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Military Strips Colonel Of Command For Calling Out Left Wing Extremism

Posted on Monday, May 24, 2021
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The U.S. Military’s apparent move to adopt progressive left-wing orthodoxy throughout the ranks reached a new stage last week as an officer who questioned Critical Race Theory training on his base was fired from his job.  As AMAC has noted, Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was removed from his command after voicing concerns that the new “Diversity and Inclusion” initiatives being taught at his base were encouraging left-wing extremism.

Lohmeier had been serving as commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. He was removed by the head of the Space Force operations command, Lt. General Stephen Whiting.

The forced conversion of the U.S. military to wokeism began earlier this year on February 3rd when Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin called for all American service members to conduct a 60-day stand down. The intent was to draw attention to and highlight extremist ideologies in our nation’s military. The move was widely considered to be a response to the presence of several veterans and active-duty service members at the January 6th protest at the Capitol. In an interview, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said the stand down “was meant to do two things: to reinforce our values and, specifically, the importance of the oath that everyone takes here to the Constitution and what that oath requires of you.”

To that end, Space Force Lt. Col. Lohmeier raised concerns with base officials regarding the rise of Marxist ideology within the military. The Space Force had recently implemented Diversity, Inclusion, and Unconscious Bias Training at multiple bases that, according to Lohmeier, included videos stating that “the country was evil” and that “whites are inherently evil.” Of all the lessons being taught to servicemembers, the most alarming one reported by Lohmeier concerns the United States Constitution itself. He alleged that some of the videos distributed by leadership label the Constitution as a “racist” document that promotes “white supremacy.” Yet every American service member takes an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.” Indeed they have pledged their lives to defend the document. If Lohmeier’s assertion is accurate, American Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen are being told the very document they’re sworn to uphold is an instrument of evil and oppression. The implications of this are deeply disturbing, to say the least.

Lohmeier believed that this training approach was causing significant division on his base and fostering a very toxic environment—an environment just like the one the trainings were supposedly instructing him to oppose. Despite the flags he raised, the leadership continued to conduct the training.

Earlier this month, Lohmeier appeared on the podcast “Information Operation” hosted by CD, Media to discuss his self-published work, “Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military.” During the interview, Lohmeier raised serious concerns about the rise of far-left extremist ideology in the military. While taking great effort to not personally admonish military leadership, he did note regarding Secretary Austin, “I don’t demonize the man, but I want to make it clear to both him and every service member, this [diversity, equity, and inclusion] agenda, it will divide us, it will not unify us.”

Furthermore, Lohmeier alleged that a Pentagon spokesperson said, “There are too many white pilots.” He was critical of this approach, saying: “If you want to provide that kind of messaging to your already struggling pilot force, you can already expect to see further retention problems.” While Press Secretary John Kirby denied saying this, diversifying the pilot ranks has been announced as a major priority of the Air Force in the coming years. In addition, Air Force Brigadier General Christopher M. Short recently said to a group of overwhelmingly white pilots that the Air Force needs pilots who “don’t necessarily look like each of you.”

Later in the interview, Lohmeier suggested that many military leaders share his feelings on the new “Diversity and Inclusion” initiatives. However, they are apprehensive about speaking out, fearing they will be criticized “or might not get promoted” if they do. Based on what happened to Lohmeier, it appears that concern is well-founded.

Though removed from his command, Lohmeier still retains his rank and is still serving with the Space Force. The Air Force Inspector General is now conducting an investigation into Lohmeier’s conduct. 

Ultimately, the stakes of the Lohmeier case go far beyond the effect on a Lt. Colonel’s career path. If the military succeeds in punishing an officer who raised concerns about brazen left-wing politicization of the Armed Forces, other officers will quickly learn that the Critical Race Theory dogma is not to be questioned. This may prove a pivotal moment in determining whether America will have a military made up of patriotic and battle-ready warriors or one of the woke activists who are more preoccupied with progressive political theories than they are with winning America’s next war.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Many more like him in our armed forces today, enlisted & officer

David Spade
David Spade
2 years ago

This “woke” military strategy will backfire on the forces needed to protect the interests of the United States. Diversity training today and tomorrow in the military will create a disincentive to join or to renew the enlistments in all branches of the armed forces. Who wants to second guess the mission to protect the country when all of this political correctness starts getting in the way? If we need to get pilots for the Air Force, the military brass should focus on getting the people with the “right stuff” irrespective of race, gender, or “woke” status. The cancel culture in the highest ranks of the military will serve to lower morale for everyone who wears the uniform. Why divert the valuable training time to talk about such nonsense when China is capable of beating the United States to the punch? Just another huge example of how the Marxist Democrats have forced their jilted views in every corner of our country to now include the military.

