Resisting the Marxist Military Revolution

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Our country is going woke and morally broke. Even our military, which until now has been the bedrock of patriotism, responsibility, accountability, and American values, is forcing recruits to endure Critical race theory based, anti-White training.

Matthew Lohmeier, who was in command of a space-based missile warning squadron in Colorado, took a stand against such practices and wrote a book about it. A week after he posted an interview with podcaster L. Todd Wood about his book, he was relived of command in a disconcerting act of cowardice by the politically correct military.

Lohmeier's book, Irresistible Revolution: Marxism's Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military, is one of this year's two must-read books in this reviewer's opinion. The other is Mark Levin's American Marxism.

Irresistible Revolution is readable, engaging, and downright interesting in the way it presents the Marxist undermining of America, our military, and ultimately of Western Civilization.

The Greatness of the American Ideal

Lohmeier begins by discussing the greatness of America and how the American ideal is unique in the world. He points out that in his book, Suicide of the West, Jonah Goldberg writes that the

corruption of the Miracle of Western Civilization… can only succeed when we willfully and ungratefully turn our back on the principles that brought us out of the muck of human history in the first place."

We're seeing that today with efforts to "reframe" American history, as with the Times' 1619 Project.

Lohmeier observes that the Declaration of Independence is unique in the world, as it is founded upon the inalienable rights of man.

President Calvin Coolidge's 1926 speech is particularly appropriate:

About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful… If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.

The notable 1776 Commission Report, commissioned by President Trump, states that "When we appreciate America for what she truly is, we know that our Declaration is worth preserving, our Constitution worth defending, our fellow citizens worth loving, and our country worth fighting for."

Marxism in America

Lohmeier writes of the intrusion of Marxist thought into the fabric of American society:

Mainstream media, social media, the public education system, including the university, as well as federal agencies have all become vessels of various schools of thought that are rooted in Marxist ideology—an ideology bent on the destruction of America’s history and founding philosophy, of Western tradition, specifically Judeo-Christian values, and of patriotism and conservatism."

He states that "The many critical and antagonistic narratives about America all serve one primary purpose—dividing the American people," which is reminiscent of George Orwell's Ministry of truth.

One of the wedges used to divide the American people is Critical race theory, which "is bent on breeding black resentment and white guilt—a dreadful combination. To lose a sense of our history is to lose a sense for what unites us as one people." He writes that:

Slavery has existed in human societies for thousands of years. As author and president of the National Association of Scholars Peter W. Wood points out, slave capture and trading were pursued on an enormous scale by the Arabs in north and east Africa. And when Europeans arrived on the Atlantic coast of Africa in the fifteenth century, they discovered that slavery was a deeply embedded practice in the native kingdoms there."

Lohmeier negates the fallacious and destructive premise of the 1619 project by simply stating:

The degree to which the United States has succeeded in living up to its founding ideals is reflected in the fact that two million black Africans have legally immigrated to America in the last half-century alone, in addition to the millions of others who have come from across the globe. Why would they do that if America is inherently and irredeemably racist and evil?"

Lohmeier discusses the origination of Marxist philosophy, including the influence of Bounarroti, Malthus, Hegel, Robespierre. Marx's writings are replete with references to Hegel. The "Hegelian dialectic" is a method of argument that relies on contradictory cross-examination of opposing sides. Yet, historian Antony Sutton observed that:

For Hegelians, the State is almighty. Progress in the Hegelian State is through contrived conflict the class of opposites makes for progress. If you can control the opposites, you dominate the nature of the outcome."

The New Intolerance

Lohmeier observes that we are living under a Postmodern, skeptical worldview, stating:

Postmodernism challenges the possibility of obtaining objective knowledge of the world—of knowing truth. Reason and truth are meaningless; they are merely abstractions. Objectivity is a myth. It follows, therefore, that all interpretations of the world are equally valid, according to postmodernists."

Lohmeier observes how Marxism divides people into classes of oppressors and the oppressed:

… the issue is this: the ideological insistence that because one group of people is privileged it is necessarily a class of oppressors, and is therefore evil, all-too-naturally becomes justification for violence against that group. Such a twisted view of humanity allows the practitioners of Marxism to harbor a victim mentality, and to point the finger at other citizens and blame them for life’s difficulties. It breeds a fearful mentality that insists others are out to get them—the wealthy, the police, institutions of higher learning, religious groups, or certain races."

He then discusses Critical race theory, which has manifested in the military, writing:

Critical race theory is a mutation of critical theory, which had its beginning in a 1937 manifesto of the Frankfurt School… Critical race theory is dangerous and divisive because it is rooted in Marxist ideology....

Critical race theory makes race the prism through which its proponents analyze all aspects of American life. It provides a substitute narrative to compete with the traditional American philosophical and historical narrative that has shaped our culture and values. It establishes a new foundation for the continued promulgation of identity politics in America."

The New American Military Culture

Lohmeier straightforwardly points out that Critical race theory and the Diversity and Inclusion industry are a pressing threat to America, stating:

Again, what we are seeing is a Diversity and Inclusion industry that is steeped in CRT, which is rooted in Marxism. Sadly, this is what has been called a “moral imperative” and an “operational imperative” for the Defense Department.216 This is why I said at the beginning of this chapter that I agreed with Carol Swain that the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion industry is among the greatest threats facing American society."

He discusses in detail the pervasive degree to which Marxism and correct-think have infused today's military. He references Jordan Peterson who aptly describes the threat:

In his work Maps of Meaning, Jordan Peterson explains what is at stake when culture is disrupted in this way, specifically if Western culture is sufficiently threatened so as to undermine its key beliefs. Keep in mind what implications this has for the US military: Every culture maintains certain key beliefs that are centrally important to that culture, upon which all secondary beliefs are predicated. These key beliefs cannot be easily given up, because if they are, everything falls, and the unknown once again rules. Western morality and behavior, for example, are predicated on the assumption that every individual is sacred. This belief…provides the very cornerstone of Judeo-Christian civilization. Successful challenge to this idea would invalidate the actions and goals of the Western individual; would destroy the Western…social context for individual action. In the absence of this central assumption, the body of Western law…codified morality—erodes and falls. There are no individual rights, no individual value—and the foundation of the Western social (and psychological) structure dissolves. The Second World War and Cold War were fought largely to eliminate such a challenge. (Italics added)"

Irresistible Revolution is an eye-opening, informative book. So what do we, as Americans, do against the onslaught of Marxism? He concludes that all Americans need to stand up for the American ideal and America's founding principles. He emphasizes that "At the end of the day, people want to fight for what’s right." He urges members of the military to "courageously stand for what is right." He emphasizes:

  • Never be ashamed of your own beliefs—you are entitled to them.
  • Never forget that in America your right to speak freely is protected by Constitutional law—the supreme law of the land that you have sworn an oath to defend.
  • Never be ashamed to believe in the fundamental goodness of your country and the greatness of its ideals, or to speak in its defense.
  • "Never force equality of outcomes or insist upon fulfilling race- and gender-based quotas as a substitution for our long-standing merit-based system. If we do, we will lose our lethality.

Of course, this is outstanding advice for all Americans.


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