Show trials: What America’s Space Force apparently wants.
Blacklists are back and the military’s got ’em: Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, a fourteen year veteran of the Air Force who became one of the first officers in the Space Force, has been fired by his superiors because he wrote a book criticizing Marxism and compounded that sin by repeating the criticisms, along with criticisms of the undeniable bigotry of critical race theory, on a public podcast.
From a military pr officer:
“This decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast,” a Space Force spokesperson said in an email. “Lt. Gen. Whiting has initiated a Command Directed Investigation on whether these comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity.”
Lohmeier’s temporary assignment in the wake of his removal was not immediately clear. [emphasis mine]
In addition, Amazon has decided to shadow ban Lohmeier’s book, Irresistible Revolution.
Irresistible Revolution has debuted in a strong position and as of this writing, it is #2 and #3 in military policy on Amazon, despite the fact that within hours of Lohmeier being relieved of his command, the book was no longer searchable on the publishing giant’s website. Only a direct link to the book’s page works at this time. It is available at Barnes & Nobles and other online booksellers such as Hudson and AbeBooks.
Lohmeier notes that he wrote the book entirely on his own time. He also informed the military of its existence and offered to have them review it before publication. The Pentagon said such a review was not required.
So what exactly did Lohmeier say that made his superior, Lt. Gen. Steven Whiting, believe he was participating in “partisan political activity”? From the Military.com come article:
Lohmeier sat down last week with L. Todd Wood of the podcast “Information Operation,” hosted by Creative Destruction, or CD, Media, to promote the book. He 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 — are the systemic cause for 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 within the 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.”
Regarding Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, 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.”
While it could be argued that Lohmeier was breaking military rules by criticizing policies of his top supervisor, the secretary of defense, military rules have always allowed its members great latitude to express their opinions, under the premise that the Bill of Rights and its first amendment is the supreme law of the land and the military is required to honor it. Lohmeier here appears to have been very careful to criticize the political policies of the defense secretary rather than the secretary himself.
What has always happened when a nation’s military
adopted Marxism and bigotry as its policy.
Moreover, has our military now adopted as its policies Marxism and racial bigotry? Is it now considered “partisan political activity” for an American military officer to condemn such things in public? Are these now the political policies of the Biden administration and the Democrats? Lohmeier’s firing because he expressed opposition to such policies surely suggests that these policies are exactly what our military now promotes.
It also proves the very point Lohmeier was trying to make in his book. Our military is being taken over by Marxists and race hustlers, who will tolerate no dissent. And woe to us all if this is what the military is becoming, because it means that we now have a military that is increasingly likely to not only ignore the first amendment, but the entire Constitution. Instead, it will be there to serve the violent and bigoted political agenda of those in charge, and do whatever they order.