E Lindberg
E Lindberg
2 years ago

In 2 years, his command will be reinstated

Roy Wallace
Roy Wallace
2 years ago

It’s a good thing that when marching they start off on the left foot. ????

Deborah
Deborah
2 years ago

This needs to stop immediately!

Johnny Bad
Johnny Bad
2 years ago

During these trying times the military should not be controlled by people who are policy is driven. Accomidation, I feel should be made to assure that our military is not pressured by party politics.

Mary
Mary
2 years ago

Something needs to stop this or we have forever lost our country

Bill K
Bill K
2 years ago

This needs to stop . We have to contact our legislators to let them know how we feel

Jim
Jim
2 years ago

I greatly admire Col. Lohmeier for making a stand against the new training agenda ect. Everything that he believes in was being questioned and changed. I spent 20 years in the military, and i saw policies changes that i felt were very wrong. I questioned those policies (with valid examples), in the “Army Times” monthly paper. The higher command ,did not welcome my free speech. I hope and pray that he will be restored to command and right will prevail.

Peter Dawson
Peter Dawson
2 years ago

As a retired Air Force navigator who proudly served his country for 20 years I feel sick to my stomach when I read what the woke crowd is doing to our military. Senior officers have been carefully selected to infuse this communist trash into the ranks. Biden should know better but his degraded mental capacity to think for himself has allowed others to exert their Saul Alinsky methods into the whole government, including the military. We will pay for it with less qualified people in leadership positions and on the flight line.

MIKE FAILLA
MIKE FAILLA
2 years ago

What a bunch of bovine excrement. What are our servicemen and women supposed to do? Use harsh language to fight the enemy?

Donna Marshall Ziehm
Donna Marshall Ziehm
2 years ago

So much for “freedom of speech”. The Biden administration is chipping away at the Constitution one chip at a time. Shame on all of them who swore on the Bible to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.

Gerry
Gerry
2 years ago

Terrible

WindRunner80HD
WindRunner80HD
2 years ago

My question is who gave these corrupt losers the right to order us around we elect people as leaders not owners the left has gone completely off the rails this insane fraudulent administration needs to be stopped now what they’re doing is wrong on every level they’re causing race wars and destruction on every level who does that those who love our country don’t that’s for sure! The left is glorifying Floyd as if he were a Saint not even close the guy had a rap sheet miles long from Texas to Minnesota he abused women held a gun to a pregnant womens belly was a dope dealing drug addict thief who didn’t give a damn about his own life he was a dead man walking and that was from the coroner

Shannon Travers
Shannon Travers
2 years ago

Maybe it’s time for our military to take over the government oust the left and put in a more moderate functioning government.

Brian Eargle
Brian Eargle
2 years ago

About 10 years ago, my nextdoor neighbor and his family bailed out of an Air Force career, which had been going well for his first eight years. He was a crew chief responsible for the maintenance of a flight of fighter jets.

He put up with increasing amounts of social engineering, until the homosexual sensitivity training was taking more time than the flight readiness and aircraft maintenance training. That and one other readiness issue made it impossible for him to fulfill his assigned mission, so he and his wife decided not to reenlist after completing eight years of active duty.

They really took a bath on the sale of their house, after four years of turning it into a jewelry box. Last I heard, they were in Honolulu, where he was doing the same job as a civilian contractor for twice the money, without the job security of the Air Force. But he’s a hard worker, and he and his family will do quite well, if he stays healthy.

But I can’t imagine how the military will keep it together after the top brass have driven off their best people.

