Critical Race Theory & the American MilitaryMorris van de Camp
Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Lohmeier of the US Space Force has made the news. He self-published an exposé on the problems of critical race theory in the military and then was abruptly fired as a commander.
In a way that is highly unusual for the unintellectual US military, Lohmeier seriously and intelligently examines the ideas of Marxism. He describes its origins in the Enlightenment through the bloodbath of the French Revolution, to the Communism of Lenin and the Soviet Union, to its most recent form: critical race theory (CRT).
Lohmeier argues that CRT has the same flaws of Marxism that lead to death and destruction in the long term. In the short term, CRT is sapping the effectiveness of the US military. Good people are not reenlisting, and good officers are getting out prior to retirement. CRT training events — often led by sub-Saharans — are divisive sessions. “If you are a servicemember,” writes Lohmeier, “have you seen these trainings improve your unit’s cohesiveness? Or has it made groups of people increasingly suspicious of one another based on their racial identities?” (p. 23)
Another problem with CRT is that its philosophical center holds that there is no objective truth. Critical Race Theory can “. . .offer only criticism of and accusations about others.” (p. 92)
Lohmeier goes on to say that
. . .there is a bitter karma in store for those who wittingly adopt such a foolish notion [as no objective truth]. Sooner or later they lose touch with objective reality; the ideological paradigm they adopt infects their capacity for right reason, and the light of their conscience fades — everything bends toward the relative and away from the objective. Soon, there is nothing left but radical relativism. (p. 93)
Lohmeier argues that the military should turn away from CRT and embrace the Trump administration’s efforts at national unity with the 1776 Commission. The 1776 Commission is a flawed, but temporarily workable civic nationalist effort to unite racial groups. One can read a critique of the commission here.
Lohmeier’s exposé is a quick read, and it effectively points out the problem of CRT while offering an effective way to return to the appearance of inter-racial unity. However, Lohmeier was relieved of command, his suggestions were not taken seriously by the military establishment, and non-whites in the military continue to endorse violence on social media. (Lohmeier gives a number of examples of uniformed sub-Saharans on active duty encouraging racial violence.) It is thus clear that not much will change.
The Problems at the Pentagon
Although the book is focused on how CRT is a philosophy that is negatively influencing American military operations, it does provide an opportunity to discuss some of the wider problems within the service.
The book exposes the limitations of the military mind as much as it exposes the flawed presuppositions of CRT. Senior leaders in the Defense Department are unable to envision what a successful end-point to CRT would entail. I’ll explain: the end-point is bloodshed. CRT is the dehumanizing language that precedes genocide. There is no possibility for reconciliation if “silence equals violence.” It is shocking beyond measure that senior Pentagon leaders fail to grasp this concept.
Then there is the eternal African Question. Sub-Saharan pathology is the crack in the foundation of all American military operations. The problem is multifaceted, but can be categorized. First, sub-Saharans have a lower IQ than whites, so there are constant issues with basic competence. Second, African crime is off the charts in terms of frequency and severity. In that regard, Negroes don’t get justice in America, they get mercy. Finally, the sub-Saharan intellectual class, such that it is, is driven by envy and resentment. Whites are an accomplished race, Africans aren’t. Military leaders that can paper over this problem get promoted; military leaders that point it out are not.
The idea that CRT denies the idea of a basic truth is tied into the fact that believers in “civil rights” always misread data. Senior leaders in the military really think that they are holding off an avalanche of “white rage” while there have been many episodes of black-on-white fragging, Muslim terrorist mass shootings, and ordinary sub-Saharan crimes.
Next, the Pentagon has moved beyond the control of elected civilian leadership. Probably the first time this occurred was when there was a revolt against gays in the military in the 1990s. There were plenty of good reasons to avoid gays in the military during the AIDS crisis, but the question was one for politicians to answer, not the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In his memoir, President Obama described a sharp conversation with his generals over their attempts to paint him into a corner over policy in Afghanistan. The military was mutinous under President Trump, even to the point of lying about the number of troops in Syria. Lieutenant Colonel Alex Vindman (Jewish) was also disloyal to the point of endorsing the interests of a foreign country over the interests of the United States.
