Outrage Over Firing of Space Force Commander for Denouncing Marxist Agenda at Pentagon

Face of Karl Marx on his grave at Highgate Cemetery in north London / Ben Sutherland via (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) Flickr
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ANALYSIS – The most recent case of the Biden Pentagon’s politicized persecution of its military members has produced a severe reaction. My piece last night described the new Leftist ‘McCarthyism’ at the Pentagon, which is not only purging conservatives from our military under the guise of ‘extremism,’ but also persecuting anyone who calls out the far-left extremist indoctrination being forced on our troops by the woke leadership.

In the most recent case, a Space Force commander who denounced the Marxist agenda at the Department of Defense (DoD) was fired by his commanding general.

As I wrote, Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, commander of 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado was relieved Friday by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, head of Space Operations Command for his comments on a podcast where he discussed his new book, “Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military.”

“The diversity, inclusion and equity industry and the trainings we are receiving in the military … is rooted in critical race theory, which is rooted in Marxism,” Lohmeier said in the podcast.

In a statement to Military.com, Lohmeier said, “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.”

Earlier I wrote about the Navy’s bizarre socio-cultural-sexual neo-Marxist indoctrination, and also about the Pentagon’s war on MAGA. This broader issue of President Biden and Secretary of Defense Austin’s far-left agenda at DoD has been provoking concern and a backlash in the Pentagon, across America, from our veterans, and on Capitol Hill.

However, this most recent incident has provoked a particularly severe outcry. Politico’s Morning Defense highlighted some of the congressional backlash against Space Force, and the Pentagon leadership:

‘IT’S OUTRAGEOUS’: Conservative Republicans accused the Pentagon of a political witch hunt over the weekend after the Space Force fired a commander who had criticized military leaders for pursuing what he called a Marxist agenda.

The episode fueled building concerns from Republicans that the Pentagon’s recent efforts to root out extremism is creating a political litmus test in which troops with more conservative or religious views are being marginalized in favor of liberal orthodoxy.

A host of GOP lawmakers sounded off. Sen. Ted Cruz called Lohmeier’s firing troubling. “Far left critical race theory is taught while speaking out against MARXISM is punished??” tweeted Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL. And Rep. Michael Waltz, a retired Army colonel, also complained of a double standard.

“It’s outrageous that Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was removed from his command in the Space Force for voicing concerns that the U.S. military is promoting Marxist ideologies,” tweeted Republican Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado.

Other members of Congress are demanding more scrutiny of the firing. “We are just starting,” tweeted Rep. Matt Gaetz. “We need the SecDef before the Armed Services committee.”

Team Biden appears to have gone too far in its aggressive effort to remake America’s military into its own far-left image. The backlash may only be beginning. ADN

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Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Diana Barahona
Diana Barahona
1 month ago

Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting’s decision to relieve Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier of duty for protected First Amendment speech is absurd. However there must be more to the story, since Space Force was created by President Trump, and as such it should be considered the branch most likely to defend the Constitution.

Incidentally, critical race theory is an invention of the global capitalist class (the World Economic Forum) and has nothing whatsoever to do with Marxism. Capitalist elites have for several years sought to weaken the U.S. Armed Forces by defunding, emasculating (making it feminine), and sowing division within its ranks. The recent attempt to purge the armed forces of “extremists” is a thinly disguised attempt to get rid of patriotic Trump supporters, but it is way too late. That’s why I think there must be more to the story; perhaps Lt. Col. Lohmeier was (wink) “relieved of duty” for show, as part of the information operation that everyone is talking about.

Micala
Micala
30 days ago
Reply to  Diana Barahona

I absolutely agree with your whole comment! This seems like a “Performance” to shift attention from something being done clandestinely to a “firing” of a Trump supporting Lt. Col. Manipulation is the Democrat’s middle name and it is as strong as ever — the 2020 Presidential Election!

Pawn
Pawn
1 month ago

we can hope that these military leaders who are firing military personel that are actually thinking Americans,will get investigated because these anti american military leaders are surely taking bribes of some sort from the suoer rich like these politicians are. Investigate, trials for all (all meaning everyone whom are corrupt), weaalth confiscation, and hangings….

ROBERT POWELL
ROBERT POWELL
1 month ago

byden’s version of the stalin purge.

