Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, commander of 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, was fired from his post on May 14 because he dared to publicly object to the fact that members of the military are being propagandized with critical race theory and other kinds of corrosive Marxist ideologies.
Lohmeier had written a book called Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military, and he had recently come on a podcast to discuss and promote the book. It was while on the podcast that he made the remarks which led to his firing — which is quite ironic, considering that the Space Force Commander’s firing is a manifestation of the very phenomenon that he has been trying to call attention to.
A number of Republican lawmakers, however, have risen up to voice protest over this blatantly ideologically motivated firing. The latest of these has been Representative Jody Hice of Georgia. Hice had written a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on May 24 in which she demands clarity and honesty about the real reasons for Lohmeier’s firing.
Jody Hice and Other Republicans Take Action
Hice’s letter stated the obvious, namely that “[t]he decision to relieve Lohmeier of his command and announcement that he is under investigation appears to be a politically motivated attempt to silence servicemembers’ disagreement with Critical Race Theory and its impact on unit cohesion and military readiness.”
Since Hice helped to introduce legislation that would make it illegal to subject the employees of federal agencies to seminars or other kinds of propaganda sessions in which they are told about critical race theory or about so-called “diversity, equity and inclusion,” she knows of the dangers of allowing net-marxist ideologies to run amok in our government. She described critical race theory as “a radical theory rooted in Marxism which divides and then treats people differently based on their skin color.”
Hice also pointed out that Lohmeier never discussed, criticized or advocated supporting any political party or any candidate for any political office doing his podcast appearance.
Given that fact, it’s difficult to see what conceivable reason there could have been to fire him other than that he was an outspoken critic of the efforts of Lloyd Austin and others to corrode the U.S. military through Marxoid propaganda.
Hice ended her letter by demanding to have her and her staff briefed on why Lohmeier was fired by no later than June 1. She also demanded to see all documents and communications which show what Lohmeier’s exact remarks were which got him fired, which military regulations or other laws he is accused of having violated and all documents containing material that justified putting Lohmeier under investigation.
She also wanted to see all communications surrounding the decision to fire him as well as any discussions within the Defense Department about its policy toward service members who happen to disagree with critical race theory.
Other Republicans, led by Mike Rogers of Alabama, have joined Hice in the effort to get to the bottom of this and root out net-marxism from the military.
For anyone with eyes to see, however, it’s clear as day that this was an ideologically motivated purge.