Meanwhile, the Chinese have landed their first rover on Mars.
A little more than one year after President Donald Trump launched the newest branch of the U.S. military, the Space Force is reporting its first casualty.
One of the branch’s new commanders has been lost, not due to any foreign actor, but rather sacrificed on the current administration’s altar of racial justice.
A lieutenant colonel in the Space Force has been removed from his post — after he went on a podcast to claim that Marxism is invading the military, according to a report.
Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was temporarily reassigned after going on a podcast and touting his book, “Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military,” according to military.com.
“This decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast,” a Space Force spokesman told the outlet.
“Lt Gen. (Stephen) Whiting has initiated a command directed investigation on whether these comments constitute prohibited partisan political activity,” the statement said.
For those of you interested, the link to the Lohmeier’s book is here. It appears that the the author may be laughing all the way to the bank, as his book is temporarily out of stock. You can anticipate that I will be reviewing it as soon as I am able to procure a copy.
UPDATE: Two hours after my first tweet the Space Force commander’s Critical Race Theory book is out of stock and a #1 bestseller pic.twitter.com/aJr0AhnAqy
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 16, 2021
Lohmeier appeared on a podcast (link here) to promote his new self-published book when he made the comments that express concern about the division that Critical Race Theory is causing and its origins in anti-capitalist, Marxist dogma.
Lohmeier said: ‘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.
‘Since taking command as a commander about 10 months ago, I saw what I consider fundamentally incompatible and competing narratives of what America was, is and should be.
‘That wasn’t just prolific in social media, or throughout the country during this past year, but it was spreading throughout the United States military. And I had recognized those narratives as being Marxist in nature.’
He described the the New York Times 1619 Project as ‘anti-American’, adding: ‘It teaches intensive teaching that I heard at my base – that at the time the country ratified the United States Constitution, it codified white supremacy as the law of the land.
‘If you want to disagree with that, then you start (being) labeled all manner of things including racist.’
Lohmeier has had a very distinguished career, and had previously received a holiday call from President Trump.
His Air Force career included instructor pilot training on the T-38 Talon jet and time flying the F-15C Eagle, according to biographical information listed on his book cover. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2006.
He moved into the Space Force in October 2020. The following month, then-President Donald Trump called Lohmeier and other members of the Space Force for the branch’s first Thanksgiving holiday.
Lohmeier told Wood, the podcast host, that the beginning chapters of his book explore the history and foundation of the United States and how critical race theory — a study of how race and racism impact or are impacted by social and economic power structures and institutions — plays a role.
…In the segment, Lohmeier said his book is not political, and is meant to alert readers to the increasing politicization of today’s armed forces, some of which he said he’d seen or experienced firsthand.
Meanwhile, the Chinese, who are not suffering from the needless application of race-based social justice, have just landed their first rover on Mars.
The Tianwen-1 mission, China’s first interplanetary endeavor, reached the surface of the Red Planet Friday (May 14) at approximately 7:11 p.m. EDT (2311 GMT), though Chinese space officials have not yet confirmed the exact time and location of touchdown. Tianwen-1 (which translates to “Heavenly Questions”) arrived in Mars’ orbit in February after launching to the Red Planet on a Long March 5 rocket in July 2020.
The outrage over this move is growing.
I spent much of my Air Force career fighting communism. Now, our guys can’t even write about. This is outrageous.
Space Force officer relieved of post after denouncing Marxist ideology and critical race theory in military: Report | Washington Examiner https://t.co/DmhLIvjLDs
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) May 16, 2021
The military purge is happening!
US Space Force making example out of officer who denounced Marxism & critical race theory in military. Says conservatives are being labeled “extremists”. Defense Sec Austin MUST be brought before Congress to explain! https://t.co/4YyfmJvWHl
— Rachel Campos-Duffy (@RCamposDuffy) May 16, 2021
The fact that a Space Force commander who spoke out against Marxism & Critical Race Theory was removed is unsettling. There will be lots of excuses as to why, but it's no coincidence that a man was removed from a position of power when he had a differing viewpoint from the Left.
— James MozΞy (@DistantLaugh) May 16, 2021
We need to be preparing our warriors to fight and win battles, not how to be SJWs.
Far left critical race theory is taught while speaking out against MARXISM is punished??
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— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) May 16, 2021
Team Biden will clearly keep the US space program grounded in inane and divisive race-based policies while our competitors are free to capture the high ground in space. If the direction doesn’t change soon, Lohmeier will not be the last Critical Race Theory casualty in our armed forces.DONATE
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