Randy131
Randy131
1 month ago
Reply to  ROBERT POWELL

Obama fired over 115 Generals in just his first year in office, that count went up dramatically in the remaining 7 years Obama was in office, and Joe helped him.

CaptTurbo
1 month ago

Yes, the GOP will squeak and make small noises but none of them have the stone to actually do anything.

PurpleSmoke
PurpleSmoke
1 month ago
Reply to  CaptTurbo

What do you propose the GOP does? Being in the minority, anything they propose doesn’t even have to be voted on.

Trish
Trish
30 days ago
Reply to  PurpleSmoke

What minority? The only minority I see is the facist scum destroying America because they had to cheat to get into office so they could finish kenya boys work.

Jack
30 days ago
Reply to  CaptTurbo

I have to agree

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Perhaps the best cure would be to put Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting on all the Sunday morning shows, Fox & Friends and a one hour showing on Hulu and Netflix. Have him promote Marxism to the moms & pops all over the nation.

Pastor Earl
1 month ago

America’s struggle is between people who have a 10 Commandments value system and those who don’t. View “The Biblical Basis of The Bill of Rights” at: http://libertycf.org/1591-2/  to see how America was founded upon the application of the Bible to civics, which is is what made US a Christian nation.  

We have a God-given Divine right to be able to worship God publicly according 10 Cmds 1-4. These rights are safeguarded by The 1st Amendment of the US Constituion. 
   We have a 10 Cmd 5 right to our family sanctity & privacy, as long as we don’t use it to violate Cmds 6-10 against our family members.
   We have a 10 Cmd 6 right to not be murdered, which is why we have the 2nd Amendment. Cmd 6 also safeguards pre-born babies, which are included in the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness. 
  We have a 10 Cmd 7 right to not be sexually molested, not be coerced into violating God’s Cmds for heterosexual monogamous marriage and to self identify as the males and females God made us.
   We have a 10 Cmd 8 right to not be stolen from- including not having our personal property, intellectual property confiscated, and our votes, ballots etc… stolen, miscounted and negated. 
   We have a 10 Cmd 9 right to not be lied to, nor about. 
Lying Leads Us Astray
Slander Sells Us Short
The Truth Is All There Is To Tell, so telling half truths also is a form of sin the media commits to lead us astray. 
   We have a 10 Cmd 10 right to not have EVIL people use authority to COVET our 4-P’s =our Person’s, People, Positions and Possessions. Thus agencies, like the EPA are violating our unalienable rights by denying us the right to pursue the life, liberty and happiness good manufacturing jobs provide. 

There are Ten Commandments, and there are ten Bill of Rights. 
Each of ten Bill of Rights are designed to compel people in government to treat we the people according to the Ten Commandments! 

It is the duty of “we the people, who are called by God’s name, to do our part and overcome the lie of “separation of church and state,” which communicates that The Bible has no relevance in our civics!
   The phrase separation of church and state,” neither appears in the Bible, nor in the US Constituion, yet seminaries and churches quote it like it’s chapter and verse from the Bible. God doesn’t bless lies, so since the 1954 IRS promotion of 501(C)(3) the church has progressively lost cultural influence in this the greatest of Christian nations!
   We the people called by God’s name must repent of the cultural lie that has been used to put completely ungodly, Satanically inspired people in charge of our government, which was established as suitable only for people who are 1) Bible believing, 2) born again Christians, who 3) operate under the conviction of the Holy Spirit to keep and administer God’s laws in our “Constitutional Republic that Democratically elects representatives.”  

America can be restored only if we must evangelize and raise up Disciples who apply the Bible to every aspect of life, including civics. 
   May God give His people the Grace and mercy to gain the Biblical insight to love God most and apply His Bible to every aspect of life, including civics! And may He use even us to be the solution to apply the balm of Gilead to what is ailing the American body politic! 

wvweights
1 month ago

First. please when you say the commander, it has to be a officer, not as your picture showing the top enlisted man…..do not disrespect that Sgt by giving the impression that he was a officer that was fired. Now also was this so called general one of those that the obamasss put in removing a much better man? If so this is the kind of officer corps that now is running (or more likely destroying our military) I really am surprised that the military has forgotten there oath they took when enlisting.

