The Army announced that it is officially investigating one of their own after a recent West Point graduate went viral for posting pro-communist pictures on social media.
Spenser Rapone, the young man in question, caught the attention of many after posting an image of himself in uniform holding the words “Communism Will Win” in his hand.
Not long after that, he posted “In case there was any lingering doubt, hasta la victoria siempre,” along with a picture of himself wearing a shirt that featured Argentine communist revolutionary Che Guevara.
“Second Lieutenant Rapone’s actions in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Army,” The U.S. army said in a statement. “As figures of public trust, members of the military must exhibit exemplary conduct, and are prohibited from engaging in certain expressions of political speech in uniform.”
They continue to say that “Second Lieutenant Rapone’s chain of command is aware of his actions and is looking into the matter. The academy is prepared to assist the officer’s chain of command as required.”
These are hardly the first cases of Rapone expressing his support of communism, but the fact that he is in uniform while doing so makes this a criminal matter.
— Commie Bebop🌹 (@punkproletarian) February 20, 2017
A proud member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Rapone is seen in one selfie holding a copy of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto:
The group DSAVeterans have tweeted their support of 2nd Lt. Rapond, saying “Let there be no doubt that we have unequivocal solidarity with and pride in Spenser. He’s an exceptional soldier.”
This type of thing shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has paid attention during the Obama administration. For eight years America had a president who constantly talked down about the United States, and the men and women who have proudly served.
These young people leaving academies like West Point have been told since their teenage years that America needs to conform to the whims of the rest of the world, and now we are seeing the impacts of that type of rhetoric.
One can only wonder what General Patton would do if he saw men like this lining up in his army…