A commander in the Space Force was removed from his post on Friday following comments he made while promoting his self-published book, which argues that Marxist ideologies are becoming common in the military, reports Military.com.
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Lohmeier, a commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron at Colorado’s Buckley Air Force Base, joined the Information Operation podcast on May 7 to discuss his new book, Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military.
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, and how they align with certain agendas “that are now affecting our culture.”
Lohmeier argues that Marxist ideas and practices embraced by the government, academia, the media, and now the U.S. military are proving to be a divisive force in the ranks and that the Defense Department should take steps to return to a more “politically nonpartisan” culture. Marxism, he believes, does an exceptional job in creating an “oppressor vs. oppressive” narrative — now being promoted with critical race theory, which “makes race the lens through which the world is viewed,” and “weaponizes race dialogue to cause division and contentions hoping the people would get up one another’s’ necks — not unified, but divided.”