Eugene Crocker
Eugene Crocker
1 month ago

When you use fraudulent activities to win a election illegally, you can not expect all of the military to be buddies, of your plans. We have had a diverse military, that does its job admiralty, why would our government think, they wouldn’t still? Maybe they are having nightmares, about the fraud they have committed, on our people. I hope that isn’t true, we don’t need a bunch of communist politicians, running our military, we would be in trouble with all the whole world. I don’t think the world respects our government to much right now, they know more about the truth, than we think. I hope our government starts to listen, to all the people, not just the rich communists, running our internet companies. Communism has reached an all time high, the federal education system has sponsored that, not allowing each state to compete, like they used to. Now it is substandard, as far as the world is concerned, trying to appease the mentally challenged students, more than inviting our better students, to achieve their best. That was not how, school was when I was growing up, you earned a grade or you didn’t pass the course study. Today it is a sliding tabulation, based on the average students grade, being the passing grade, it really doesn’t test their skill or what they have achieved..

Ray
Ray
1 month ago

My three brothers who are vets, and two grandsons now in the service, do not deserve this. They served and are serving honorably. But the honor is at risk by the new “woke” military – which isn’t sounding very military anymore.

Captnguido
Captnguido
1 month ago

It’s amazing that the general that fired this guy is doing the exact thing a Marxist would do to anyone that criticizes the ideology or that he disagrees with. Once again proving the commanders whole point in his podcast! Unfreakinbelievable!!

Randy131
Randy131
1 month ago

What kind of Generals do we have now days?

Did these Generals choose to fire the Space Force Commander, or were they told to fire the Space Force Commander by the Biden administration? Either way it looks bad for them, by either being pro-Marxists, or have no guts to tell those ordering the firing that it is not the appropriate thing to do, and if they want him fired, then the person who wants the firing should do the firing.

Condemning Marxism is not inappropriate, since the USA and the American people have been fighting against the tenets of Marxism since “World War II”, since Russia, Italy, and Germany were all Marxist socialist states.

I personally don’t think our rank and file military personnel will follow the orders from Generals who fire Commanders for condemning Marxism, for if we do that, then what are they going to want us to do, fight against the American people to put them under the rule of Marxist tenets by turning the USA into a socialist or communist country.

Not only will our enlisted military not do this to our own people, but the American people will stand up and fight our government or our military if they try it, for we have many veterans that have guns, who will fight back, and do you think their sons and daughters in the military will fight against them?

This whole episode is insanely foolish and idiotic, but is just exactly what the Democrats would do, for their craving and pursuit for political power have put them completely out-of-touch with the mainstream American people.

Rev. Dr. Thomas Peavy
Rev. Dr. Thomas Peavy
1 month ago

This is from the pages of the Chinese, Korean or Russian military. Those in uniform must parrot the Party Line or be purged.

Craig Murphy
Craig Murphy
1 month ago

” Is it treason to oppose the hand of tyranny? Never!

Patrick Henry

Patriot
Patriot
1 month ago

If Biden is trying to turn the military in his own image does this mean they only let people in that have dementia and are basement dwellers! One comes to mind the idiot Biden chose as head of the pentagon! This col whiting must be a commie to we truly are going down the toilet with Biden’s disfunctional sewers rats he’s picked for his regime just a bunch of wanna be scum suckers and bottom feeders like himself and whoever’s pulling his strings, my guess it’s one of two losers who really has a hard on for America!

oldedude
oldedude
1 month ago

Screw calling the Secretary of Defense to testify. You KNOW what you will get (lies, evasions, and empty promises) and what will result (not a damn thing because they will just keep on with their vile plots and conspiracies). No, IF you want to have an impact, call Gen. Whiting, remind him that ALL officer promotions require Congressional authorization and then remind him what happened to Gen. Petraeus. Put the squeeze on him until he pops. OH, sure, he was “just following orders”, just “doing his job”, “carrying out his superior’s commands”, etc. And I’m sure he was. So was Eichmann. General Officers who do the Administration’s dirty work are doing it to advance or maintain their own career. They believe that, by crucifying guys like Lohmeier, they will earn the praise and support of these Leftist thugs who permeate this Administration, but this Administration cannot achieve its purposes without this cooperation (or acquiescence or whatever you want to call it – “anal osculation” for all I care), so what these willing minions like Whiting need is an introduction to an alternative reality. Sell out your country for an extra star and you’ll be retiring on a PFC’s pension, after a parting tour of the crappiest duty assignment the Congress can find. The military needs patriots, NOT careerists..

