"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Squadron Commander Fired for Decrying Marxism's Assault on our Military

I have yet to read Lt Col Matthew Lohmeier's book Irresistible Revolution: Marxism's Goal of Conquest & The Unmaking of the American Military but it's on the list and others can find it here.

I only became aware of Lohmeier (an Air Force Academy graduate, FAIP, and former Eagle Driver turned Space Force squadron commander) because of the news that he was fired from his command position for doing a podcast where he rightfully called out the Marxist agenda that is destroying our military.  He appears to have been a shiny penny on the command track with several in residence schools under his belt, prior to him being fired for expressing his views.

Military leadership gave the reason for firing Lohmeier, stating that he was partisan political in the podcast.  My guess is they zeroed in on his comment that "I'll tell you at the moment, because, ...in recent American history, neo-Marxist thought has found a welcome home in the Democrat party, I'll put it that way, or in left domestic politics what you see happening in the US military at the moment, is that if you're a conservative then you're lumped into a group of people who are labeled extremists if you're willing to voice your views.  And if you're aligned with the left then it's okay to be an activist online because no one is going to hold you accountable."  This doesn't strike me as particularly partisan although I can see that an argument could be made (not that it need be made, senior leaders can remove people from command for any reason).  Later in the podcast Lohmeier mentions that there are bad ideas and the potential for extremism across the political spectrum.

He does a good job showing how DoD instruction on "extremism" claims to apply to those who support denying people their rights based on race and gender, and accurately remarks that it's not being applied correctly given that those pushing critical race theory and diversity initiatives are those who seek to treat people differently based on race or gender.  He is correct and I think this regulation and how it has been applied is the result of the distortion and weaponization of language where actual racism is presented as anti-racism and bigotry is presented as anti-discrimination.

Lohmeier rightfully advises military members to stand up courageously and challenge the bad ideas that are being funneled into the ranks regardless of their level of power or lack thereof.

The podcast has good discussion of what is driving this obvious attempt to sabotage our military capability and I share the puzzled opinion of its host, as well as the personal thoughts of Lohmeier.  While I'm not married to the view, it seems apparent to me that China has purchased centers of gravity in our nation to such an extent that it is pulling strings.  Our government has become a puppet government of China, similar to the puppet governments our nation installed in the Middle East and in South America and elsewhere.  Due to this unfortunate reality, Americans who take their oaths seriously as well as their desire to defend our nation will come up against their own senior leadership and political representatives who are not simply motivated by ambition and careerism, but by forces far more destructive.  In such an environment, truth becomes treason as we are witnessing under the current administration.

While I would no doubt disagree with Lohmeier on the role of Judaeo-Christian values and the history of America's founding principles, I suspect even on that topic we would agree on much.  Most importantly, the necessity for Americans to remember their birthrights and ponder the wisdom of our imperfect founding before our children and grandchildren learn it the hard way from our folly in what could well be the final lesson of freedom in North America.  The pendulum does not have to swing back in history and it's vital we get this right.

I certainly recommend Lohmeier's podcast and commend him on being the first voice I have heard inside our active duty military to courageously reject the un-American attack on our military institution by installed puppets who wish it harm and who are amplified by many useful idiots in uniform.  I hope to hear more such courageous voices in the future and, in the meantime, will be ordering this book.