American white conservatives who worship the military are misplacing their devotion. The Pentagon has a rotten center and a rotten senior leadership. Critical race theory is part of this trend. The Pentagon’s top brass fear their black troops and hate their white troops. Meanwhile, wars launched at the urging of foreign pressure groups like the Israeli lobby go on and on. I can offer no solution for this situation for the time being, but pointing out the problems is a step in the right direction.
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Remember a few years ago, the head of the Air Force Academy giving a warning to non existent racists at the academy over a fake hate crime? When the incident turned out to be a hoax, he didn’t recieve any type of repramand. When Tucker questioned the need for flight suits for pregnant pilots, a lot of military personel responded with tweets about how great female service members in there units are, never addressing the actual issue. They responded like teenagers in a put down contest. A current 4 star admiral currently has a book by a black militant on his recommended reading list. When America’s cities were burning last summer, the military response was, this is the responsibility of local police forces. They deployed the military during the riots in the sixties. This is the same general who said that it would be bad if U.S. forces withdrew from Afghanastain because women there would somehow lose rights. During the riots last summer, the govenor of Minnesota stated that this was the result of white supremists and Russian agents. Their is starting to be speculation about a U.S. naval ship that was burned beyond repair. The navy has decided that the repairs are to expensive and have decided to scrap it. Some speculation is that it was a black BLM inspired sailor or sailors that caused the damage. That hasn’t been proven yet and I dont’t want to spread rumors. I do believe some type of investigation needs to be done as to what caused it. Also, don’t forget the acusations of the white army officer telling white enlisted personel that white males are the problem. Past generations of military personel would have never tolerated this,
I think it’s maximally stupid for a dominant group to lose control of the institutions capable of exerting force over the populace. In the not too distant future when civilization starts to break down and martial law is established at various places for various periods of time, the violent and hostile attitudes of these minorities in power will begin to express themselves and have an impact. I’m not being alarmist; I don’t expect it in most of our lifetimes, but possibly in our children’s. Already we of the dissident right are learning the cost of losing control of the fbi and justice department.
The Boers/Afrikaans gave away their power. BIG MISTAKE. Will we do the same?
I think we already have, or are in the process of it. It’s a problem of perception. Most whites don’t comprehend there is a war being waged and rather desperately want absolution from “hate.”
If Rome could lose demographic hegemony over her colonies, why should the Anglosphere settler nations be immune? Zimbabawe and South Africa are already gone: who shall be the next to cede power for a just peace and an easy life?
If Europa herself collapses into ethno-religious chaos, as has happened many times before, perhaps Russia will step in to restore order and sanity?
As for North America, the US and Canada, there China waits patiently; she will be prepared to deal with what remains of White interests as one client among many.
When they finally deploy the military against the population, I’d much rather fight the disabled black tranny and Emma with her two moms than I would a battle hardened white man.
Always keep this in mind: our ruling class is incompetent and chaotic.
I think you’re being too optimistic (or else “our lifetimes” is written with 70-year olds in mind!). This country is “meta-unstable”; it could collapse with astonishing speed. That is the case with any ‘diverse’ society, but especially one with many members of low IQ, high violence races. The rot has set in since the New Deal. What amazes me is how quickly the whites collapsed. In the 20s we had a vibrant patriotic-nativist movement. Then we had a Great Depression, and suddenly all the whites (or enough of them), lost their willpower and clamored for the Federal Government to “do something”. And that was the beginning of the end of our racial sovereignty and liberty.
The question is: what is the Dissident Right going to do about this situation?
Right now there is a popular reaction against critical race theory.
Look at the larger picture of opposition to the COVID lockdown and the stolen election of 2020. People out in the streets flying American flags and pushing a patriotic party line. There’s Donald Trump who, regardless of all other factors, has been one of the few politicians to publicly oppose critical race theory. And now we have members of the armed forces like Colonel Lohmeier openly breaking with The Narrative.
– Attend public events, such as anti-critical race theory protests. Observe, learn, support…but for obvious reasons do not go full fash (waaaaay too early in the struggle for that).
– Use Dissident Right platforms to provide tactical guides for anti-critical race theory activists (like how to conduct yourself at a school board meeting), and to provide ideological alternatives (like what should be taught in school).
– Develop memes for anti-critical race theory activism then viralize them by media from online to stickers.
– Do more reviews of books such as Colonel Lohmeier’s.
– Do videos of anti-critical race theory events and post them online to bring in Americans who want to see their side of the story.