Omega 2
Omega 2
1 month ago

THANKS TO FUZZY LPE AND HIS NEW EX GENERAL FOR THE DOD, THE MILITARY IS NOW BEING GRADED BY THIS MARXIST LOVING GENERAL IN ” ELIMINATION CONSERVATIVE SOLDIERS AND WILL DESTROY THE MORAL OF THE TROOPS AS A ” WHOLE “! THEY ALREADY BOOTED THE HEAD OF THE NEW SPACE UNIT FO HIS HOTATION OF THIS CRAP GOING ON NOW! TIME TO PERGE THIS DOD IDIOT OUT OF WASHINGTON ALONG WITH FUZZY JOE AND HIS MARKIST CRAP!

Asperan
Asperan
1 month ago

The left is evil & destroys anything & everything it touches. Obiden is an empty vessel being used but the radical left…outlook is bleak…sad

Tim Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
1 month ago

I am not a veteran, never served in uniform, but I am still an anti communist patriot who supports our military and their Constitutional mission to protect our country. That being said, I find what Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting did is disgusting, anti American and goes against everything our military is supposed to uphold. I know with Jobama Xiden and his racist Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin in charge this will not happen but Whiting needs to be fired and forced out of the military.

Eugene Ross
Eugene Ross
30 days ago

lt.gen. stephen whiting needs to be HUNG for treason to his country

vic
vic
30 days ago

We all remember the numbers of flag officers who left active military under Obama/Biden. Obama got his people in place and they were the ones Trump mostly had to work with. We also know what happened to one Gen. Flynn – who did buck the Obama Administration. The guy was hounded, vilified, persecuted and he was a real patriot. Now Biden and the rest of his puppet masters are trying to finish the job in the military. So many of our other institutions have been taken over by the left already. Bad news. Wish more officers like Lohmeier would speak up, but kudos and much thanks to him for doing so.

Micala
Micala
30 days ago

Lt Col. Lohmeier did nothing wrong by calling the Military out for being more Marxist than American! He did what needed to be done and exposed.

There are individuals that want to transform our Country and they are NOT SMART PEOPLE BUT ACTUALLY THE PAWNS BEING MANIPULATED BY ANOTHER MORE POWERFUL PERSON. When someone exposes these pawns, they react with vengeance because the “person” in power MUST be protected at all times from being exposed.

What needs to happen is to stand up against these pawns until the person behind them is exposed and dealt with.

If you want your Country to be FREE, YOU will have to FIGHT to keep it that way like Lt. Col. Lohmeier did! Don’t be afraid to push back hard when these cowards try to tell you how to live your life! BE STRONG, BE DEDICATED AND START BACKING PEOPLE LIKE LOHMEIER TO KEEP OUR NATION FREE!

Because IF YOU DO NOT PUSH BACK HARD AT THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION’S POOR ACTIONS/LEGISLATION, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR “FREEDOM OF CHOICE”! It’s just that simple — Fight and Persevere OR Give Up your present life and Freedoms!

Jawad
Jawad
29 days ago

WHY? Because he used the wrong pronoun, calling a transsexual ‘IT?’

Lou
Lou
29 days ago

1SG

Joe from the great state of Georgia
Joe from the great state of Georgia
29 days ago

The traitor that fired Lt Col Lohmeir should be courts marshaled for treason. All of the officers that are pushing the CRT should answer to a courts martial. They are selling this country out. They should be stripped of their citizenship and sent to North Korea

Top
Top
29 days ago

It’s absurd that a LtC can’t write expressing his views on Marxism, but another LtC in a critical position can start his own satanic occult and not get relieved during the OB administration. It’s time to stand behind the Constitution and tell these Socialists to go to a place that is hotter than electric car on fire.

Top
Top
29 days ago

Another site that censor’s opinions not in line with their view points.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
28 days ago

We need military officers who are on the right side, opposed to socialist, communist and Marxist policies. This action moves in the opposite direction.


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