Jesse F Tiede
Jesse F Tiede
2 years ago

Day by day, we come closer to that “victory, without firing a shot” predicted in the late 1950s by Nikita Khrushchev. I am so very thankful that I got to serve my country honorably, for something over 20 years! But, if I had to do it over again, NOW… ain’t no “F”ing way… I don’t know when this crap actually started in our military, but, I know it was firmly ensconced by the time I came along in 1972.

Patricia LANGSTON
Patricia LANGSTON
2 years ago

We need more people in the armed forces who will fight the communists, not be forced to join them.

George Mason
George Mason
2 years ago

He just published a book which is really good. We are losing our country from within. The majority of Democrat party voters do not have the ability to understand that the policies of their party will destroy America. Our media and public school education (from Pre-K through college) keep them in the dark. We are foolish to believe that Democrat voters will wake up before it is too late.

George Antilla
George Antilla
2 years ago

We are well along the way to becoming a Bolshevik Marxist country. I served for 6 years in the US Navy in Viet Nam. Our oath of enlistment was to protect and defend the Constitution of the US against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC. All of these leftist politicians, government workers, and executive staff are domestic enemies of the Constitution, but if they can “re-educate” the military, they need not fear resistance.

John
John
2 years ago

is biden looking for a loyalist military?

Delores Brown
Delores Brown
2 years ago

This is so wrong, when will something be done about the destruction of our country. Where is our “”Supreme Court”? Why do they get paid for such a do nothing attitude. I FEAR FOR OUR COUNTRY.

Max
Max
2 years ago

Here is another fine example of the LEFT WING POLITICS that entered into the military during the OBAMA regime and is now being reinforced in the BIDEN regime. As a military, we are to support and defend the Constitution AGAINST all enemies, foreign and domestic. The current senior military leadership seems to have forgotten their oaths. This country is on the path where eventually the military will be used against its own citizens — this will be more than a CIVIL WAR!

Fiona
Fiona
2 years ago

The military will be nothing but a load of men in drag before long. Insisting on being able to wear dresses and make up and complaining to the woke police if anyone dare questions them

Lee
Lee
2 years ago

This military is your enemy, it is comprised. Those that have a brain in their head should consider friendly fire for the Marxist Nazi commanders that are traitors.

Edward T Curtis
Edward T Curtis
2 years ago

Karl Marx wrote very specifically into his insane plan, a graduated tax designed for the purpose of getting all the money possible directly from the people. This is of course one plank of the 5 the democrats have successfully imposed.

I am pro military, the way it is supposed to be, but a military where a member is stripped of rank for voicing his/her opinion is not a military I am proud of.

The “LEFT” has been trying to change the USA into a Communist* country for decades and is now succeeding more recently by convincing our young voters that getting something for nothing is a good thing. Their target group just doesn’t understand, “There is no free lunch!” Someone has to pay for it.

*Communist, Liberal, Social are all synonyms of each other when it comes to government.

mea
mea
2 years ago

this will go on until YOU, each of you, gets together in a friends of American net work an developes the formats for civilly suing every case of historical – legal – political fraud by CRT : Woke CRT fraud in all + 3,000 continuities at the same time…

in all past cases of the government employees assaulting – looting – plundering and trying to force the citizens to agree with the government line, as in this time, the corrupt and prostitute looting thug judicial hacks who call themselves jurists will have to be rolled in when the attempt to “felony Usurp” the authority to interfere with – stop civil actions.

In all previous ages from Greece and Rome at least some of the attorneys of each age’s crisis weighed in on the side of Natural Right, Liberty, Government by Law… until today, today the self styled legal class has seized control of legal process and use them to loot and plunder their fellow citizens while acting with the elected, appointed, tier 1/2/3 administrative politi’Kal ‘Klass occupying the offices of our governments with the self-serving objective of preventing the operation of Law.

the single legal principle surviving in the completely prostitute American legal system is “timely notice” while it still exists you must learn to use it to stop the destruction of America : Liberty by applied ‘stupid social justice diversity” : the feudal government pig wrapped in the sows ear they call socialism.

of course you can always do your usual nothing but whine – at least you are comfortable with that, apparently,natural talent – maybe you should just stick with it… in any case, enjoy this day

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