biden’s Space Force Nominee Fired Service Member Over DEI Opposition

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(The Federalist) – President Joe Biden’s newest pick to lead U.S. Space Force Command previously removed a service member from duty for speaking out against so-called “diversity, equity, and inclusion” efforts and Marxism in the military.

Nominated by Biden earlier this month to be the next head of U.S. Space Force Command, Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting played a role in the firing of Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier. While promoting his book, Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military, during a May 2021 podcast interview, Lohmeier spoke about the increasing presence of Marxist thought permeating the U.S. military, specifically pointing to the embrace of DEI and critical race theory.

“Our diversity, inclusion, and equity [DEI] industry and the trainings we’re receiving in the military via that industry are rooted in critical race theory which is rooted in Marxism,” Lohmeier said. DEI is a divisive and poisonous ideology that favors dismissing merit to discriminate based on characteristics such as skin color and sexual characteristics. Meanwhile, critical race theory seeks to fracture society along racial lines by promoting the false concept that all white people are oppressors and all nonwhite people are oppressed.

Not long after Lohmeier’s podcast interview, a Space Force representative informed (and later CNN) that Whiting had “relieved” the lieutenant colonel of command due to a supposed “loss of trust and confidence in his ability to lead.” The representative further confirmed the decision was…

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