank you for speaking up---because we don't have a voice anymore."

Ideological poison. 

Republican Senator Tom Cotton says the military is peddling ideological poison that will degrade the cohesion and combat effectiveness of its troops.

He says, "As I learned during my tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, fighting alongside courageous soldiers of every race and background, the military's strength is not its 'diversity' but its ability to weather adversity through unity."

He says, "We need to teach our young troops, as I was taught by sergeants and officers of many races, to befriend, fight alongside, and, if necessary, die for your comrades on the battlefield---not to obsess about skin color."

Cotton has introduced a bill that would ban Critical Race Theory from the military.

The far-left is digging in on remaking America to be a fundamentally, irredeemably racist country.

"Deplorables," she called us.

And Gov. Jay Inslee is certainly doing his part. On May 5, he signed Senate Bill 5044 which requires CRT to be taught in all classrooms from Early Learning & K-12 classrooms.

The bill also requires all school boards to adopt cultural competency standards for board member training and board policies.

This follows Inslee's approval of Senate Bills 5227 and 5228, which requires public colleges and medical schools, respectively, to develop CRT curriculum.

Oregon is telling social studies teachers to undermine "Eurocentrist narratives" as part of the state's newly mandated "ethnic studies curricula" in social studies. Teachers are now required to apply race and ethnicity tests to what they teach in social studies, to "decenter whiteness" and "center the experiences and perspectives of people of color."


As I mentioned last week, some states are beginning to push back with laws similar to Tom Cotton's proposed military bill, that would ban CRT from public schools.

Children deserve better than this. So do our sons and daughters who enlist in our military to defend our country. This latest obsession of the Left is creating stress on our little ones in the classrooms and is demoralizing our older sons and daughters on the battlefield. 

Taxpayers also deserve better. Joe Biden has begun spending billions of dollars of our hard-earned money to advance this moral and cultural takeover.

There is no part of our culture that is not touched by this demonic effort, including the so-called "Christian Left" and the churches who are being misled by social justice warriors masquerading as angels of light.

Critical Race Theory is turning Americans against one another by weaponizing what used to be mere fantasies of tenured professors in dimly lit offices---now transmitting it through colleges to teachers who carry the destructive message to our littlest ones who survived abortion, but now face an equally demonic adversary. 

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.