– Create webpages and podcasts tailored for parents, workers, veterans, etc., who oppose critical race theory. Recruit people who have been alienated by critical race theory.
– Create relationships with key communicators and develop ways to get them to accept that critical race theory is not just anti-American but anti-White.
Obviously, all this can be applied to other movements, such as the anti-lockdown protests…and bears more discussion.
How about whites stop joining the military in large numbers? How about white servicemen getting out and retiring early like their counterparts in law enforcement? One key would be to convince enough whites to stop joining the military. How do you think the military would function if large numbers of whites quit having anything to do with it?
“How about white servicemen getting out and retiring early like their counterparts in law enforcement? One key would be to convince enough whites to stop joining the military. How do you think the military would function if large numbers of whites quit having anything to do with it?”
As long as we form our own military. Y? Because our enemies want non-Europeans to b the majority in military, law enforcement so that there will b less hesitation in killing us when the conflict begins. Remember, our enemies r thinking multiple steps ahead.
On the other hand, flip that thought: more whites outside the military and law enforcement than inside, means more whites who will not hesitate to respond in kind to these institutional enemies (who will soon be populated mostly with nonwhites). I don’t care what people say about Hispanics, blacks, East Asians, etc. no matter how well trained and armed they may be. Whites are more competent. Period.
The Los Angeles Police Department is mostly nonwhite now. I am not at all impressed with LAPD in terms of competency, although I must say, I think (I suspect) a lot of them are based. I don’t think Hispanics would easily turn on whites (Mexicans, yes they would, Hispanics, no). Just a hunch from living in South Cal for decades. Obviously I can’t back up this hunch with data. It’s just a hunch.
I disagree. We do not want to give up the institutions of final societal control. We should be searching for new ways to increase whites in military and law enforcement. That’s one reason to keep upping the scholastic requirements for service employment. We should also be downsizing those military services (mainly Army; also Marines) that are disproportionately nonwhite, while claiming a need to expand those services (Navy and esp Air Force; maybe in the future, “Space Force”) that are more heavily white. Within the services, they must be additionally internally reconfigured towards more higher IQ positions (which is probably in the interests of general military security anyway). Add to this mix lots of rhetoric about “no military affirmative action”, “maximizing taxpayer dollars”, “no CRT in military”, “budget deficit requires Pentagon downsizing”, etc.
I am really hesitant for Whites to give up any more ground, especially after losing control of the universities, the mainstream media, the borders and the inner cities. White flight is no longer an option. Somewhere, the line in the sand has to be drawn – and held. We need to encourage members of the armed forces and law enforcement to stand fast and push back.
The Dissident Right can come in by providing at least moral support to Whites and pro-Whites who are still working within the system (other ideas are in my post above).
I’d refer everyone to the Military Reform Movement which arose in the wake of defeat in Vietnam. This movement was built around American military personnel who stood up and told the truth, rebuilt the US armed forces, and set the ground for the victory in Desert Storm. A similar movement today can be tricky given the ongoing repression…which is why there needs to be a thorough discussion of tactics on forums such as this one!
Look at the bigger picture: more conservatives and even oldline liberals are coming out and saying we are living under a plutocratic-technocratic regime. There’s also considerable opposition against critical race theory in general and Biden’s hosing up of the military in particular.
All this provides a foundation for a more general pushback if the Dissident Right acts intelligently.
I’m concerned with that university issue. My brain was bleeding at the time I attempted university, so I may not be keyed in Even if a lot of people will make more money with a trade, replacing it as an opportunity to cultivate learning is hard.
Online universities have been growing quite a bit and for the right student, it’s perfectly adequate to learn some subjects subject matter. But meeting other students, that’s a downside.
Right wing fellow travelers will persist, I assume, those with sufficient independence of mind and prudence.
I forwarded my copy of Lohmeier’s book to a woman friend of mine in Alaska who has four grown children in the military, in each of the three services — Army, Navy, Air Force. She sent an email saying that she was pleased with the book and will share it with ‘the kids’. I had taken a chance sending it blindly, because no one today can be sure of anyone else’s politics. But give it a try — it may be the only way some people will ever know there is an alternate ‘universe’ available to them, and it’s a great way to send ‘our’ message — in someone else’s words. Maybe if they like this book, we can next send one of CC’s.
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