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Martyred Space Force Commander Speaks Out, Says He’s Supported by ‘Thousands’ of Troops


Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, the now-former commander of a U.S. Space Force Unit, appeared on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ to discuss his removal after self-publishing a book about the infiltration of Marxism within the military.

If you aren’t familiar with the story, as previously reported by Human Events News, the Space Force relieved Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, a former instructor and fighter pilot, as commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron.

His removal came after his appearance on a podcast, where he discussed the spread of Marxism within the military, which he also discussed in his recent book “Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military.”

During the episode, he criticized Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who ordered a “stand down” to deal with extremism within the military.

“I don’t demonize the man, but I want to make it clear to both him and every service member this agenda – it will divide us. It will not unify us,” Lohmeier said in the podcast, adding that Austin is promoting “diversity, inclusion, and equity,” which he says are “rooted in critical race theory, which is rooted in Marxism.”

“What you see happening in the U.S. military at the moment is that if you’re a conservative, then you’re lumped into a group of people who are labeled extremists if you’re willing to voice your views. And if you’re aligned with the left, then it’s okay to be an activist online because no one’s going to hold you accountable,” Lohmeier also said.

The colonel told Fox News he has received “thousands” of notes from fellow service members who expressed that they’ve “lost their voice” in the military.

“What happened is, I began noticing some time ago, not just in the past few months but over the past several years, an increasing relevance of what I saw was Marxist ideology parading around by other names,” he said.

“[Austin] basically gave an injunction to every service member to combat extremist ideologies within the force where they saw them,” he explained. “And to take it upon ourselves to protect one another and to speak up and educate one another about extremist ideologies when we discover them causing divisions within the force.”

Lohmeier said he made it clear to his unit that he would not tolerate discrimination on the basis of politics.

“Let me give you one example of what I saw in the past ten months when I was in command of the unit, there were videos being sent out to every base service member that we were asked to watch in preparation for extremism down days and discussions on the race in which they were taught that the country was evil, that it was founded in 1619, not 1776, and that whites are inherently evil. So I did speak up against those things in my book,” the former commander said.

“I don’t believe I was being partisan. It is not politically partisan to expose or attack critical race theory or Marxism,” he added. “The reason I say that is because critical race theory and Marxism are antithetical to American values. Critical race theory fuels narratives that attack America’s founding documents.”

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