Communist Army LT, prior enlisted Ranger, receives punishment for West Point stunt

Left: Army 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone graduating from West Point in May of 2016. Right: Army Private First Class Spenser Rapone receiving his "Ranger Scrol" patch after completing Ranger Assessment and Selection Program in 2011.

A US Army officer and West Point graduate is on his way out with a less than honorable discharge* after exposing himself as a Communist who does not support the US Constitution.

In a good case for why military officers should stay off social media (if they want to accomplish their goals, anyway), 2LT Spenser Rapone is getting the boot from the US Army after he posted graduation photos of himself wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt under his uniform and wrote “communism will win” on the inside of his cap.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Rapone was not only openly Communist, but believed that the US Government must be destroyed from within, his beliefs operating the lines of Communist philosopher Rudi Dutschke’s strategy of the “long march through the institutions.”

Spenser displays his 1st Ranger Battalion combat patch while he poses for a photo with other cadets at West Point.

In short, Rapone saw himself as a subversive agent of communism, infiltrating the US military from within with intent to destroy it.

One West Point teacher -LTC Robert Heffington- produced a scathing description of Rapone in a sworn statement regarding his concerns of having a Marxist cadet.

“At, best, Cadet Rapone’s online ideological screeds reveal the philosophical infatuations of a precocious adolescent, rather like a school boy who cannot stop spouting off about Nietzsche,” he wrote in a statement disseminated by SOFREP. “The ‘misunderstood’ and ‘persecuted’ young genius shouts truth to power by cobbling together ideas and quotations popping up in chat rooms or on Facebook walls, certain that his provocative and shocking proclamations will, based solely upon their vehemence and sarcasm, demonstrate both the profound sincerity and the unassailable correctness of his viewpoints. This phase tends to be ephemeral, the erstwhile youthful firebrand eventually emerging from the selfadulatory fog after eye-opening encounter with equally brilliant people articulating cogent, well-supported, and entirely contrary arguments, or having gained sufficient life experience to illustrate the fundamental interpretive emptiness that renders any strictly Manichaean worldview emotional unfulfilling and analytical bankrupt. At worst, however, Cadet Rapone’s statements bespeak either a severe mental or psychological disorder, or a genuine commitment to values and ideals wholly at odds with those of West Point and the Army.”

According to SOFREP, Rapone’s fate was largely kept hush by the Army itself, only to come to public light -once again- thanks to Rapone’s seeming inability to keep quiet on public forum.

Taking to Twitter, Rapone and his socialist allies confirmed he would be speaking at a socialist event in July after he was finished being pushed out of the Army this month with an other than honorable discharge.

Still, the troubling question remains- how many other “Spenser Rapones” are in military service, particularly ones who can keep their mouths shut?

Rapone’s discharge will place him in a situation where he will not be entitled to VA benefits and he may have to reimburse the US Government for his time at West Point.

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  • Andy Wolf

    Andy Wolf is an Appalachian native who spent much of his youth and young adulthood overseas in search of combat, riches, and adventure- accruing decades of experience in military, corporate, first responder, journalistic and advisory roles. He resides in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains with his K9 companion, Kiki.

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