by Debra Heine
A new book about the Marxist takeover of the military reached the top spot on Amazon’s bestseller list after the author, a former commander of a U.S. Space Force unit in Colorado, was fired for promoting it.
Lt. Colonel Matthew Lohmeier, commander of 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, was relieved from his post after he appeared on a podcast to promote his book, Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military.
“Irresistible Revolution is a timely and bold contribution from an active-duty Space Force lieutenant colonel who sees the impact of a neo-Marxist agenda at the ground level within our armed forces,” a description of the book reads.
Lohmeier, a former instructor and fighter pilot, was tasked with detecting ballistic missile launches.
NEW – Space Force commander, Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, removed after saying Marxism is infiltrating the military pic.twitter.com/0xKy3yr2qY
— tomorraw.com (@tomorrawdotcom) May 16, 2021
Lohmeier spoke about U.S. institutions, including universities, media and federal agencies including the military, that he said are increasingly adopting leftist practices. These practices—such as diversity and inclusion training and instruction in critical race theory—are the cause of the divisive climate across America today, he said.
From his perspective as a commander, Lohmeier said he didn’t seek to criticize any particular senior leader or publicly identify troops in his book. Rather, he said, he focused on the policies service members now have to adhere to to align with certain agendas “that are now affecting our culture.”
Referring to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who ordered a 60-day stand-down in February to give military leaders a chance to address “extremism” in the ranks, he said: “I don’t demonize the man, 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.”
As part of the stand-down, Lohmeier noted he was given a booklet that cited the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot as an example of extremism. But the material made no mention of rioting and destruction of property that took place following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year.
Lohmeier also mentioned “the Pentagon spokesperson,” possibly in reference to Press Secretary John Kirby. Lohmeier claimed the spokesman said “there are too many white pilots,” amid an ever-increasing pilot shortage.
“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
Lohmeier told Wood he has received many positive messages from active-duty members following the book’s release.
“[They’re saying], ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you for speaking up—because we don’t have a voice anymore,” he said
After the podcast, Lt. General Stephen Whiting, the head of Space Operations Command, said there was “a loss of confidence” in Lohmeier’s “ability to lead,” according to Military.com.
“This decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast,” a Space Force spokesperson told the outlet in an email. “Lt. Gen. Whiting has initiated a command-directed investigation on whether these comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity.”
Several Republican congressmen spoke out against Lohmeier’s firing on social media over the weekend.
U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) vowed to take action on the firing in the Armed Services Committee.
Lt. Col. Lohmeier is a Patriot telling the truth about the attempted wokeification of our military – and worse.
His demotion is clearly retaliatory.
I will be seeking action on this in the Armed Services Committee.
Meanwhile, people should listen to the podcast & buy his book. https://t.co/GjSgyezaSG
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) May 16, 2021
Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was removed for raising serious concerns regarding Marxist ideologies.
He is a patriot and should not have been removed from his post. https://t.co/fT51L8jmO0
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) May 16, 2021
Austin hired a Trump-hating critical race theory promoter to be the hatchet man in charge of purging “extremists”—commonly understood to be MAGA supporters—from U.S. military ranks.
Based on a number of his race-baiting tweets captured by Revolver, Bishop Garrison, senior advisor to the secretary of defense for diversity and inclusion, is the right man for the job.
Garrison tweeted in 2019 that only racists, misogynists, and extremists could support Donald Trump, the commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces at the time.
Revolver founder Darren Beattie appeared on “Fox and Friends” earlier this month to talk about Garrison’s dangerous radicalism.
Beattie quoted one of Garrison’s more disturbing outbursts about the need for incivility to counter “falsehoods and misinformation.”
“Calls for civility rather than shouting down falsehoods and misinformation shall be the death of this nation,” he reportedly said.
Must Watch Segment About The Woke Takeover Of The United States Military!@DarrenJBeattie On Fox News Primetime Discussing Revolver News' Bombshell Expose Of Radical Leftist Bishop Garrison, Senior Advisor To The Secretary Of Defense For Diversity And Inclusion pic.twitter.com/vcL8bi9hnC
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) May 7, 2021
A member of the U.S. Air Force contacted American Greatness in mid-March to describe how he and several other MAGA-supporting jet mechanics had been directed to submit to “new” fingerprints. He said his Air Force supervisors told them that they had somehow “lost” all digital and hard copies of previous fingerprints, while also saying that they needed these new fingerprints for a security clearance background investigation (which none of them had sought).
“In other words, both of the official reasons for these new fingerprints are suspicious as hell and we all rolled our eyes and LOL’d,” the mechanic said in an email.
“None of us are terrorists or even overly political,” he added.
The mechanic said he had heard that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security had been using an algorithm software and IT contractors to evaluate servicemembers’ internet browsing habits. The fact that his favorite websites included Newsmax, Breitbart, Fox News, and American Greatness, he said, made him a target of the cultural Marxists now in charge of the military.
“They are running a social credit score just like the Communist Chinese are,” he said.
After the Pentagon’s 60-day stand down to take stock of “extremism” ended, Defence Department officials issued a formal memo laying out its “Immediate Actions to Counter Extremism,” Revolver reported.
This memo announced the establishment of the Countering Extremism Working Group (“CEWG”) at the Pentagon to be led by none other than Bishop Garrison.
From the memo:
The [CEWG’s] immediate actions are as follows:
Review and Update of DODI 1325.06 Extremism Definition: Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel & Readiness) and the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) will review and update DODI 1325.06 to more specifically define what constitutes extremist behavior.
Updating the Service Member Transition Checklist: The military departments will add provisions to their service member transition checklists that include training on potential targeting of service members by extremist groups and work with other federal departments agencies to create a mechanism by which veterans have the opportunity to report any potential contact with an extremist group should they choose to do so.
Review and Standardization of Screening Questionnaires: All military departments to update and standardize screening questionnaires to solicit specific information about current or previous extremist behavior.
Commission of Extremism Study: The Department will commission a study on extremist behavior within our Total Force, to include gaining greater fidelity on the scope of the problem.
Led by Bishop Garrison, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense on Human Capital and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the CEWG will oversee the implementation of immediate actions as well as the development of mid-term and long-term recommendations for the continued engagement of this issue. The CEWG will report through the Workforce Management Group (WMG) to the Deputy’s Workforce Council (DWC).
Lohmeier, according to Military.com, spent more than 14 years in the Air Force before transferring into space operations in October 2020.
He and other members of the Space Force were contacted by then-President Donald Trump the following month for the branch’s first Thanksgiving holiday.
Lohmeier told Military.com he had consulted with his chain of command, public affairs, and legal counsel about his plans to publish a book and its contents.
“I was apprised of the option to have my book reviewed at the Pentagon’s prepublication and security review prior to release, but was also informed that it was not required,” Lohmeier said in an email.
“My intent never has been to engage in partisan politics. I have written a book about a particular political 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,” he said.
That does not seem to be on the horizon—at least as long as the left has control of the military.
The Air Force source told American Greatness that more and more conservative websites are being banned from web browsing on government computers.
“Yahoo, CNN, and MSN . . . will never be forbidden to access, but the new website “From The Desk Of Donald J. Trump” is, and has been since day one, off-limits,” he said. “A government browser or device cannot even go there or download its app. Period.”
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Debra Heine reports for American Greatness.
Photo “Lt. Colonel Matthew Lohmeier” by Tomorraw.