“You keep watch around the world to detect missile launches, space launches, and nuclear detonations while providing critical intelligence. All of you are pioneers in the newest branch of our armed forces.”
That was President Donald Trump in a November 26, 2020 video conference with officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Space Force, which was “very special to me, that new branch, because that was something that I felt was necessary.”
Representing the Space Force was Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado. That squadron operates the Defense Support Program and Space Based Infrared System satellites that detect launches and provide early warning.
A 2006 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and a qualified F-15C pilot, Lohmeier earned a master’s degree in military operational art and science and a master’s of philosophy in military strategy. In September of 2020, Lohmeier authored The Better Mind of Space, from Air University Press, views solely of the author but “cleared for public release and unlimited distribution.”
“Like the waning moon, the traditional mind of space is diminishing in vigor, power, and influence,” wrote Lohmeier, a USAF major at the time. “There is a better mind of space emerging that is much larger than the Air Force. The emergent mind of space is like the waxing moon—its illuminated area is increasing, and the clarity and power of its influence is growing.”
Lt. Col. Lohmeier is also the author of Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military, which attempts to answers questions such as: “Is systemic racism a reality, or is much of our talk about race merely a rhetorical tool used to divide Americans? Why has the Defense Department suddenly shifted to a focus on extremism within the ranks? Is there really a white supremacy or white nationalist problem within our armed forces? Are the many Diversity and Inclusion trainings that are being conducted in our federal agencies helping solve these problems, or are they creating conflict where none previously existed? What is Marxism, and what does it have to do with all of this?”
As Lohmeier told Military.com, he was apprised of the option to have the book reviewed by the Pentagon prior to release but told it was not required. Lohmeier recently discussed Irresistible Revolution on the “Information Operation” podcast with L. Todd Wood. The critical race theory pushed by Biden Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Lohmeier said, “will divide us. It will not unify us.”
In the U.S. military, according to Lohmeier, “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.” On the other hand, for those aligned with the left, “It’s okay to be an activist online because no one’s going to hold you accountable.”
True to form, on May 14, Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, head of Space Operations Command, removed Lt. Col. Lohmeier from his command post at Buckley Air Force Base. In the official line, the move was “due to loss of trust and confidence in his ability to lead,” and “based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast.” Whiting also initiated a Command Directed Investigation (CDI) to probe whether Lohmeier’s comments “constituted prohibited partisan political activity.”
As Lohmeier told Military.com, “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.” Until, that is, the advent of the composite character president David Garrow described in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. He turned the military away from Communist dictatorships and Islamic terrorism and toward patriotic American conservatives.
Consider Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Far-Right from the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point in 2013. Author Arie Perliger charted groups that “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self-government.”
As a creation of President Trump, the United States Space Force presents a convenient bull’s-eye for Joe Biden, who did not openly support the new branch until early February, 2021. That Biden had to think about it is telling. The Delaware Democrat never served in the military and opposed the plan to kill 9/11 terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. Biden also criticized Trump’s action to take out Iranian terrorist Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Vice president Biden was one of many Democrats to “unmask” Gen. Michael Flynn, exposing Trump’s national security advisor to surveillance and hostile action by the FBI. Gen. Flynn had done nothing wrong and neither had Lt. Col. Lohmeier. His removal from command is part of Biden’s purge of conservatives in general and Trump supporters in particular.
Last Nov. 26, Lohmeier openly thanked Trump for creating the Space Force, so look for the official investigation to recommend demotion, with expulsion from the Space Force entirely within the realm of possibilities. Meanwhile, as Joe Biden’s leftist bund targets Lt. Col. Lohmeier, the American people appear to welcome his revelations.
Last week Irresistible Revolution ranked second on Amazon’s military policy section. As one Amazon reviewer put it, “this work should be required reading for every American who wants to have a better understanding of all the truly unbelievable changes happening right before our very eyes!”