Author: Matthew L. Lohmeier (May 1, 2021)
Paperback : 230 pages
ISBN-10 : 1737067323
ISBN-13 : 978-1737067320
Available on Amazon & Barnes & Noble
Irresistible Revolution is a timely and bold contribution from an active-duty Space Force lieutenant colonel who sees the impact of a neo-Marxist agenda at the ground level within the US armed forces. In it, author Matthew Lohmeier answers many important questions that Americans are currently asking: 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?
The book's three-part framework begins with a discussion of the American ideal (including the importance of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the notions of individual and civil liberties), transitions to an examination of the history and overarching narrative of Marxist ideology (specifically Marx's and Engels' Communist Manifesto wherein the oppressor vs. oppressed narrative is developed), and concludes by looking into the ongoing transformation of America's military culture and military policy, while also providing a warning about where the country is headed if we choose not to make an immediate course correction.
Irresistible Revolution also covers a breadth of hot topics everyone is hearing and talking about - topics that actually have implications for the US national security: woke ideology, cancel culture, identity politics, the Black Lives Matter movement, anti-racism, postmodernism, political correctness, and critical and cynical theories, to include critical race theory.
Former Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier is a 2006 graduate of the US Air Force Academy and became a military pilot flying the T-38 and F-15C Eagle fighter jet. He then cross-trained to space operations, graduated at the top of his class in four USAF schools (he has two master’s degrees), and was promoted early to lieutenant colonel.
Matt served as an aide-de-camp for a 4-star general who later became the first Chief of Space Operations for the US Space Force. In 2020, Matt transferred to the Space Force and was placed in command of a space-based missile warning squadron.
He was relieved of his command and separated without a pension on account of his public anti-Marxist stance.
Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier last day in the US military service was on Sept. 1, 2021. A few days before his forced discharge, he declared that: “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,” and he added: “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.”
“I wrote a letter to then-Acting Secretary of the Air Force explaining certain circumstances, which I don’t plan to make public, but also requesting an early retirement and a separation honorably from the service,” he said. “And they’ve denied me an early retirement, but agreed that they would separate me. And so my family and I have decided that that’s the best course of action for us right now, given the circumstances.”
In order to counter what he sees as a Marxist threat to America, Lohmeier wrote this book warning against the rise of Marxism and critical race theory in the military. He also promoted the book on a podcast.
In his remarks, Lohmeier asserted that Lloyd Austin, the defense secretary, was advocating "diversity, inclusion, and equity," which he and others have alleged are "rooted in critical race theory, which is rooted in Marxism."
“I believe I’m able to continue serving my country outside of the service and out of uniform, perhaps in a better way than I was able to, given the circumstances, in uniform at the moment,” he added.
Presently, Lohmeier is open to speaking engagements and consulting work. In recent months, he has gotten numerous invites to numerous gatherings and conferences.
Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, relieved Lohmeier of his command of a squadron in May 2021 “due to loss of trust and confidence in his ability to lead,” the Space Force said at the time. Whiting made the move and ordered an investigation into whether the comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity.
Multiple members of Congress spoke out against his discharge from service on account of his anti-Marxist stance.
“Based on the information the committee has received so far and what’s been reported in the press, I am concerned,” Inhofe said at the time. “Members of our military should not only be able to speak out against Marxism, but they should be encouraged to do so—as long as they follow the rules and laws already in place. Marxism is an ideology that goes against everything this country stands for, and it belongs, as Ronald Reagan said famously, ‘on the ash-heap of history',” declared Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Insisting that neither his book nor the remarks were politically partisan, Lohmeier claims that he made a previous effort to use internal channels available to military members before authoring the book: “It’s not politically partisan to expose Marxist ideology where it exists and to talk about critical race theory, that should be something we’re unitedly standing against,” he said.
Conservative Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida declared after Lohmeier discharge from the armed services that he would be “seeking action on this in the Armed Services Committee” but his efforts in 2021 failed to get the case on the agenda.